Chalk Farm

Underground station, existing between 1907 and now

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Chalk Farm

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Chalk Farm has nothing to do with chalk at all. Though there once was a farm...

Chalk Farm's name, deceptively rural, derives from the name of the village on its site, Chalcot. These days it absorbs the spread from Camden Town and has many lively pubs, live music venues, and restaurants. Within London it is best known as the site of The Roundhouse, a former circular railway engine shed which was subsequently converted for arts and performance use.

Chalk Farm station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). Trains originally operated between Golders Green and Charing Cross tube station, with extensions to Edgware and Kennington in 1923 and 1926, respectively.

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Belmont Street, NW1 Belmont Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bridge Approach, NW1 Bridge Approach was once a busy thoroughfare connecting Regents Park Road with the world.
Chalk Farm Parade, NW3 Chalk Farm Parade is a street in Hampstead.
Chalk Farm Road, NW3 Chalk Farm Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Church Avenue, NW5 Church Avenue is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Clarence Way, NW1 Clarence Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Elton Place, N16 Elton Place is a road in the N16 postcode area
Ferdinand Place, NW1 Ferdinand Place is a street in Camden Town.
Harmood Street, NW1 Harmood Street was named for Harry and Mary Harmood.
Juniper Crescent, NW1 Juniper Crescent is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Kent House, NW1 Residential block
Mead Close, NW1 Mead Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Powlett Place, NW1 Powlett Place is a street in Camden Town.

Chalk Farm in 1730
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