Whittington Avenue, UB4

An area maybe laid out between the wars. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Whittington Avenue, UB4

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Road · Wembley Park · UB4 ·
MARCH
18
2017

Whittington Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Albion Road, UB3 Albion Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Balmoral Drive, UB4 Balmoral Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Belmore Avenue, UB4 Belmore Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Burns Close, UB4 Burns Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Cavendish Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Charlton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Elmlea Drive, UB3 Elmlea Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Fredora Avenue, UB4 Fredora Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gledwood Avenue, UB4 Gledwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gledwood Crescent, UB4 Gledwood Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Gledwood Drive, UB4 Gledwood Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Gledwood Gardens, UB4 Gledwood Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Grange Close, UB3 Grange Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Grange Road, UB3 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Haven Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Hurstfield Crescent, UB4 Hurstfield Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kenbrook House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Kenilworth Gardens, UB4 Kenilworth Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Marshall Drive, UB4 Marshall Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Melrose Close, UB4 Melrose Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Park Lane, UB4 Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Park Road, UB4 Park Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Pine Place, UB4 Pine Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Queens Road, UB3 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Regents Close, UB4 Regents Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
School Approach, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Shelley Close, UB4 Shelley Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Spencer Avenue, UB4 Spencer Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Swift Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Tithe Close, UB4 Tithe Close lies off Gledwood Drive.
Uxbridge Road, UB4 Uxbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warley Avenue, UB4 Warley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warley Road, UB4 Warley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warwick Crescent, UB4 Warwick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Westacott, UB4 Westacott is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Woodrow Avenue, UB4 Woodrow Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Woodstock Gardens, UB4 Woodstock Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wrays Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode


Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The 1300s
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Gravel Pit Cottages (early 1900s)
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Botwell Common (1890)
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