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Ladbroke Grove Canal Walk

Grand Union Canal at Ladbroke Grove
Grand Union Canal at Ladbroke Grove

For our April event, we suggested a walk along the Canal at Ladbroke Grove, including viewing the Victorian Gas Holders. Sadly, the Gas Holders have been demolished by now, but you can still enjoy a pleasant walk along the canal path.

The coming of the Canal, and the Western Gasworks beside it, had an effect on the fortunes of the little country village of Kensal Green at the beginning of the 19th Century. A short stroll along the Canal towpath offers a lot of history of the local area, as well as the wild life which can be seen there.

We’ve produced a walking tour guide notes, which are full of historic information and notable places of interest along the way.

The notes can be downloaded from the website –, from the Archive section. The access to this area is for the current members of WLHS – you can join online or there are other joining options, too, on the website.

Victorian gas holders at Ladbroke Grove
Victorian gas holders at Ladbroke Grove

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