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Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.

Near the northern end of the street is the multi-storey Whiteleys Shopping Centre, on the site of London's first department store, opened by William Whiteley in 1867. The store was awarded a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1896. The facade of the current building is from 1911, but the building itself was demolished and rebuilt in 1989.

This part of Bayswater was first developed as a residential suburb of London in the early nineteenth century. However, the road at its southern end (Bayswater Road) was a long established road across the countryside before this, and a road roughly following the present Queensway can be seen on early maps running north from Bayswater Road across fields under the name of Black Lion Lane. It was subsequently renamed Queen's Road in honour of Queen Victoria, who had been born at nearby Kensington Palace. This was a name somewhat lacking in distinctiveness, and for this reason the present name of Queensway was eventually substituted.

In recent years, Queensway has become a centre for the entertainment and leisure industry in London. London's biggest ice rink, the Queens Ice & Bowl in Queensway was recently renovated after investment and development by Robert Bourne (developer) and Bourne Capital. This has led the way for further developments in the area's entertainment and leisure industry. Queensway's retail industry is also booming with the famous Queensway Market showing significant growth in recent years.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.

Both Bayswater and Queensway stations are located on the street.

Queensway, a London Underground station on the Central Line, opened on 30 July 1900, as Queen's Road, and was renamed on 9 September 1946. The building is an unusual survivor of the buildings designed for the Central London Railway by Harry Bell Measures, with a flat roof so that commercial development could take place above - in this case, a hotel.

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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

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Was there a Wellington street there

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bark Place, W2 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Consort House, W2 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · East Westbourne Grove, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Garway Road, W2 · Ilchester Gardens, W2 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Moscow Place, W2 · Moscow Road, W2 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Palace Court, W2 · Pembroke House, W2 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Prince’s Square, W2 · Princes Square, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Studios, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Redan House, W2 · Redan Place, W2 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · St Petersburgh Mews, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Windsor Court, UB5 · Windsor Court, W2 ·

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