Category: Royal Oak

Royal Oak

Royal Oak station is close to the elevated Westway section of the A40 road. It was named after a nearby public house, the Royal Oak (later the Railway Tap and even later than that, the Porchester). It is one of a number of Underground stations named after a local pub. The Royal Oak public house …

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The River Westbourne

The hills of Hampstead Heath provide the source of three lost rivers of London – the Westbourne, Tyburn and Fleet. These rivers were long buried underground and the modern streetscape contains few hints at these former watercourses. Old maps show the routes that these rivers took. The Westbourne rises in two main places in Hampstead …

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