The Favourite (pub)

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The Favourite

The Favourite was a pub at 27 St Anns Road, Holland Park, London W11, that closed in 2011. A pub had existed on the site since at least 1879. The building was demolished and replaced by a six-storey block of studio flats around 2012.

History[edit]

It was originally called the Duke of Sussex and dated back to at least 1879, and the street itself was previously known as Latimer Road.[1] It was rebuilt some time after World War II. The pub closed in 2011.[2][3] It had been owned by Enterprise Inns, and before that by Watney Combe & Reid.

Demolition[edit]

The building was listed for sale by AG&G ("one of the UK’s leading specialists in licensed leisure property"[4]) for offers "in excess of £1,800,000".[5]

In May 2012, it was being marketed by Goldcrest Land plc for £2.2–2.4 million, with a "Full Detailed Planning Application" having been made for a "six storey building comprising 84 student housing studios" plus a retail unit on the ground floor.[6]

The pub was demolished, and the site is now occupied by Yara Central, Holland Park, student accommodation in studio flats for 84 students, owned by Yara Capital.[7] Rents range from £14,200 to £15,300 per year.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duke of Sussex, 27 Latimer Road, Notting Hill, Hammersmith W11". Pubshistory. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Lost Pubs In London, W11: Notting Hill". The Lost Pubs Project. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  3. ^ "The Favourite, North Kensington". Beerintheevening. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ "AG&G are one of the UK's leading specialists in licensed leisure property". AG&G. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Favourite, W11". AG&G. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Student Accommodation (84 Beds) – West London". The Construction Index. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Yara Central, Holland Park". Yara Students. Retrieved 16 August 2015.

Coordinates: 51°30′31″N 0°12′57″W / 51.5086°N 0.2159°W / 51.5086; -0.2159