Neptune House

Food (delivery) in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1968 and now

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Neptune House

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JANUARY
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2014

Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.

Neptune House was built during the 1960s and has a glass-fronted entrance.

It has featured in several popular television series, including as the school in Grange Hill, and since 1999, as the hospital reception for Holby City. In 1989 a purpose-built set was constructed for Grange Hill at the back of the building, but was dismantled in 2002 when the series left Elstree.

Neptune House could be seen in the opening titles to Gerry Anderson’s science-fiction series UFO (1970) as Harlington-Straker Film Studios, the (literal) cover for the secret and below ground headquarters of SHADO. The hospital "wards" in Holby City are actually the top floor of Neptune House, fully kitted out allowing genuine outside views from the windows. The building’s staircases are seen almost constantly in the series.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberford Road, WD6 Aberford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Audley Close, WD6 Audley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Badminton Close, WD6 Badminton Close is a cul-de-sac running north from Stratfield Road.
Barton Way, WD6 Barton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brickfield Cottages, WD6 Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.
Brodewater Road, WD6 Brodewater Road is a short road running between Broughinge Road and Hartforde Road.
Brook Close, WD6 Brook Close is a location in London.
Broughinge Road, WD6 Broughinge Road is home to Boreham Wood Football Club.
Canterbury House, WD6 Canterbury House is a tower block in Borehamwood.
Canterbury Road, WD6 Canterbury Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chandos Road, WD6 Chandos Road was constructed upon a remaining field of Tilehouse Farm.
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
Franklin Court, WD6 Franklin Court is a location in London.
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Goodwood Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Haddon Close, WD6 Haddon Close was one of a series of roads off Stratfield Road named after country estates.
Holmesley Road, WD6 Holmesley Road is a location in London.
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Lexington Close, WD6 Lexington Close is a cul-de-sac that didn’t last.
Liberty Court, WD6 Liberty Court is a location in London.
Linton Avenue, WD6 Linton Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Maxwell Road, WD6 Maxwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Meadow Road, WD6 Meadow Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Nicholas Hawksmoor Drive, WD6 Nicholas Hawksmoor Drive is a location in London.
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Stratfield Road, WD6 Stratfield Road was built over the land of Tilehouse Farm in the late 1960s.
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Thirston Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Tilehouse Close, WD6 Tilehouse Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Turpin Road, WD6 A street within the KT17 postcode
Welbeck Close, WD6 Welbeck Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.


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 Queen’s 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 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Aberford Park lake
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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Leeming Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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37 Shenley Road, WD6
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39 Shenley Road, WD6
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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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In the neighbourhood...

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Aberford Park lake
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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37 Shenley Road, WD6
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39 Shenley Road, WD6
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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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Richard Lidstone draper's shop on the corner of Shenley Road and Fuzehill Road (early 1900s)
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