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Upton Park is an area of the East London borough of Newham, centred on Green Street which is the boundary between West Ham and East Ham.


The term ’Upton Park’ first applied to a housing estate developed to the east of West Ham Park in the 1880s. The estate took its name from the adjacent village of Upton with the suffix ’Park’ added for marketing reasons. The estate’s developers paid for a new station to be built which was named after the estate.

As a consequence the area surrounding the station became known as Upton Park rather than the term being limited to the original housing estate.

The southern end of Green Street runs alongside the western edge of the Boleyn Ground, the former home ground of West Ham United FC. The club initially rented the land from Green Street House, known locally as Boleyn Castle because of its imposing nature and an association with Anne Boleyn. The football stadium has long been commonly known as Upton Park.

West Ham United Football Club’s Upton Park was closed on the final game of the season against Manchester United 2015/16 - it has now been demolished.

An unrelated football club of the area, Upton Park FC, were early pioneers in the game, and represented Great Britain at the 1900 Summer Olympics football tournament, where they won the gold medal. They played their home games in East Ham Park.

Upton Park station was opened by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR) in 1877. District line service began in 1902, and the Hammersmith & City (at that time the Metropolitan line) followed in 1936. LTSR services were withdrawn in 1962. The station has two working platforms, one for each direction. Two other platforms used to serve the LTSR but are now disused.

Upton Park was the first station on the LT&SR to be built by a property developer. Read was a developer who proposed the station and given approval designed and built a two platform station between the houses of Queen’s Road and Harold Road. The station fronted Queen’s Square on the corner of Green Street and Queen’s Road opened in September 1877. The building was demolished in 1903/04 when the line was quadrupled and the present station constructed.

Upton Park tube station appears in the English slang term, "He/She is Upton Park - two stops short of Barking", indicating that the individual in question is slightly mad.

Many shops in the Upton Park area cater for east London’s large Asian community. Queens Road Market is a covered food and clothing market on Queens Road, off Green Street near the tube station. It was formerly a large open-air street market until the current structure was built in the 1980s.

Upton Park also contains a green space, Priory Park, extending from the north east corner of the Boleyn Ground.


