Observer Drive, WD18

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Observer Drive, WD18

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Road · Watford · WD18 ·
MARCH
18
2017

Observer Drive is a road in the WD18 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
- 479 Whippendell Works, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Argyle Court, WD18 Argyle Court is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Arran House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Ascot Road, WD18 Ascot Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Ascot Road, WD3 Ascot Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Ascot Road, WD99 Ascot Road is a road in the WD99 postcode area
Astra Court, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Belgrave Avenue, WD18 Belgrave Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Bellmount Wood Avenue, WD17 Bellmount Wood Avenue is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Berceau Walk, WD17 Berceau Walk is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Blanchard Drive, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Bramleas, WD18 Bramleas is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Capel Vere Walk, WD17 A street within the WD17 postcode
Capelvere Walk, WD17 Capelvere Walk is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Caractacus Green, WD18 Caractacus Green is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Cassio Place, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Cassiobridge Road, WD18 Cassiobridge Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Cassiobury Drive, WD17 Cassiobury Drive is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Cassiobury Drive, WD18 Cassiobury Drive is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Cassiobury Park Avenue, WD17 Cassiobury Park Avenue is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Cassiobury Park Avenue, WD18 Cassiobury Park Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Catalonia Apartments, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Chaffinch Lane, WD18 Chaffinch Lane is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Chalfont House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Charlock Way, WD18 Charlock Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Chenies Way, WD18 Chenies Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Cherrydale, WD18 Cherrydale is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Chesham Way, WD18 Chesham Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Chiltern Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Clyston Road, WD18 Clyston Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Combe Road, WD18 Combe Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Coningesby Drive, WD17 Coningesby Drive is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Cottage Close, WD17 Cottage Close is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Croxley View, WD18 Croxley View is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Croxley View, WD99 Croxley View is a road in the WD99 postcode area
Crusader Way, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Cussans House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
De Vere Walk, WD17 De Vere Walk is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Deakin Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Dumas Way, WD18 Dumas Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Eb, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Euston Avenue, WD18 Euston Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Exchange Road, WD17 Exchange Road is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Exchange Road, WD18 Exchange Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Explorer Drive, WD18 Explorer Drive is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Farthing Close, WD18 Farthing Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Finway Court, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Fullerian Crescent, WD18 Fullerian Crescent is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Gade Avenue, WD17 Gade Avenue is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Gade Avenue, WD18 Gade Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Gade Avenue, WD3 Gade Avenue is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Gade Close, WD18 Gade Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Garden Close, WD17 Garden Close is a road in the WD17 postcode area
George Close, WD18 George Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
George V Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Greenhill Crescent, WD18 Greenhill Crescent is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Healey Road, WD18 Healey Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
High View, WD18 High View is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Himalayan Way, WD18 Himalayan Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Holm Oak Park, WD18 Holm Oak Park is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Hugo Close, WD18 Hugo Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
I, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Kensington Avenue, WD18 Kensington Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Kimble Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
King George’s Avenue, WD18 King George’s Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
King Georges Avenue, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Langley Way, WD17 Langley Way is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Latimer Close, WD18 Latimer Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Linden Avenue, WD18 Linden Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Malkin Way, WD18 Malkin Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Manhattan Avenue, WD18 Manhattan Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Market Place, WD17 Market Place is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Market Street, WD17 Market Street is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Market Street, WD18 Market Street is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Marsworth Close, WD18 Marsworth Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Maythorne Close, WD18 Maythorne Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Metropolitan Mews, WD18 Metropolitan Mews is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Metropolitan Station Approach, WD18 Metropolitan Station Approach is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Mews 102-104, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Mews, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Modena Mews, WD18 Modena Mews is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Neilson Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Oak View, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Oakhurst Place, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Oakview, WD18 Oakview is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Orchard Close, WD17 Orchard Close is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Orchard Drive, WD17 Orchard Drive is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Orkney House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Parkside Drive, WD17 Parkside Drive is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Pioneer Way, WD18 Pioneer Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Premier Place, WD18 Premier Place is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Printers Avenue, WD18 Printers Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Queen Mary’s Avenue, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Queen Marys Avenue, WD18 Queen Marys Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Queens Avenue, WD18 Queens Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Raven Close 7Da, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Raven Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Redding House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Rembrandt House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Rembrandt Way, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Richmond Drive, WD17 Richmond Drive is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Rickmansworth Road, WD18 Rickmansworth Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Roundway, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Royal Court, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Scammell Way, WD18 Scammell Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Shepherds Road, WD18 Shepherds Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Sheraton Mews, WD18 Sheraton Mews is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Shetland House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Silver Place Metropolitan Mews, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Silver Place, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Station Approach, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Swiss Avenue, WD18 Swiss Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Swiss Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Sydney Road, WD18 Sydney Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Temple Close, WD17 Temple Close is a road in the WD17 postcode area
The Chase, WD18 The Chase is a road in the WD18 postcode area
The Gardens, WD17 The Gardens is a road in the WD17 postcode area
The Gateway, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
The Roundway, WD18 The Roundway is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Tolpits Close, WD18 Tolpits Close is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Tolpits Lane, WD18 Tolpits Lane is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Tolpits Lane, WD3 Tolpits Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Trefusis Walk, WD17 Trefusis Walk is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Turpin Court, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Venice Avenue, WD18 Venice Avenue is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Vere Walk, WD17 A street within the WD17 postcode
Watford Enterprise Centre, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Watford Grammar School For Boys, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Wellspring Way, WD18 Wellspring Way is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Wendover House, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
West Gate Mews, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Westmount Apartments, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode
Whippendell Road, WD18 Whippendell Road is a road in the WD18 postcode area
Wilfred Close, WD18 A street within the WD18 postcode


Queen's Park

<IMG SRC='_graphics/241.jpg' WIDTH=302 style='float:left; width=250px; margin-right:10px;'>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.
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