Alpha Road, NW8

Road in/near St John's Wood, existing between 1799 and now

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Alpha Road, NW8

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Road · St John's Wood · NW8 ·
December
7
2019

Alpha Road, named after the Greek letter, was the first street to be developed in this area in 1799.

In 1809, the first of the Eyre Estate’s villas were built here and in similarly derived Beta Road and Omega Place. These early streets were to provide a crucial model for St John’s Wood, setting the tone for subsequent development of the locality


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NEARBY STREETS
Acacia Road, NW8 Acacia Road dates from the 1830s.
Albion Close, W2 Albion Close dates from around 1830.
Albion Mews, W2 Albion Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac that is approached through an entrance under a building on Albion Street.
Albion Street, W2 Albion Street was laid out over the Pightle field in the late 1820s.
Allitsen Road, NW8 Allitsen Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Alpha Close, NW1 Alpha Close was built on the site of Alpha Road.
Aquila Street, NW8 Aquila Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Archery Close, W2 Archery Close is a street in Paddington.
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ashmill Street, NW8 Ashmill Street was formerly owned by the Portman estate and named for Ash Mill in Devon where the family owned land.
Avenue Close, NW8 Avenue Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Road, NW8 Avenue Road was an important road on the Eyre estate.
Balcombe Street, NW1 Balcombe Street is a street in Camden Town.
Balcome Street, E9 Balcome Street is a road in the E9 postcode area
Bell Street, NW1 Bell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Belvedere Strand, NW9 Belvedere Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bendall Mews, NW1 Bendall Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bilton Towers, W1H Bilton Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Boston Place, NW1 Boston Place is a street in Camden Town.
Bouverie Place, W2 Bouverie Place is a street in Paddington.
Brendon Street, W1H Brendon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Bridgeman Street, NW8 Bridgeman Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broadley Street, NW8 Broadley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broadley Terrace, NW1 Broadley Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Brown Street, W1H Brown Street is a road in the W1H postcode area
Broxwood Way, NW8 Broxwood Way is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Brunswick Mews, W1H Brunswick Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Mews East, W1H Bryanston Mews East is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Bryanston Mews West, W1H Bryanston Mews West is a road in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Place, W1H Bryanston Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Bryanston Square, W1H Bryanston Square is a road in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Street, W2 Bryanston Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Burwood Place, W2 Burwood Place is a street in Paddington.
Cabbell Street, NW1 Cabbell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cambridge Court, W2 Cambridge Court is a street in Paddington.
Cambridge Square, W2 Cambridge Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Castlereagh Street, W1H Castlereagh Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Cato Street, W1H Cato Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Cavendish Close, NW8 Cavendish Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Chagford Street, NW1 Chagford Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Charlbert Street, NW8 Charlbert Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Charles Lane, NW8 Charles Lane is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clarence Gate Gardens, NW1 Clarence Gate Gardens is a street in Camden Town.
Clarendon Place, W2 Clarendon Place is a street in Paddington.
Clarewood Court, W1H Clarewood Court is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Clenston Mews, W1H Clenston Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Clifton Place, W2 Clifton Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Cochrane Mews, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Cochrane Street, NW8 Cochrane Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Connaught Close, W2 Connaught Close is a cul-de-sac off Connaught Street.
Connaught Place, W2 Connaught Place is a street near to Marble Arch.
Connaught Square, W2 Connaught Square was the first square of city houses to be built in the Bayswater area.
Connaught Street, W2 Connaught Street is a street in Paddington.
Corlett Street, NW1 Corlett Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cosway Street, NW1 Cosway Street is a street in Camden Town.
Crawford Mews, W1H Crawford Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Place, W1H Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Street, W1H Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Culworth Street, NW8 Culworth Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cumberland Mansions, W1H Cumberland Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Daventry Street, NW1 Daventry Street is a street in Camden Town.
Dorset Square, NW1 Dorset Square was built on the former site of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Durweston Street, W1H Durweston Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Eamont Street, NW8 Eamont Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Edgware Road, NW1 Edgware Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Edgware Road, NW8 Edgware Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Edgware Road, W1H Edgware Road is a road in the W1H postcode area
Edgware Road, W2 Edgware Road is a street in Paddington.