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THE STREETS OF UPTON PARK
Abbots Road, E6 Abbots Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Aintree Avenue, E6 Aintree Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Arragon Road, E6 Arragon Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Barking Road, E6 Barking Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Bartle Avenue, E6 Bartle Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Basil Avenue, E6 Basil Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Bath Road, E7 Bath Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Beaumont Road, E13 Beaumont Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Bendish Road, E6 Bendish Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Benson Avenue, E13 Benson Avenue is a road in the E13 postcode area
Benson Avenue, E6 Benson Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Beverley Road, E6 Beverley Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Birchdale Road, E7 Birchdale Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Blenheim Road, E6 Blenheim Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Boleyn Road, E6 Boleyn Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Boston Road, E6 Boston Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Boundary Lane, E6 Boundary Lane was named literally. It ran along the parish boundary.
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Brampton Road, E6 Brampton Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Bristol Road, E7 Bristol Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
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Burford Road, E6 Burford Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Bushey Road, E13 Bushey Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
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Cabot Way, E6 Cabot Way is a road in the E6 postcode area
Campbell Road, E6 Campbell Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Castle Street, E13 Castle Street is a road in the E13 postcode area
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Central Park Road, E13 Central Park Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
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Charles Road, E7 Charles Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Cheltenham Gardens, E6 Cheltenham Gardens is a road in the E6 postcode area
Chesley Gardens, E6 Chesley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Chestehunt Road, N17 Chestehunt Road is a road in the N17 postcode area
Chester Road, E7 Chester Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
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Cleves Road, E6 Cleves Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
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Compton Avenue, E6 Compton Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Cotswold Gardens, E6 Cotswold Gardens is a road in the E6 postcode area
Courtland Road, E6 Courtland Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Cowper Avenue, E6 Cowper Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Credon Road, E13 Credon Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
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Crescent Road, E6 Crescent Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Cromwell Road, E7 Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Crown Mews, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Cycle Superhighway 3, E14 Cycle Superhighway 3 is a road in the E14 postcode area
Davis Street, E13 Davis Street is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Denbigh Road, E6 Denbigh Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Derby Road, E7 Derby Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Dickens Road, E6 Dickens Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Dominica Close, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
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Dorset Road, E7 Dorset Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Dragonfly Close, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Edith Road, E15 Edith Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Edith Road, E6 Edith Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Elgar Close, E13 Elgar Close is a road in the E13 postcode area
Elizabeth Road, E6 Elizabeth Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Ernald Avenue, E6 Ernald Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Eustace Road, E6 Eustace Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Eversleigh Road, E6 Eversleigh Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
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Finden Road, E7 Finden Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Florence Road, E6 Florence Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Foxcombe Close, E6 Foxcombe Close is a road in the E6 postcode area
Friar’s Road, E6 Friar’s Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Frinton Road, E6 Frinton Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Fry Road, E6 Fry Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Geoffrey Gardens, E6 Geoffrey Gardens is a road in the E6 postcode area
George Peabody Street, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Gillett Avenue, E6 Gillett Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Glasgow Road, E13 Glasgow Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Glen Road, E13 Glen Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Grangewood Street, E6 Grangewood Street is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Greatfield Avenue, E6 Greatfield Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Greenleaf Road, E6 Greenleaf Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens, E6 Grosvenor Gardens is a road in the E6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, E7 Grosvenor Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Haig Road East, E13 Haig Road East is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Haig Road West, E13 Haig Road West is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Haldane Road, E6 Haldane Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Hale Road, E6 Hale Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Halley Road, E7 Halley Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Hartley Avenue, E6 Hartley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Harvey Terrace, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
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Henderson Road, E7 Henderson Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Henniker Gardens, E6 Henniker Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Henry Road, E6 Henry Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
High St North, E6 High St North is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
High St South, E6 High St South is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
High Street North, E6 High Street North is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
High Street South, E6 High Street South is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Hilda Road, E6 Hilda Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Hockley Avenue, E6 Hockley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Hollington Road, E6 Hollington Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
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Hubert Road, E6 Hubert Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Imperial Mews, E6 Imperial Mews is a road in the E6 postcode area
Inniskilling Road, E13 Inniskilling Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
James Close, E13 James Close is a road in the E13 postcode area
Jedburgh Road, E13 Jedburgh Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
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John Wesley Close, E6 John Wesley Close is a road in the E6 postcode area
Junction Road, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
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Katherine Road, E7 Katherine Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Kimberley Avenue, E6 Kimberley Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
King’s Road, E6 King’s Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Kingsland Road, E13 Kingsland Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Kirton Road, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
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Ladysmith Avenue, E6 Ladysmith Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Lansdown Road, E7 Lansdown Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Lawrence Road, E6 Lawrence Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Lens Road, E7 Lens Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Lichfield Road, E13 Lichfield Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Lichfield Road, E6 Lichfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Lincoln Road, E7 Lincoln Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Lonsdale Avenue, E6 Lonsdale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Lonsdale Close, E6 Lonsdale Close is a road in the E6 postcode area
Loxford Avenue, E6 Loxford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Macaulay Road, E6 Macaulay Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Mafeking Avenue, E6 Mafeking Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Malvern Road, E6 Malvern Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Manor Farm Court, E6 Manor Farm Court is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Marlow Road, E6 Marlow Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Masterman Road, E6 Masterman Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Melford Road, E6 Melford Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
