Lansdowne Crescent, London facts for kids
St John's Notting Hill
St John's Notting Hill, a 19th-century church that is the parish church of Notting Hill, is located here. The church hosts the annual Notting Hill Mayfest.
The rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix died at the Samarkand Hotel, 22 Lansdowne Crescent, early on 18 September 1970. He had spent the latter part of the previous evening at a party, was picked up by his girlfriend Monika Dannemann, and driven to her flat at the Samarkand Hotel. According to the estimated time of death, from post mortem data and statements by friends about the evening of 17 September, he died within a few hours after midnight, though no precise estimate was made at the original inquest.
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