Wells Street, W1D

Road in/near Queen’s Park, existing between 1692 and now

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Wells Street - ’Welses Lane’ - is first recorded in 1692.

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Wells Street is an old route, marking the boundary between former freeholds: the Cavendish–Harley, later Portland and then Howard de Walden estate to the west, and the smaller Berners estate to the east.

By the beginning of the eighteenth century, landuse in Marylebone was by no means purely agricultural. Clay and gravel pits abounded due to London’s encroachment, and a tenant of one of the eastern fields, George Wells, had been called a brickmaker as far back as 1658. Wells Lane or Street, named after him, was another old track, but did not connect with Oxford Street till the 1690s.

George Wells occupied the fields east of the lane, called Newlands, when they were bought by Josias Berners in 1654, and where he erected some long-vanished buildings.

Wells (‘Welses’) Lane is first recorded in 1692, when James Long, the Covent Garden inn-keeper and brewer interested in the lands to its west, got permission to create a short route from Oxford Street to join up with the bottom of the lane, which evidently had hitherto gone no further south than Marylebone Passage, the old path that once ran north-west from Oxford Street to Marylebone High Street but is preserved today only in the short stretch linking Wells and Margaret Streets. Wells Street became the usual form as development crept up both its sides.

Rocque calls it ’Marybone Place’ on his map of 1745 – probably in error. But he usefully depicts its character at that date: a fair-sized roadway at the point it emerges from Oxford Street, veering a little westward north of Eastcastle Street, falling off to a track beyond Mortimer Street and degenerating into a footpath at the top, beyond the present line of Riding House Street.

On its east side Rocque shows little apart from an enclosed garden and a sizeable building just north of the end of Margaret Street, perhaps George Wells’s former house and/or the successor to the bowling green and house. The west side he shows scrappily developed up to Mortimer Street but no further, mainly as returns to the intersecting streets. Head leases along this western, Cavendish–Harley frontage were being granted at dates from 1723 (nearest Oxford Street) to 1735 (nearest Mortimer Street), except for the short stretch between Margaret Street and Marylebone Passage, leased as late as 1769. North of Mortimer Street, the west frontage was leased to Thomas Huddle in 1751.

Early nineteenth-century maps of the Portland estate’s eastern fringe show that Wells Street’s west side continued ragged and amorphous. At the top, between Mortimer and Riding House Streets, came a strip of broad shallow premises with workshops behind. South of the short mews now called Bywell Place, the frontage belonged to houses on the north side of Mortimer Street. The next stretch southwards was more regular, but again densely packed with workshops within the block. Here probably was the Wells Street site rejected for a church by the Vestry in 1822 because it was surrounded on three sides by carpenters’, wheelwrights’ and coachmakers’ shops as well as a ‘combustible manufactory’. And indeed many of the back premises hereabouts were destroyed or damaged by fires, either the extensive blaze of 1825, or a more restricted one at the north end of this block in 1830. Among the premises damaged in 1825 was No. 55 close to Mortimer Street, base from about 1805 until his death in 1845 of Andrew Pears senior, originator of Pears soap. The directories list him first as ‘rouge and carmine maker’, later as a ‘wholesale and retail perfumer’. Some years after he died the works were moved to Isleworth.

Wells Street pubs in 1841 included the Tiger at No. 24 beside Wells Mews, and the Boot at No. 47, beside Rebecca Court.12 On the west side, the Northumberland Arms at No. 77 was the ancestor of the present-day Adam and Eve. Wells Street’s other extant pub is The Champion at the Eastcastle Street junction (Nos 12–13), apparently a new foundation and building of about 1865 (Ills 28/1, 28/2). At the end of the nineteenth century The Champion had four separate bars, each with its street door, but these were later reduced to two. The Architectural Review trumpeted a fresh arrangement of 1954–5 by John and Sylvia Reid as ‘the first example of creative refitting of an existing pub’, following that magazine’s pub competition. Victorian in spirit but not detail, this make-over reopened one of the entrances in order to introduce a ‘cosy’; the decorative work cleverly mixed traditional and new fittings, with bench seating round the walls, a display of barrels and bottles over the bar, a geometrical wall paper by John Aldridge on the ceiling, and etched windows. Little of this scheme survives. The main feature today is a wrap-around panorama of pictorial stained glass, recent in date, depicting champions in sundry walks of life, mainly sporting, but including David Livingstone and the 6th Earl of Mayo.

Adjoining the Northumberland Arms, at No. 76, a fire station of the London Fire Engine Establishment was in operation between 1833 and 1865.




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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

Buckingham Street residents
Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

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I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
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On 1 November 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.

