Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Grove, the n.


(orig. UK black) Ladbroke Grove, London W11/W10.

[WI]S. Selvon Lonely Londoners 12: Big City was telling me yesterday it have a house down by the Grove what have some vacant rooms.
[UK]M. Novotny Kings Road 106: Cool it – the fuzz are concentrating on the Grove.
[UK]C. Newland Scholar 198: They bin runnin’ t’ings inna de Grove since then.
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 68: Some homegrown roughneck soldier straight off the Grove front line.
1011 ‘Next Up?’ 🎵 Catch me a opp then stab up his head / Then ten toes back to the Grove.
[UK]G. Krauze What They Was 234: I was in the park with a couple Grove man.