Fairfax Mansions, NW3

Road in/near Swiss Cottage

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Fairfax Mansions, NW3

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Fairfax Mansions is a street in Hampstead.




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Aberdare Gardens, NW6 This late Victorian street was probably named in compliment to Henry Bruce, Home Secretary 1868-1873, who was created 1st Baron Aberdare.
Adamson Road, NW3 Adamson Road is named after either a contractor or architect to Eton College.
Avenue Road, NW3 Avenue Road dates from 1829.
Baynes Mews, NW3 Baynes Mews is a mews within the conservation area of Belsize Park.
Belsize Lane, NW3 Belsize Lane is a thoroughfare linking Rosslyn Hill with Swiss Cottage.
Belsize Park Mews, NW3 Belsize Park Mews lies in the Belsize Park Conservation Area.
Belsize Square, NW3 Belsize Square is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Terrace, NW3 Belsize Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
Broadhurst Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 Broadhurst Gardens is in West Hampstead, NW6
Buckland Crescent, NW3 Buckland Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Canfield Gardens, NW6 Canfield Gardens was first laid out in 1881.
Canfield Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Central Avenue, SW10 Central Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Coleridge Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
College Crescent, NW3 College Crescent was built by the Eyre family.
Crossfield Road, NW3 Crossfield Road is a street in Hampstead.
Daleham Gardens, NW3 Daleham Gardens dates from the 1880s.
Daleham Mews, NW3 Daleham Mews is a mews in Belsize Park.
Dobson Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Eton Court, NW3 Eton Court is a street in Hampstead.
Fairfax Place, NW6 Fairfax Place has undergone name changes - at first Victoria Mews and then Fairfax Mews.
Fairfax Road, NW6 Fairfax Road runs south from the Finchley Road to Belsize Road.
Fairhazel Gardens, NW6 Fairhazel Gardens runs from Broadhurst Gardens to Goldhurst Terrace.
Finchley Road, NW3 Finchley Road is one of north London’s main roads.
Frognal Court, NW3 Frognal Court is a street in Hampstead.
Goldhurst Terrace, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Goldhurst Terrace, NW6 Goldhurst Terrace was laid out in the late 1870s.
Greencroft Gardens, NW6 Greencroft Gardens dates from 1884-5.
Harben Parade, NW3 Harben Parade is a parade of shops along Finchley Road.
Harben Road, NW6 Harben Road was first known as Albion Road.
Hilgrove Road, NW6 Hilgrove Road was previously the western section of Adelaide Road, called Adelaide Road North.
Hornby Close, NW3 Hornby Close is a street in Hampstead.
Jade Terrace, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Maresfield Gardens, NW3 Maresfield Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Marston Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
McCrone Mews, NW3 McCrone Mews is a mews - formerly the location of a depot of the London Parcel Delivery Company.
Naseby Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
New College Parade, NW3 New College Parade is a street in Hampstead.
Northways Parade, NW3 Northways Parade replaced New College which was mainly located in College Crescent
Regency Parade, NW3 Regency Parade is a street in Hampstead.
Rosemont Road, NW3 Rosemont Road is a street in Hampstead.
Rosslyn Mansions, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
St Johns Court, NW3 St Johns Court is a street in Hampstead.
Swiss Terrace, NW3 Swiss Terrace connects Belsize Road with the Swiss Cottage junction.
Trinity Walk, NW3 Trinity Walk is a street in Hampstead.
Winchester Road, NW3 Winchester Road is named after the first Provost of Eton, William Waynflete Bishop of Winchester.


Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is named after an inn called The Swiss Tavern that was built in 1804 in the style of a Swiss chalet and on the site of a former tollgate keeper’s cottage.

The district formed part of the ancient parish of Hampstead. It developed following the Finchley Road Act 1826, which authorised construction of Finchley New Road and Avenue Road, with The Swiss Tavern located at the junction of the new roads. The neighbourhood around Finchley Road and Avenue Road was redeveloped in 1937 and 1938 with the opening of an Odeon cinema and the Regency Lodge flats. After World War II, local authority housing was constructed by the London County Council in the area.

Local amenities include an Odeon Cinema, Sir Basil Spence’s Grade II-listed Swiss Cottage Central Library and the Hampstead Theatre. Swiss Cottage is the location of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama that occasionally performs at the Embassy Theatre. Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre reopened in early 2006 after redevelopment; it now has two swimming pools, a gym and a climbing wall. Many of the area’s cityscapes and London street scenes, particularly of Swiss Cottage, Adamson Rd, Eton Ave and Belsize Park were represented by the Camden Town Group painter Robert Bevan and his wife, the Polish painter Stanislawa de Karlowska. They lived at 14 Adamson Road.

Swiss Cottage station was opened in 1868 as the northern terminus of the Metropolitan and St. John’s Wood Railway, the first northward branch extension from Baker Street of the Metropolitan Railway (now the Metropolitan line). From here, starting in 1879, the line was subsequently extended further to Watford, Amersham, Chesham and Uxbridge.

The current station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road stations when the Metropolitan line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo line.

The new station initially operated as part of a combined station with the Metropolitan line’s adjacent sub-surface Swiss Cottage station (platforms 1 and 2 were Metropolitan line and 3 and 4 were Bakerloo line), but the Metropolitan line station was closed on 17 August 1940. The Bakerloo line station was subsequently transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee line when it opened on 1 May 1979.


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