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Kensington Hippodrome

Place  From 1837  To 1842

Categories: Sport / Games

A horse race course built by entrepreneur John Whyte. It was not a success partly because the clay ground was not suitable and partly because the local population (slum-dwellers, basically) unlike today, was also not suitable. The land was leased from the Ladbroke Estate and when the business failed the Estate built the current leafy streets.

Great post from Londonist.

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Kensington Hippodrome

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