Category: W2

Westway, W2

At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.

Lord Hills Road, W2

Lord Hill’s Road was at first called Ranelagh Road.

Connaught Square, W2

Connaught Square was the first square of city houses to be built in the Bayswater area.

Bayswater Road, W2

Bayswater Road is the main road running along the northern edge of Hyde Park.

Clarendon Crescent, W2

Clarendon Crescent was said to be the longest road in London without a turning.

Bishop’s Bridge

Bishop’s Bridge, sometimes known as Paddington Bridge, is a road bridge which carries Bishop’s Bridge Road across the rail approaches to Paddington station

Torquay Street, W2

Torquay Street underwent name changes and building changes.

Hampden Street, W2

Hampden Street is a now demolished street.


Bayard’s Watering Place, recorded in 1380, was where the stream later called the Bayswater rivulet or Westbourne passed under the Uxbridge road. The name presumably denoted a place where horses were refreshed, either from the stream itself or from a spring such as the one in Conduit field which from 1439 supplied the City with …

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Queensway, W2

The conservation area lies along the course of the former Westbourne Green Lane, which linked the Uxbridge (now Bayswater) Road with the village of Westbourne Green. A series of name changes saw the route become first Black Lion Lane, then Queens Road, and finally Queensway. At the start of the nineteenth century the area was …

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