Kensington (Olympia) to Edgware Road Tube Walk

This is the 54th day of my London Underground tube walking challenge. It is also the last day. Today I will complete the final section of the 12th and final underground line.

Kensington (Olympia) to Earl’s Court

I start at Kensington (Olympia). It is named after the Olympia Exhibition Building which is next to the station. This Exhibition building is run by the same people who run the nearby Earl’s Court Exhibition Building.

I head south and briefly pass along Kensington High Street before going into Warwick Road. Warwick Road has a Homebase and a Tesco superstore and a number of housing blocks.

Beyond the housing blocks is the Earl’s Court Exhibition Building. It doesn’t look like there is a show on today as the gates are closed.

I pass the west entrance of Earl’s Court tube station, walk along Penywern Road and then get to the east entrance of Earl’s Court.

Earl’s Court to High Street Kensington

I pass the Dr Who Police Box outside Earl’s Court underground station and then walk north up Earl’s Court Road. Along the way I spot this van which had two toy dogs positioned just in front of it. I have no idea why.

I get back onto High Street Kensington head east past the many shops and then arrive at High Street Kensington tube station.

High Street Kensington to Notting Hill Gate

I pass the former Barker’s department store and then turn left into Kensington Church Street.

This area is well known for its antique shops, a few of them are pictured here.

At the end of Kensington Church Street I turn left and reach Notting Hill Gate tube station.

Notting Hill Gate to Bayswater

On Notting Hill Gate I turn into Ossington Street and then right into Moscow Road.

On Moscow Road I pass a church and several more mansion blocks (Bayswater is home to loads of them) before reaching Bayswater tube station which is on the Queensway.

Bayswater to Paddington

I walk a short way up Queensway and turn right into Porchester Gardens passing a mansion block and the 1950’s Hallfield Estate.

On Eastbourne Terrace many of the old office blocks have been renovated with new glass fronts. On Praed Street I reach Paddington tube station.

Paddington to Edgware Road

I continue along Praed Street passing the local shops and the famous St. Mary’s Hospital where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.

At the far end of this road some of the new blocks of flats which surround the Paddington Basin come into view. I also pass the Hilton London Metropole Hotel.

I cross Edgware Road, walk along Chapel Street, and then reach Edgware Road tube station; the final tube station on my tube walking journey.

District Line Walk – Day 6 Summary

This final section of the District line tube walk took me just over one and a half hours to complete.