Thames Towpath, SW10

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Thames Towpath, SW10

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Road · River Thames · SW10 ·
July
17
2017

Thames Towpath is a road in the SW10 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chelsea Farm Chelsea Farm was established on the northern banks of the Thames on land previously open to common pasturage after the annual harvest.
Lots Road Power Station Lots Road Power Station was a coal (and later oil-fired then gas-fired) power station, which supplied electricity to the London Underground system.
Sands End Sands End was a close knit working class community.

NEARBY STREETS
Althorpe Mews, SW11 Althorpe Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Archer House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Battersea Church Road, SW11 Battersea Church Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea High Street, SW11 Battersea High Street is anything but the high street of Battersea.
Battersea Square, SW11 Battersea Square is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Blomfield Court, SW11 Blomfield Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambria Street, SW6 Cambria Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Drive, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Drive is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chelsea Harbour, SW10 Chelsea Harbour is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Reach, SW10 Chelsea Reach is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Studios, SW10 Chelsea Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cotswold Mews, SW11 Cotswold Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Eaton House, SW11 Eaton House is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Elbe Street, SW6 Elbe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Elswick Street, SW6 Elswick Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Fulmead Street, SW6 Fulmead Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Furness Road, SW6 Furness Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Glenrosa Street, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Granfield Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Groveside Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Gwyn Close, SW6 Gwyn Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Gwynne Road, SW11 Gwynne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Harbour Avenue, SW10 Harbour Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harbour Avenue, SW6 Harbour Avenue is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Harbour Yard, SW10 Harbour Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Heliport Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Imperial Crescent, SW11 Imperial Crescent is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Imperial Crescent, SW6 Imperial Crescent is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Imperial Road, SW6 Imperial Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Imperial Wharf, SW6 Imperial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Lindrop Street, SW6 Lindrop Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lombard Road, SW11 Lombard Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lombaroad Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Lots Road, SW10 Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm.
Maltings Place, SW6 Maltings Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Mckiernan Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Michael Road, SW6 Michael Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Micheal Road, SW6 Micheal Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Orville Road, SW11 Orville Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Oyster Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Restoration Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Stephendale Road, SW6 Stephendale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Stevendale Road, SW6 Stevendale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Sunbury Lane, SW11 Sunbury Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Thames Avenue, SW10 Thames Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW10 The Boulevard is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW6 The Boulevard is a road in the SW6 postcode area
The Chambers, SW10 The Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Crainewell, SW6 The Crainewell is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
The Quad, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Thorney Crescent, SW11 Thorney Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Trott Street, SW11 Trott Street connects Battersea High Street with Shuttleworth Road.
Tynemouth Street, SW6 Tynemouth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Valiant House, SW11 Residential block
Vicarage Cres, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Vicarage Crescent, SW11 Vicarage Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Vicarage Walk, SW11 Vicarage Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Waterfront House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Whistlers Avenue, SW11 Whistlers Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Yelverton Road, SW11 Yelverton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal 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.


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