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Mitcham Road, E6 Mitcham Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Moat Drive, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Monega Road, E7 Monega Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Monegra Road, E7 Monegra Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Monmouth Road, E6 Monmouth Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Montpelier Gardens, E6 Montpelier Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Mortimer Road, E6 Mortimer Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Myrtle Road, E6 Myrtle Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Navarre Road, E6 Navarre Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
New City Road, E13 New City Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Newham Way, E6 Newham Way is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Newham, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Nicholas Court, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Nigel Road, E7 Nigel Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
North Street Passage, E13 North Street Passage is a road in the E13 postcode area
North Street, E13 North Street is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Northern Road, E13 Northern Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Oakdale Road, E7 Oakdale Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Oakfield Road, E6 Oakfield Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Old Street, E13 Old Street is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Olive Road, E13 Olive Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Orwell Road, E13 Orwell Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Outram Road, E6 Outram Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Palmerston Road, E7 Palmerston Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Park Road, E6 Park Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Parr Road, E6 Parr Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Patrick Road, E13 Patrick Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Pilgrims Way, E6 Pilgrims Way is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Plashet Grove, E12 Plashet Grove is a road in the E12 postcode area
Plashet Grove, E6 Plashet Grove is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Pragel Street, E13 Pragel Street is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Prestbury Road, E7 Prestbury Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Priory Road, E6 Priory Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Pulleyns Avenue, E6 Pulleyns Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Quakers Place, E7 Quakers Place is a road in the E7 postcode area
Queen’s Road, E13 Queen’s Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Queens Market, E13 Queens Market is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Queens Terrace, E13 Queens Terrace is a road in the E13 postcode area
Queen’s Road, E13 Queen’s Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Rancliffe Road, E6 Rancliffe Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Ratcliff Road, E7 Ratcliff Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Ravenhill Road, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Redclyffe Road, E6 Redclyffe Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Richmond Street, E13 Richmond Street is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Rochester Avenue, E13 Rochester Avenue is a road in the E13 postcode area
Rochford Walk, E8 Rochford Walk is a road in the E8 postcode area
Roman Road, E6 Roman Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Ron Leighton Way, E6 Ron Leighton Way is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Rosedale Road, E7 Rosedale Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Rothsay Road, E7 Rothsay Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Rutland Road, E7 Rutland Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Saint George’s Avenue, E7 This is a street in the E7 postcode area
Samson Street, E13 Samson Street is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Sandford Road, E6 Sandford Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Sandringham Road, E7 Sandringham Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Saxon Road, E6 Saxon Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Selsdon Road, E13 Selsdon Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Shaftesbury Road, E7 Shaftesbury Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Sherrard Road, E7 Sherrard Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Shrewsbury Road, E7 Shrewsbury Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Shrewsbury Road, TW14 Shrewsbury Road is a road in the TW14 postcode area
Shrewsbury Road, TW6 Shrewsbury Road is a road in the TW6 postcode area
Silver Birch Gardens, E6 Silver Birch Gardens is a road in the E6 postcode area
South Esk Road, E7 South Esk Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Southern Road, E13 Southern Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Spectacle Works, E13 Spectacle Works is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Spencer Road, E6 Spencer Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
St Bartholomews Road, E6 St Bartholomews Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
St Bernards Road, E6 St Bernards Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
St Georges Avenue, E7 St Georges Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
St Georges Court, E6 St Georges Court is a road in the E6 postcode area
St Georges Road, E7 St Georges Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
St Georges Terrace, E6 St Georges Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
St Johns Road, E6 St Johns Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
St Johns Terrace, E7 St Johns Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
St Martin’s Avenue, E6 St Martin’s Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
St Marys Court, E6 St Marys Court is a road in the E6 postcode area
St Marys Road, E13 St Marys Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
St Stephens Parade, E7 St Stephens Parade is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
St Stephens Road, E6 St Stephens Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
St. Clair Road, E13 St. Clair Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
St. Dunstan’s Road, E7 St. Dunstan’s Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
St. George’s Ave, E7 St. George’s Ave is a road in the E7 postcode area
St. George’s Road, E7 St. George’s Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
St. John’s Terrace, E7 St. John’s Terrace is a road in the E7 postcode area
Stafford Road, E7 Stafford Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Stamford Road, E6 Stamford Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Station Parade, E13 Station Parade is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Stokes Road, E6 Stokes Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Strone Road, E7 Strone Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Sutton Court Road, E13 Sutton Court Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Sylvan Road, E7 Sylvan Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Temple Road, E6 Temple Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Tenbury Close, E7 Tenbury Close is a road in the E7 postcode area
Thackeray Road, E6 Thackeray Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
The Shopping Hall, E6 The Shopping Hall is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Tudor Road, E13 Tudor Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Tudor Road, E6 Tudor Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Tunmarsh Lane, E13 Tunmarsh Lane is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Tweedmouth Road, E13 A street within the E13 postcode
Upperton Road East, E13 Upperton Road East is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Upperton Road West, E13 Upperton Road West is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Vale Road, E7 Vale Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Victoria Avenue, E6 Victoria Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Waghorn Road, E13 Waghorn Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Wakefield Street, E6 Wakefield Street is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Walpole Road, E6 Walpole Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Walton Road, E13 Walton Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Waterloo Road, E6 Waterloo Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Welbeck Road, E6 Welbeck Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Westbury Road, E7 Westbury Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Western Road, E13 Western Road is one of the streets of London in the E13 postal area.
Western Road, W13 Western Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Whitfield Road, E6 Whitfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Whittaker Road, E6 Whittaker Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
William Morley Close, E6 William Morley Close is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Wilson Road, E13 Wilson Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Wilson Road, E6 Wilson Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
Winter Avenue, E6 Winter Avenue is a road in the E6 postcode area
Woodstock Road, E7 Woodstock Road is a road in the E7 postcode area
Wortley Road, E6 Wortley Road is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Wyndham Road, E6 Wyndham Road is a road in the E6 postcode area