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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge (matthew.moggridge@gmail.com)   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Richmond Buildings, W1D Richmond Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Richmond Mews, W1D Richmond Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Riding House Street, W1W Riding House Street commemorates a riding house and barracks of the First Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
Romilly Street, W1D Romilly Street is a small street that runs behind Shaftesbury Avenue and takes its name from lawyer Samuel Romilly.
Royalty Mews, W1D Royalty Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Salt Yard, W1T A street within the W1T postcode
Sandringham Court, W1F Sandringham Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D Shaftesbury Avenue is a major street in the West End of London, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.
Sheraton Street, W1D Sheraton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Silver Place, W1F Silver Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Soho Place, Soho Place lies within the postcode.
Soho Square, W1D In its early years, Soho Square was one of the most fashionable places to live in London.
Soho Street, W1D Soho Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Sounding Alley, WC2H Sounding Alley is a road in the E3 postcode area
St Anne’s Court, W1F St Anne’s Court is an alleyway that connects Dean Street and Wardour Street.
St George Street, W1S St George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
St Georges Square, W1S St Georges Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St Giles Square, WC2H St Giles Square is a modern piazza-style development.
Stephen Mews, W1T Stephen Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Stephen Street, W1T Stephen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Store Street, WC1E Store Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1E postal area.
Sutton Row, W1D Sutton Row has existed since 1681.
Swallow Place, W1B Swallow Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Tenterden Street, W1S Tenterden Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Tottenham Court Road, W1T Tottenham Court Road is a major road running from the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, north to Euston Road - a distance of about three-quarters of a mile.
Townsend House, W1D Residential block
Union Street, W1W The easternmost section of Riding House Street was previously known as Union Street.
Upper James Street, W1F Upper James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Walkers Court, Walkers Court lies within the postcode.
Walker’s Court, W1D Walker’s Court is one of the many passageways which in past years was known as ’Paved Alley’.
Wardour Mews, W1F Wardour Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Portland Street.
Wardour Street, W1F Wardour Street is a street that runs north from Leicester Square, through Chinatown, across Shaftesbury Avenue to Oxford Street.
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Wells Mews, W1W Wells Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Windmill Street, W1T Windmill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Winnett Street, W1D Winnett Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Winsley Street, W1D Winsley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Winsley Street, W1D Winsley Street is a road in the W1D postcode area

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Adam And Eve This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Adam and Eve Inn The Adam and Eve was an inn on Oxford Street.
Admiral Duncan The Admiral Duncan is well-known as one of Soho’s oldest gay pubs.
Apartment 58 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Argyll Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bar Termini This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blocks Cafe This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blue Posts This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bourne & Hollingsworth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Byron Hamburgers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Carlisle Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cirque Du Soir This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Clock House The Coach & Horses is a pub on the corner of Romilly Street and Greek Street.
Club 49 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Coach And Horses The Coach and Horses pub has been on Great Marlborough Street since the mid-18th century.
Cock Tavern The Cock Tavern is on Great Portland Street.
Comptons Of Soho This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crown & Sceptre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
De Hems De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
Dog and Duck The Dog and Duck is on the corner of Frith Street and Bateman Street.
Duke of Wellington This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke Of York This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Fitzroy Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Garlic & Shots This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Golden Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Graphic Bar This bar used to be known as the Midas Touch.
Green Man This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Green Man This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Horse & Groom This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hudsons House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jack Horner This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Maddox Club And Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Market Place Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Marquis Of Granby This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Masons Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Molly Moggs Ale & Pie House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Nellie Dean This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Newman Arms The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Nordic Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Neill’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Coffee House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
One Tun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Pillars Of Hercules This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Red Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Reverend J W Simpson This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Rising Sun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Salsa! This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shakespeare’s Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shampers Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Slug & Lettuce This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Stag’s Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Sun & 13 Cantons This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Blue Post This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Champion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Clachan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The College Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown & Two Chairmen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Finery This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Fitzrovia This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The George This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The John Snow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Life Goddess This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The London Cocktail Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The O’ Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Phoenix This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Shaston Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Ship This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Slice Bar (Cupola House) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Tottenham This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Toucan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Wheatsheaf This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Windmill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Yard Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Greyhounds This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Troy Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Vinyl Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Yorkshire Grey This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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
BT Tower
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Tottenham Court Road (1927)
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BT Tower
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The Prince of Wales Theatre in 1903 shortly before its demolition for the building of the Scala Theatre in 1904.
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Fairyland, 92 Tottenham Court Road London circa 1905
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Piccadilly Theatre (2007)
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Sectional view of Wyld's Great Globe, which stood in Leicester Square, London 1851–62
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De Hems, 11 Macclesfield Street and the entrance to Horse & Dolphin Yard.
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The Queen’s Theatre in the West End (2011), then showing the musical "Les Misérables"
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Musicians waiting for work on Archer Street.
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