Loftus Road, W12

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Loftus Road, W12

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2017

Loftus Road is a road in the W12 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Beaumont Arms The former Beaumont Arms at 170 Uxbridge Road has been known by later names such as "Edwards" and "The Defectors Weld".
Blue Peter Garden The original garden, adjacent to Television Centre, was designed by Percy Thrower in 1974.
Bush Theatre The Bush Theatre is located in the Passmore Edwards Public Library, Shepherd’s Bush.
Dimco Buildings The Dimco Buildings housed the earliest (extant) example of an electricity generating station built for the London Underground.
Loftus Road stadium Loftus Road Stadium is a football stadium in Shepherd’s Bush and home to Queens Park Rangers.
Old Oak Farm Old Oak Farm, by the end of its existence, was a notable stud farm and also housed kennels.
Passmore Edwards Public Library The Passmore Edwards Public Library on the Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, was built in 1895 and funded by the journalist and philanthropist Passmore Edwards.
Shepherd’s Bush Market Shepherd’s Bush Market is a station on both the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
Shepherd’s Bush Market Shepherd’s Bush Market is a street market located on the east side of the railway viaduct for the Hammersmith and City Tube line.
Shepherd’s Bush Market Shepherd’s Bush Market was first established in 1914.
Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall is a Victorian building on Wood Lane.
Television Centre Television Centre is a complex in White City that was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013.
White City bus station White City bus station serves the Westfield London shopping centre.
Wood Lane (1914) Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.
Wood Lane cottages (1890) Old cottages in Wood Lane, c. 1890.

NEARBY STREETS
Abdale Road, W12 Abdale Road is located near the ’Groves’ area of Shepherd’s Bush.
Adelaide Grove, W12 Adelaide Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Aldine Street, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Ariel Way, W12 Ariel Way connects White City bus station with Shephard’s Bush.
Arminger Road, W12 Arminger Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Batman Close, W12 Batman Close is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bloemfontein Avenue, W12 Bloemfontein Avenue is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bloemfontein Road, W12 Bloemfontein Road is one of the main roads of the White City Estate.
Bloemfontein Way, W12 Bloemfontein Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Boscombe Road, W12 Boscombe Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bronze Walk, W12 Bronze Walk is a location in London.
Bryony Road, W12 Bryony Road was one of the main roads of the 1920s Wormholt Estate.
Bulwer Street, W12 Bulwer Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Collingbourne Road, W12 Collingbourne Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Coningham Mews, W12 Coningham Mews is a road in the W12 postcode area
Coningham Road, W12 Coningham Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Coverdale Road, W12 Coverdale Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Devonport Road, W12 Devonport Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Dunraven Road, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Ellerslie Road, W12 Ellerslie Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ellingham Road, W12 Ellingham Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ethelden Road, W12 Ethelden Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Findon Lodge, W12 A street within the W12 postcode
Findon Road, W12 Findon Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Frithville Gardens, W12 Frithville Gardens is a road in the W12 postcode area
Godolphin Road, W12 Godolphin Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Goodwin Road, W12 Goodwin Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hetley Road, W12 Hetley Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hopgood Street, W12 Hopgood Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Imre Close, W12 Imre Close is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ingersoll Road, W12 Ingersoll Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Lime Grove, W12 Lime Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Macfarlane Place, W12 Macfarlane Place - a road with two lifetimes.
Macfarlane Road, W12 Macfarlane Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Market Approach, W12 Market Approach is a road in the W12 postcode area
Oaklands Grove, W12 Oaklands Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ormiston Grove, W12 Ormiston Grove dates from the Edwardian era.
Pennard Road, W12 Pennard Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Relay Road, W12 Relay Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Samuels Close, W12 Samuels Close is a road in the W6 postcode area
South Africa Road, W12 South Africa Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
St. Stephen’s Avenue, W12 St. Stephen’s Avenue is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stanlake Road, W12 Stanlake Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stanlake Villas, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Television Centre, W12 Television Centre is a location in London.
The Network, W12 The Network is a road in the W12 postcode area
Thornfield Road, W12 Thornfield Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Tunis Road, W12 Tunis Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Upper Road, W12 Upper Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, W12 Uxbridge Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Warbeck Road, W12 Warbeck Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Willow Mews, W12 Willow Mews is a location in London.
Willow Vale, W12 Willow Vale is a road in the W12 postcode area
Wood Crescent, W12 Wood Crescent is a location in London.
Wood Lane Arches, W12 Wood Lane Arches is a location in London.
Wood Lane, W12 Wood Lane runs from Shepherd’s Bush to Wormwood Scrubs and lies wholly in London W12.


White City

White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.

The area now called White City was level arable farmfields until 1908, when it was used as the site of the Franco-British Exhibition and the 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1909 the exhibition site hosted the Imperial International Exhibition and in 1910, the Japan-British Exhibition. The final two exhibitions to be held there were the Latin-British (1912) and the Anglo-American (1914), which was brought to a premature end by the outbreak of the First World War.

During this period it was known as the Great White City due to the white marble cladding used on the exhibition pavilions, and hence gave its name to this part of Shepherd’s Bush.

The White City Stadium was demolished in 1985 to make way for the BBC White City building. Today, the 1908 Olympics are commemorated with a list of athletes inscribed on the side of the BBC Broadcast Centre Building, and the athletics finish line is marked in the paving outside the building.

The Marathon from these London Olympics played an important part in the development of the modern marathon race. In the early years of competitive international sport, the long distance marathon race did not have a standard set distance. The distance run at the first seven Olympics from 1896 to 1920 varied between 40km and 42.75 km. The starting point of the race at the 1908 Olympics was at Windsor Castle creating a distance of 26 miles 385 yards to the finishing line at White City stadium. In 1921 this was adopted as the standard distance.

To house the growing population of Shepherd’s Bush, a five-storey housing estate was built in the late 1930s, which also took the name of the White City. Streets were named after countries that had featured in the exhibitions.

White City tube station was opened on 23 November 1947, replacing the earlier Wood Lane station. Its construction started after 1938 and had been scheduled for completion by 1940, but the Second World War delayed its opening for another seven years.

The architectural design of the station won an award at the Festival of Britain and a commemorative plaque recording this is attached to the building to the left of the main entrance.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Shepherd's Bush Market in the 1950s
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Carthew Road, W6
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Wood Lane station, c.1914
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Wormholt Wood notice
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In the neighbourhood...

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Percy Thrower and John Noakes in the Blue Peter Garden, 1975
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Shepherd's Bush Market in the 1950s
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Construction work on the Wormholt Estate (1920)
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Bloemfontein Road - part of the White City estate
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Wood Lane station, c.1914
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White City Close
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Wood Lane station, MacFarlane Place entrance (1937)
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