Somali Road, NW2

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Somali Road, NW2

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Somali Road is a street in Cricklewood.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Avenue Farm Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s) Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.

NEARBY STREETS
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Agamemnon Road, NW6 Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Ajax Road, NW6 Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Ash Grove, NW2 Ash Grove is a street in Cricklewood.
Asmara Road, NW2 Asmara Road is a named after the capital city of Eritrea.
Besant Road, NW2 Besant Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 Ebbsfleet Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Elm Grove, NW2 Elm Grove is a street in Cricklewood.
Fordwych Road, NW2 Fordwych Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Galsworthy Road, NW2 Galsworthy Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Gondar Gardens, NW6 Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Hillfield Road, NW6 Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Hocroft Road, NW2 Hocroft Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Horton Avenue, NW2 Horton Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Hoveden Road, NW2 Hoveden Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Howard Close, NW2 Howard Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Kendal Court, NW2 Kendal Court is a street in Cricklewood.
Lichfield Road, NW2 Lichfield Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Manstone Road, NW2 Manstone Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Marnham Avenue, NW2 Marnham Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Menelik Road, NW2 Menelik Road runs from Westbere Road to Minster Road.
Mill Lane, NW6 Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead.
Minster Road, NW2 Minster Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Norman Terrace, NW6 Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Oak Grove, NW2 Oak Grove is a street in Cricklewood.
Ranulf Road, NW2 Ranulf Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Richborough Road, NW2 Richborough Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Rondu Road, NW2 Rondu Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Sarre Road, NW2 Sarre Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Skardu Road, NW2 Skardu Road is a street in Cricklewood.
The Mansions, NW6 The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane.
Ulysses Road, NW6 Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Westbere Road, NW2 Westbere Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Westcroft Close, NW2 Westcroft Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Westcroft Way, NW2 Westcroft Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Yew Grove, NW2 Yew Grove is a road in the NW2 postcode area


Queen's Park

Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen's Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen's Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen's Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen's Park 'proper' formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen's Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen's Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett's wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen's Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queens Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen's Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Saint Alban's church
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Golders Green Hippodrome
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Golders Lodge
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Ionic Cinema
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Hendon Fever Hospital
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Cedars
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West Hampstead Overgound
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West End Park, 1870s
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