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West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.

It is located on Old Brompton Road immediately south of Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

The name refers to the older locality of Brompton to the east, although the areas of South Kensington and Earl's Court separate West Brompton from its namesake. Whilst in the early part of the 20th century, the whole area between Knightsbridge and here would have been known as Brompton, modern-day locals would not recognise Brompton and West Brompton as geographically contiguous. Today it still has its own Royal Mail London postcode of SW10 (though that also covers part of Chelsea).

On 12 April 1869, the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) opened its own station as the terminus and only station on its extension from Gloucester Road station (Earl's Court station did not open until 1871). On 1 March 1880, the MDR opened an extension south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.

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John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.
The Fascination of Chelsea: North of the King’s Road:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
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NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Anselm Road, SW6 · Armadale Road, SW6 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Brompton Park Crescent, SW6 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · Empress Place, SW6 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Halford Road, SW6 · Hildyard Road, SW6 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Knivet Road, SW6 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Lillie Yard, SW6 · Micklethwaite Road, SW6 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Ongar Road, SW6 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW6 · Racton Road, SW6 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Rickett Street, SW6 · Roxby Place, SW6 · Seagrave Road, SW6 · Tamworth Street, SW6 · The Mansions, SW5 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Weir Road, SW17 · West Cromwell Road, SW5 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 ·

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