Enford Street, W1H Enford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Frampton Street, NW8 Frampton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Frederick Close, W2 Frederick Close is a street in Paddington.
Gable Lodge Road, N1 A street within the NW8 postcode
George Street, W1H George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
George Street, W2 George Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Glentworth Street, NW1 Glentworth Street is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Place, NW1 Gloucester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Square, W2 Gloucester Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Great Central Street, NW1 Great Central Street is a street in Camden Town.
Great Cumberland Place, W1 Great Cumberland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Great Cumberland Place, W1H Great Cumberland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Greenberry Street, NW8 Greenberry Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hampden Gurney Street, W1H Hampden Gurney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Hanover Gate, NW8 Hanover Gate is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hanover Mews, NW8 Hanover Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hanover Terrace, NW1 Hanover Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
Harcourt Street, W1H Harcourt Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Harewood Avenue, NW1 Harewood Avenue is a street in Camden Town.
Harewood Row, NW1 Harewood Row is a street in Camden Town.
Harrowby Street, W1H Harrowby Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Hayes Place, NW1 Hayes Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Henstridge Place, NW8 Henstridge Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Homer Row, W1H Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Homer Street, W1H Homer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Huntsworth Mews, NW1 Huntsworth Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Hyde Park Crescent, W2 Hyde Park Crescent is a street in Paddington.
Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W2 Hyde Park Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Hyde Park Gardens, W2 Hyde Park Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Hyde Park Place, W2 Hyde Park Place is a street in Paddington.
Hyde Park Square, W2 Hyde Park Square was part of ’Tyburnia’ - planned in 1827 by Samuel Pepys Cockerell for the Bishop of London’s Estate
Hyde Park Street, W2 Hyde Park Street is a street in Paddington.
Ivor Court, NW1 Ivor Court is a street in Camden Town.
Ivor Place, NW1 Ivor Place is a street in Camden Town.
Jerome Crescent, NW8 Jerome Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Joe Strummer Subway, W2 Joe Strummer Subway is a road in the W2 postcode area
Junction Mews, W2 Junction Mews is a street in Paddington.
Junction Place, W2 Junction Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Kendal Street, W2 Kendal Street is a street in Paddington.
Kent Passage, NW1 Kent Passage is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Kent Terrace, NW1 Kent Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Knox Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Linhope Street, NW1 Linhope Street is a street in Camden Town.
Lisson Grove, NW1 The southern end of Lisson Grove was the location of a hamlet and open space, both called Lisson Green.
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lisson Street, NW1 Lisson Street is a street in Camden Town.
Lodge Road, NW8 Lodge Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Luton Street, NW8 Luton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Mallory Street, NW8 Mallory Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Market Place, W1H Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Marylebone Flyover, NW1 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Marylebone Flyover, W2 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the W2 postcode area
Melcombe Place, NW1 Melcombe Place is a street in Camden Town.
Miles Buildings, NW1 Miles Buildings is a street in Camden Town.
Molyneux Street, W1H Molyneux Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Mews North, W1H Montagu Mews North is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Place, W1H Montagu Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Square, W1H Montagu Square was built as part of the Portman Estate between 1810 and 1815.
Newcourt Street, NW8 Newcourt Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Norfolk Crescent, W2 Norfolk Crescent is a street in Paddington.
Norfolk Place, W2 Norfolk Place is a street in Paddington.
Norfolk Road, NW8 Norfolk Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
North Bank, NW8 North Bank is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Nutford Place, W1H Nutford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Ordnance Hill, NW8 Ordnance Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ormonde Terrace, NW8 Ormonde Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Outer Circle, NW1 Outer Circle is a street in Camden Town.
Outer Circle, NW8 Outer Circle is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Oxford Square, W2 Oxford Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Palgrave Gardens, NW1 Palgrave Gardens is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Park Road, NW1 Park Road is a street in Camden Town.
Park Road, NW8 Park Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Park Steps, W2 Park Steps is a street in Paddington.
Park West Place, W2 Park West Place is a street in Paddington.
Park West, W2 Park West is a street in Paddington.
Paveley Street, NW8 Paveley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Penfold Place, NW1 Penfold Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Penfold Street, NW1 Penfold Street is a street in Camden Town.
