Boot Street, N1

Road in/near Old Street

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Road · Old Street · N1 ·
August
13
2017

Boot Street is a road in the N1 postcode area





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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Bunhill Fields Bunhill Fields was in use as a burial ground from 1665 until 1854.
Courtyard Theatre The Courtyard is a theatre housed in the former Passmore Edwards Free Library.
Shoreditch Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.
St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics was founded in London in 1751 for the treatment of incurable pauper lunatics by a group of philanthropists.
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.
Wesley’s Chapel Wesley’s Chapel - originally the City Road Chapel - is a Methodist church built under the direction of John Wesley.
Whitefield’s Tabernacle Whitefield’s Tabernacle is a former church at the corner of Tabernacle Street and Leonard Street.

NEARBY STREETS
Academy Buildings, N1 Academy Buildings is a large block of brick warehouses.
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ashford Street, N1 Ashford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Aske Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Aurora Buildings, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Austin Street, E2 Austin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bache’s Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Baldwin Street, EC1V Baldwin Street was named after Richard Baldwin, Treasurer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital when the street was built in 1811.
Basing House Yard, E2 Basing House Yard is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bateman’s Row, EC2A This is a street in the EC2A postcode area
Bath Place, EC2A Bath Place leads off of Rivington Street.
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bevenden Street, N1 Bevenden Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Blackall Street, EC2A Blackall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowling Green Walk, N1 Bowling Green Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Braithwaite House, EC1Y Residential block
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Britannia Gardens, N1 Britannia Gardens once led to the Britannia Theatre.
Britannia Walk, N1 Britannia Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brunswick Place, EC1V Brunswick Place is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Bunhill Row, EC1Y Bunhill Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Buttesland Street, N1 Buttesland Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Chapel Place, EC2A Chapel Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Charles Square, N1 Charles Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Charlotte Road, EC2A Charlotte Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Chart Street, N1 Chart Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chequer Street, EC1Y Chequer Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Christina Street, EC2A Christina Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Lofts, EC2A City Lofts is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Road, EC1Y City Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Clere Street, EC2A Clere Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Coronet Street, N1 Coronet Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Corsham Street, N1 Corsham Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cottons Gardens, E2 Cottons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cowper Street, EC2A Cowper Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cranwood Street, EC1V Cranwood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Cremer Business Centre, E2 Cremer Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cremer Street, E2 Cremer Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cullum Welch Court, N1 Cullum Welch Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Road, EC2A Curtain Road was the first location of a place called a ’theatre’ - in the sense of a location where acting is performed.
Custance Street, N1 Custance Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Drysdale Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Drysdale Street, N1 Drysdale Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
East Road, N1 East Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ebenezer Street, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Enfield Cloisters, N1 Enfield Cloisters is a road in the N1 postcode area
Epworth Street, EC2A Epworth Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Falkirk Street, N1 Falkirk Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Fanshaw Street, N1 Fanshaw Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Featherstone Street, EC1Y Featherstone Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
French Place, EC2A French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fullwoods Mews, N1 Fullwoods Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Garden Walk, EC2A Garden Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gatesborough Street, EC2A Gatesborough Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Glassworks Studios, E2 Glassworks Studios is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Godfrey House, EC1V Godfrey House is on the St Lukes Estate.
Great Eastern Street, EC2A Great Eastern Street was laid out in 1872-6
Haberdasher Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Haberdasher Street, N1 Haberdasher Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hoffman Square, N1 Hoffman Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Holywell Centre, EC2A Holywell Centre is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Lane, EC2A Holywell Lane runs west from Shoreditch High Street and runs on to Curtain Road.
Hoxton Market, N1 Hoxton Market is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hoxton Square, N1 Hoxton Square is a garden square laid out in 1683
Jasper Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Karma Yoga House, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Kiffen Street, EC2A Kiffen Street links Leonard Street to Clere Street.
King John Court, E1 King John Court runs between Holywell Lane and New Inn Yard.
King John Court, EC2A King John Court is a location in London.
Leonard Circus, EC2A Leonard Circus is a location in London.
Leonard Street, EC2A Leonard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Long Street, E2 Long Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Luke Street, EC2A Luke Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Mail Coach Yard, E2 Mail Coach Yard is a road in the E2 postcode area
Mail Coach Yard, N1 Mail Coach Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Mallow Street, EC1Y Mallow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Mark Street, EC2A Mark Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Marlow Workshops, E2 Marlow Workshops is a Victorian block containing a mixture of residential and commercial use.
Martha’s Buildings, EC1Y Martha’s Buildings is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Mill House, EC2A Residential block
Mills Court, EC2A Mills Court is a location in London.
Mundy Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Murray Grove, N1 Murray Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Myrtle Walk, N1 Myrtle Walk was built over the line of Myrtle Street when the Arden Estate was built.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
Nazrul Street, E2 Nazrul Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
New Inn Broadway, EC2A New Inn Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Square, EC2A New Inn Square is a road in the EC2A postcode area
New Inn Street, EC2A New Inn Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Yard, E1 New Inn Yard once ran through Holywell Priory at the western end of which was the world’s first ’theatre’.
New North Place, EC2A New North Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Nile Street, N1 Nile Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Old Street, EC1Y Old Street runs west to east from Goswell Road in Clerkenwell to a crossroads in Shoreditch.
Oliver’s Yard, EC2A Oliver’s Yard is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Paul Street, EC2A Paul Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Peerless Street, EC1V Peerless Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Phipp Street, EC2A Phipp Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Pimlico Walk, N1 Pimlico Walk was curtailed in length with the coming of the Arden Estate.
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Provost & East Building, Provost & East Building lies within the postcode.
Provost Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Provost Street, N1 Provost Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Railway Arches, EC2A Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ravey Street, EC2A Ravey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Redvers Street, E2 A street within the N1 postcode
Retford Street, E2 A street within the N1 postcode
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rufus Street, N1 Rufus Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Scrutton Street, EC2A Scrutton Street is the eastern extension of Epworth Street.
Shepherdess Place, N1 Shepherdess Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Silbury Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Silicon Way, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Square Studio, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Standard Place, EC2A Standard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Symister Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tabernacle Street, EC2A Tabernacle Street was where George Whitefield’s ’Tabernacle’ was built by his supporters after he separated from Wesley in 1741.
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Timber Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Union Central, E2 Union Central is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Union Walk, E2 Union Walk is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Vestry Street, N1 Vestry Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Victoria House, EC1V A street within the EC1V postcode
Victoria House, EC2A Victoria House is a location in London.
Vince Street, EC1V Vince Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Waterson Street, E2 Waterson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Westland Place, N1 Westland Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Willow Court, EC2A Willow Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Willow Street, EC2A Willow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Zeus House 16-30, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode

