Category: White City

White City Estate, W12

The 50-acre White City Estate was built in 1938-1939 on the former White City Exhibition Grounds.

Bloemfontein Road, W12

Bloemfontein Road is one of the main roads of the White City Estate.

Bryony Road, W12

Bryony Road was one of the main roads of the 1920s Wormholt Estate.

Macfarlane Place, W12

Macfarlane Place – a road with two lifetimes.

Wood Lane (1914)

There was for a time a bewildering confusion of station names in the Shepherd’s Bush area, because the London & South Western Railway, which ran trains along the tracks of the West London Railway through Addison Road, in 1869 constructed a branch line which curved westwards from Addison Road down to Richmond with stations eventually …

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The modern marathon – invented at White City

The 1908 Olympics are commemorated with a list of athletes inscribed on the side of the BBC Broadcast Centre Building in White City, London W12, and the athletics finish line is marked in the paving outside the building. When the modern Olympics began in Athens in 1896, a race of 40 kilometres, or 24.85 miles, …

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