Red Lion Bridge

Bridge in Paddington, existing until 1969

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Bridge · Paddington · W2 · Contributed by Melissa London
JANUARY
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2017


Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.

Now an extremely urban area, with the Westway running on a flyover directly above the rerouted Harrow Road, this was once a very rural spot in Westbourne Green.

The Red Lion pub, a country pub on the bridge was moved 100 yards to the east when the first major change to the area came - the building of the Great Western Railway.

The railway caused many roads to be built and rerouted - for instance a proposed "Westbourne Street" by property developers became "Westbourne Bridge" over the railway tracks in the 1840s.

The rural spot was no longer and urbanisation proceeded rapidly.

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Paddington

The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.

Paddington mainline railway station - Paddington station - has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. There is also an express rail line to Heathrow Airport.

In Paddington Station there is a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children's fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Important places in Paddington include St Mary's Hospital - where penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming - and Paddington Green police station.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Desborough Lodge:   Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
Paddington:   The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital:   The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
River Westbourne:   The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
Royal Oak:   Royal Oak is a station on the Hammersmith and City Line, between Westbourne Park and Paddington stations, and is the least used station on the Hammersmith and City line.
St Mary’s Hospital, London:   St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.
Warwick Avenue:   Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.
Westbourne Green:   The story of the building of a suburb.
Westbourne House:   Two hundred years ago, the biggest house hereabouts...


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Westbourne Lodge:   Westbourne Lodge appeared in one of the earliest photographs in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldsworth Close, W9 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bourne Terrace, W2 · Bouverie Place, W2 · Bristol Gardens, W9 · Burdett Mews, W2 · Celbridge Mews, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Conduit Place, W2 · Crompton Street, W2 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Desborough Close, W2 · Downfield Close, W9 · Edna House, W2 · Edward House, W2 · Elnathan Mews, W9 · Formosa Street, W9 · Gaydon House, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Harbet Road, W2 · Harrow Road, W2 · Hatherley Grove, W2 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · London Mews, W2 · London Street, W2 · Lord Hills Road, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · Norfolk Place, W2 · Norfolk Square, W2 · North Wharf Road, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Paddington Green, W2 · Paddington Station, W2 · Park Place Villas, W2 · Pembroke House, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Road, W2 · Porchester Square, W2 · Praed Mews, W2 · Praed Street, W2 · Princethorpe House, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Rainsford Street, W2 · Redan House, W2 · Redan Place, W2 · Rowington Close, W2 · Sale Place, W2 · Senior Street, W2 · Sheldon Square, W2 · South Wharf Road, W2 · Southwick Mews, W2 · Southwick Street, W2 · St Marys Mansions, W2 · St Marys Medical School, W2 · St Marys Terrace, W2 · St Michaels Street, W2 · Star Street, W2 · Station Concourse, W2 · Talbot Square, W2 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Warwick Avenue, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Crescent, W2 · Warwick Cresent, W2 · Warwick Place, W9 · Westbourne Gardens, W2 · Westbourne Grove Terrace, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Westway, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Woodchester Square, W2 ·


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