NEARBY PUBS
Artillery Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bavarian Beerhouse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Be at One Limited This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bill’s Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cargo, The Arches This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Casita This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Charlie Wright’s International This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dragon Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
East Village This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Far Rockaway This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
George & Vulture This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Honourable Artillery Company This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Iambic Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lion & Lamb This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lion & Lamb This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lounge Bohemia This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Love’s Company, Unit 1 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Masque Haunt This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
McQueen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mkm Entertainment Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Kings Head The Old Kings Head is located at 28 Holywell Row, EC2.
Prague Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prince Arthur This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Roadtrip Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shoreditch House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Angel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Barley Mow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Book Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Duke of Wellington This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Fox This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Griffin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Macbeth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Blue Last This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Fountain This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Shoreditch Station This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Princess Of Shoreditch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Windmill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Blind Mice This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Trafik This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
XOYO (GROUND FLOOR) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ye Old Axe This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
St Lukes Hospital for Lunatics, London
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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Crondall Street
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Frying Pan Alley street sign
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In the neighbourhood...

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St Lukes Hospital for Lunatics, London
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The gravestone of English poet William Blake in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
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Geffrye Museum, London (2012)
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Mass grave for plague victims, Holywell Mount (1665) Holywell Mount is the source of the River Walbrook. Today it lies underneath Luke Street in Shoreditch but, then in open land, was used as a plague pit in 1665.
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Shepherd’s Place archway (c. 1810), and Tenter Street (c. 1820) in 1909
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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Crondall Street
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View of Curtain Road, Shoreditch from the corner of Great Eastern Street (1896)
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On King John Court, E1 is a huge painted mural covering an office building - in 2018 the largest street art mural in the UK. The artwork was created by 16 artists using 250 litres of black paint and 500 cans of spray paint. It covers 1400 square metres of the London headquarters of telecommunications company Colt, who commissioned the piece through Global Street Art.
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