Penfold Street, NW8 Penfold Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Porchester Place, W2 Porchester Place is a street in Paddington.
Portman Gate, NW1 Portman Gate is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Portsea Mews, W2 Portsea Mews is a street in Paddington.
Portsea Place, W2 Portsea Place is a street in Paddington.
Praed Street, W2 Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north.
Prince Albert Road, NW1 Originally called Albert Road, it was renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938.
Prince Albert Road, NW8 Prince Albert Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Quadrangle Tower, W2 Quadrangle Tower is a street in Paddington.
Radlett Place, NW8 Radlett Place was formerly called Regent Villa Mews.
Radnor Lodge, W2 Radnor Lodge is a street in Paddington.
Radnor Mews, W2 Radnor Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Radnor Place, W2 Radnor Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Rainsford Street, W2 Rainsford Street is a street in Paddington.
Ranston Street, NW1 Ranston Street is a street in Camden Town.
Richmond House, NW1 Richmond House is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rossmore Road, NW1 Rossmore Road is a street in Camden Town.
Rudgwick Terrace, NW8 Rudgwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Saint Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Saint John’s Wood High Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Saint John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Saint Michael’s Street, W2 Saint Michael’s Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Sale Place, W2 Sale Place is a street in Paddington.
Salisbury Place, SW9 Salisbury Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Salisbury Place, W1H Salisbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Seymour Buildings, W1H Seymour Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Leisure Centre, W1H Seymour Leisure Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Place, W1H Seymour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Street, SE18 A street within the SE18 postcode
Seymour Street, W1H Seymour Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Street, W2 Seymour Street is a street in Paddington.
Shillibeer Place, W1H Shillibeer Place commemorates pioneer busman George Shillibeer.
Shouldham Street, W1H Shouldham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Shroton Street, NW1 Shroton Street is a street in Camden Town.
Southwick Mews, W2 Southwick Mews is a street in Paddington.
Southwick Place, W2 Southwick Place is a street in Paddington.
Southwick Street, W2 Southwick Street is a street in Paddington.
St Edmund’s Terrace, NW3 St Edmund’s Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
St Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 St Edmund’s Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St James’s Close, NW8 St James’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 St John’s Wood High Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 St John’s Wood Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St Johns Church, W2 St Johns Church is a street in Paddington.
St Marks Church, NW1 St Marks Church is a street in Camden Town.
St Michaels Street, W2 St Michaels Street is a street in Paddington.
St Stephen’s Close, NW8 St Stephen’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Stalbridge Street, NW1 Stalbridge Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Stanhope Place, W2 Stanhope Place is a street in Paddington.
Star Street, W2 Star Street is a street in Paddington.
Stourcliffe Street, W1H Stourcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Strathearn Place, W2 Strathearn Place is a street in Paddington.
Sussex Gardens, W2 Sussex Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Sussex Place, NW1 Sussex Place is a street in Camden Town.
Sussex Place, W2 Sussex Place is a street in Paddington.
Swain Street, NW8 Swain Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Taunton Place, NW1 Taunton Place is a street in Camden Town.
The Water Gardens, W2 The Water Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Thornton Place, W1H Thornton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Titchfield Road, NW8 Titchfield Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Estate, NW8 Townshend Estate is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Road, NW8 Townshend Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Transept Street, NW1 Transept Street is a street in Camden Town.
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Upper Berkeley Street, W1H Upper Berkeley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Upper Montagu Street, W1H Upper Montagu Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Vincent Court, W1H Vincent Court is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wallace Court, NW1 Wallace Court is a street in Camden Town.
Walmer Place, W1H Walmer Place is a road in the W1H postcode area
Water Gardens, W2 Water Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Wellington Place, NW8 Wellington Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wellington Road, NW8 Wellington Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wells Rise, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Woronzow Road, NW8 Woronzow Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wyndham Mews, W1H Wyndham Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Wyndham Place, W1H Wyndham Place leads from the northern end of Bryanston Square to the 1821 Church of St Mary’s.
Wyndham Street, NW1 Wyndham Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Wyndham Street, W1H Wyndham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wyndham Yard, W1H Wyndham Yard is a road in the W1H postcode area
York Street, W1H York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.


St John's Wood

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.
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