Ladbroke Grove tube station

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Ladbroke Grove London Underground
Ladbroke Grove tube station 4.jpg
Ladbroke Grove is located in Greater London
Ladbroke Grove
Ladbroke Grove
Location of Ladbroke Grove in Greater London
Location Ladbroke Grove
Local authority Kensington and Chelsea
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 5.67 million[1]
2014 Increase 6.08 million[1]
2015 Decrease 5.81 million[1]
2016 Decrease 5.80 million[1]
2017 Increase 5.95 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Hammersmith and City Railway
Pre-grouping Hammersmith and City Railway
Post-grouping Hammersmith and City Railway
Key dates
13 June 1864 Opened as Notting Hill
1869 Renamed Notting Hill (Ladbroke Road)
1880 Renamed Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove
1 June 1919 Renamed Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington)
1938 Renamed Ladbroke Grove
13 December 2009 Circle line service introduced
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°31′02″N 0°12′38″W / 51.5172°N 0.2106°W / 51.5172; -0.2106Coordinates: 51°31′02″N 0°12′38″W / 51.5172°N 0.2106°W / 51.5172; -0.2106
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Ladbroke Grove is a London Underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, between Latimer Road and Westbourne Park stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2 set in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Originally opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway on 13 June 1864, the station was originally named Notting Hill. With the extension of that line from Paddington to Hammersmith it was renamed Notting Hill & Ladbroke Grove in 1880 and Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington) on 1 June 1919 before acquiring the present name in 1938. The renamings were efforts to avoid confusion with the opening of Notting Hill Gate tube station, which had occurred in 1868. The station is named after the street of the same name, where its main entrance is located.

The station is the nearest to Portobello Road Market and market traders and shopkeepers in the market have started a campaign to have the station renamed Portobello Road in an effort to strengthen recognition of the market's proximity.[2]

In 2009, because of financial constraints, TfL decided to stop work on a project to provide step-free access at Ladbroke Grove and five other stations, on the grounds that these are relatively quiet stations and some are already one or two stops away from an existing step-free station.[3] Ladbroke Grove is two stops away from Wood Lane which has step-free access. The project at Ladbroke Grove would have provided two new lifts to platform level and a new step-free entrance. £3.06 million was spent on Ladbroke Grove before the project was halted.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

This station appears in an episode of the 2001 TV series As If. Earlier version of the music video for Lily Allen's "LDN". Allen alights here after travelling from Hammersmith tube station on the Hammersmith and City line with her red Raleigh Chopper bicycle. The station also appears in the films Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood (2008).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Let's call it Portobello Road Tube, Evening Standard, 30 June 2006
  3. ^ "Disability and Deaf Equality Scheme (DES) 2009-2012". TfL. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  4. ^ "TfL wastes £64million abandoning disabled access plans on the Tube". Evening Standard. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2010.

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