The Windsor Castle

Pub/bar/cafe in/near Maida Hill, existed between 1829 and 2009

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The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.

It started life as the building at one end of houses on the south side of the Harrow Road, then called Ormes Green.

When rebuilt about 1850, the new building was typical of the villa development in this part of Harrow Road. It has turrets on the top reminiscent of its namesake: the real Windsor Castle.

After passing about a hundred years as a classic local pub, it burst into musical significance.

It was renowned for early gigs by the Rolling Stones and the Who.

The pub was a punk rock venue in the mid to late 1970s. Playing there, among others, were Dr Feelgood, The Jam, U2 and the Psychedelic Furs. The 101`ers with Joe Strummer - his band prior to forming the Clash - played there. The inspiration for the ‘Protex Blue’ track is said to come from the contraceptive machine in the toilets of the Windsor Castle.

After moving considerably downmarket as a strip club, it closed in 2009.

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Westbourne Park

Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.

Westbourne Green was, with Paddington Green, one of the area's earliest settlements. A growing residential area lay to the west of Westbourne Green.

For a short while known as Westbournia, when this part of London was developed, Westbourne Park became the name given to the area. This is reflected in a number of street names - notably Westbourne Park Road and in the Underground station. The first station operated from 1866 to 1871. In 1871 it was replaced by another station further east.

The good transport encouraged many to move into this area. To the north and east there were extensive railway yards. More recently there is also a Westbourne Park bus garage, built where there once were railway yards, just northeast of the underground station.

The name Westbourne (which means 'west of the river') was by the nineteenth century applied to the river itself (previously called the Bays Water amongst other names).


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Maida Hill:   Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A40, W10 · A40, W12 · A40, W2 · Abinger Mews, W9 · Admiral Walk, W9 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · Alfred Road, W2 · Amberley Road, W9 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Burlington Close, W9 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Downfield Close, W9 · Drayford Close, W9 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Elkstone Road, W9 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Fernhead Road, W9 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Goldney Road, W9 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W2 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hermes Close, W9 · Hunter Lodge, W9 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Lapford Close, W9 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Lister Lodge, W9 · Lydford Road, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Oakington Road, W9 · Riverton Close, W9 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Mews, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · St Luke’s Road, W11 · St Stephens Gardens, W2 · St Stephens Mews, W2 · St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Westbourne Park Road, W11 · Westbourne Park Road, W2 · Western Mews, W9 · Westway, W9 · Widley Road, W9 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Wymering Mansions, W9 ·


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