Category Archive: Royal Oak

Dec 05

Royal Oak in 1900

There are a few Underground stations that take their names from a public house. The two most obvious ones are Swiss Cottage and Elephant and Castle. Royal Oak is less obvious and perhaps the most obscure is Manor House. The Royal Oak public house stood at the southern end of what is now Porchester Road …

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Jan 05

The River Westbourne

Click on the markers to show the waypoints which trace the course of the river LINKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS are blog posts Standard links go to the main website The hills of Hampstead Heath provide the source of three lost rivers of London – the Westbourne, Tyburn and Fleet. These rivers were long buried underground …

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