Ladbroke Grove tube station

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.

Ladbroke Grove London Underground
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Ladbroke Grove is located in Greater London
Ladbroke Grove
Ladbroke Grove
Location of Ladbroke Grove in Greater London
LocationLadbroke Grove
Local authorityKensington and Chelsea
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Decrease 5.80 million[1]
2017Increase 5.95 million[1]
2018Decrease 5.34 million[2]
2019Increase 6.13 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.84 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyHammersmith and City Railway
Pre-groupingHammersmith and City Railway
Post-groupingHammersmith and City Railway
Key dates
13 June 1864Opened as Notting Hill
1869Renamed Notting Hill (Ladbroke Road)
1880Renamed Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove
1 June 1919Renamed Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington)
1938Renamed Ladbroke Grove
13 December 2009Circle line service introduced
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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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Originally opened by the Hammersmith and City 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]


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  1. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Let's call it Portobello Road Tube, Evening Standard, 30 June 2006
  6. ^ "Disability and Deaf Equality Scheme (DES) 2009-2012". TfL. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  7. ^ "TfL wastes £64million abandoning disabled access plans on the Tube". Evening Standard. London. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2010.

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Preceding station   London Underground Following station
Latimer Road
towards Hammersmith
Circle line
Westbourne Park
towards Edgware Road via Aldgate
Hammersmith & City line Westbourne Park
towards Barking
Former services
Latimer Road
towards Hammersmith
Metropolitan line
Hammersmith branch (1864-1990)
Westbourne Park
towards Paddington