Chris
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Post by Chris: Bell Water Gate, SE18

In the late â??50â??s and early 60â??s we went as children down the cut into the Thames.
Not knowing or understanding better webused to throw stones at floating johnies!
A piece of history like the paddle steamer ferries and looking in on the great mechanical machinery and returning shouting down the underground tunnel.PGk8l

Dawn Greene
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Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   
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My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

VIEW THE UPTON PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE UPTON PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE UPTON PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE UPTON PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE UPTON PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Upton Park

Upton Park is an area of the East London borough of Newham, centred on Green Street which is the boundary between West Ham and East Ham.

The term ’Upton Park’ first applied to a housing estate developed to the east of West Ham Park in the 1880s. The estate took its name from the adjacent village of Upton with the suffix ’Park’ added for marketing reasons. The estate’s developers paid for a new station to be built which was named after the estate.

As a consequence the area surrounding the station became known as Upton Park rather than the term being limited to the original housing estate.

The southern end of Green Street runs alongside the western edge of the Boleyn Ground, the former home ground of West Ham United FC. The club initially rented the land from Green Street House, known locally as Boleyn Castle because of its imposing nature and an association with Anne Boleyn. The football stadium has long been commonly known as Upton Park.

West Ham United Football Club’s Upton Park was closed on the final game of the season against Manchester United 2015/16 - it has now been demolished.

An unrelated football club of the area, Upton Park FC, were early pioneers in the game, and represented Great Britain at the 1900 Summer Olympics football tournament, where they won the gold medal. They played their home games in East Ham Park.

Upton Park station was opened by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR) in 1877. District line service began in 1902, and the Hammersmith & City (at that time the Metropolitan line) followed in 1936. LTSR services were withdrawn in 1962. The station has two working platforms, one for each direction. Two other platforms used to serve the LTSR but are now disused.

Upton Park was the first station on the LT&SR to be built by a property developer. Read was a developer who proposed the station and given approval designed and built a two platform station between the houses of Queen’s Road and Harold Road. The station fronted Queen’s Square on the corner of Green Street and Queen’s Road opened in September 1877. The building was demolished in 1903/04 when the line was quadrupled and the present station constructed.

Upton Park tube station appears in the English slang term, "He/She is Upton Park - two stops short of Barking", indicating that the individual in question is slightly mad.

Many shops in the Upton Park area cater for east London’s large Asian community. Queens Road Market is a covered food and clothing market on Queens Road, off Green Street near the tube station. It was formerly a large open-air street market until the current structure was built in the 1980s.

Upton Park also contains a green space, Priory Park, extending from the north east corner of the Boleyn Ground.
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