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Brixton

Brixton is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Brixton is mainly residential with a prominent street market and substan ...

Catford

Catford is a district of south east London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Lewisham. It is southwest of Lewisham itself, mostly in the Rushey Green and Catford South wards. The population of Catford, including the ...

Dalston

Dalston is an area of East London, in the London Borough of Hackney. It is 4 miles north-east of Charing Cross. Dalston began as a hamlet on either side of Dalston Lane, and as the area urbanised the term also came to apply to surrounding areas i ...

East Ham

East Ham is a district of the London Borough of Newham, England, 8 miles east of Charing Cross. East Ham is identified in the London Plan as a Major Centre. The population is 76.186.

Edgware

Edgware is a suburban town in north London, mostly in the London borough of Barnet but with a small part falling in Harrow. Edgware is centred 9.5 miles north-northwest of Charing Cross and has its own commercial centre. Edgware has a generally s ...

Kensington High Street

Kensington High Street is the main shopping street in Kensington, London. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Kensington High Street is the continuation of Kensington Road and part of the A315. ...

Kilburn, London

Kilburn is an area of London, England, which spans the boundary of two London Boroughs: Camden to the east and Brent to the west. There is also an area in the London Borough of Westminster, known as West Kilburn and sometimes treated as a distinc ...

Lewisham

Lewisham is an area of south east London, England, 5.9 miles south of Charing Cross. It is the principal area of the London Borough of Lewisham, and is also within the historic county of Kent. It is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 majo ...

Nags Head, London

The area is named after the Nags Head public house. The pub, also previously called the Mustang Diner and ONeills, closed in 2004; the original early Victorian building is in use today as a gambling establishment.

Orpington

Orpington is a town and electoral ward in Greater London, England, at the south-eastern edge of Londons urban sprawl. Part of the borough of Bromley, it is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It was an anci ...

Peckham

Peckham is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Southwark. It is 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross. At the 2001 Census the Peckham ward had a population of 14.720. Peckham was originally part of the parish of Camb ...

Queensway, London

Queensway formerly Queens Road is a busy shopping street in Bayswater, an area of west London. It is home to Whiteleys, many restaurants, cafes, pubs, souvenir shops and a few high-street retail chains. Queensway and Westbourne Grove are identifi ...

Stratford, London

Stratford is a district in the East End of London, in the London Borough of Newham, England. It is 6 miles east-northeast of Charing Cross and is in East London. Stratford is part of the Lower Lea Valley and includes the localities of Maryland, E ...

Streatham

Streatham is a district mostly in the London Borough of Lambeth in Greater London, but with some areas to the west stretching out into the neighbouring London Borough of Wandsworth, and some areas to the south stretching out into the neighbouring ...

Tooting

Tooting is a district of South London, England, forming part of the London Borough of Wandsworth and partly in the London Borough of Merton. It is located 5 miles south south-west of Charing Cross.

Walthamstow

Walthamstow is a major district in North East London, the central settlement of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is located 7.5 miles north-east of Charing Cross. Historically in the county of Essex, it significantly increased in populati ...

Wembley

Wembley is the principal town of the borough of Brent in north west London, England, about 8 miles west-northwest of Charing Cross. Wembley was formed a separate civil parish from 1894 and was incorporated as a municipal borough of Middlesex in 1 ...

Westbourne Grove

Westbourne Grove is a retail road running across Notting Hill, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster, a section of west London. It runs from Kensington Park Road in the west to Queensway in the east, crossing ...

Wimbledon, London

Wimbledon is a district and town of southwest London, England, 7.1 miles southwest of the centre of London at Charing Cross, in the London Borough of Merton, south of Wandsworth, northeast of New Malden, northwest of Mitcham, west of Streatham an ...

1 West India Quay

1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in Limehouse in London which was completed in 2004. It is 111 metres tall and has 33 floors. The bottom 12 floors house a Marriott Hotel, including 47 serviced suites on floors 9-12. Floors 13-33 ...

Britannia Stop Lock

Britannia Stop Lock was a lock on the Limehouse Cut in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was built in 1853. The gates were either side of Commercial Road bridge and were oriented such that a boat travelling from south-west to north-east wou ...

Commercial Road Lock

Commercial Road Lock is a lock on the Regents Canal in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It marks the point at which the canal enters Limehouse Basin, and is the penultimate lock before the canal reaches the Thames. The nearest Docklands Light ...

Dundee Wharf

Dundee Wharf is a residential development in Limehouse in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in London. The modern buildings occupy the site of a former shipyard known as Limekiln Dockyard. John Graves established this shipyard in 1633 and then ...

East India Dock Road

East India Dock Road is a major arterial route from Limehouse to Canning Town in London. The road takes its name from the former East India Docks in the Port of London, and partly serves as the high street of Poplar. To the west it becomes Commer ...

The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes is a Grade II listed public house situated directly on the north bank of the Thames in Londons Limehouse area, with a veranda overlooking the water. To its landward side, the pub is found at number 76 in Narrow Street, flanked by forme ...

The Highway

The Highway, formerly known as the Ratcliffe Highway, is a road in the East End of London. The route dates back to Roman times. In the 19th century it had a reputation for vice and crime and was the location of the Ratcliff Highway murders. The n ...

Limehouse Library

Limehouse Public Library is a historical building in Limehouse, London, formerly a public library. The library was first proposed for construction in 1888, but the required finances could not be raised until 1900 when John Passmore Edwards was ap ...

Limehouse (London County Council constituency)

Limehouse was a constituency used for elections to the London County Council between 1919 and 1949. The seat shared boundaries with the UK Parliament constituency of the same name.

Limehouse (UK Parliament constituency)

Limehouse was a borough constituency centred on the Limehouse district of the East End of London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Limehouse Basin

The Limehouse Basin in Limehouse, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides a navigable link between the Regents Canal and the River Thames, through the Limehouse Basin Lock. A basin in the north of Mile End, near Victoria Park connects wit ...

Limehouse Basin Lock

Limehouse Basin Lock is a lock forming the exit from Limehouse Basin to the Thames, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England. It is the final lock on the Regents Canal. The Narrow Street swing bridge sits between the lock and the river. Th ...

Limehouse Causeway

Limehouse Causeway is a street in east London that was the home to the original Chinatown of London. A combination of bomb damage during the Second World War and later redevelopment means that almost nothing is left of the original buildings of t ...

Limehouse District (Metropolis)

Limehouse was a local government district within the metropolitan area of London, England from 1855 to 1900. It was formed by the Metropolis Management Act 1855 and was governed by the Limehouse District Board of Works, which consisted of elected ...

Limehouse Studios

Limehouse Studios was an independently owned television studio complex built in No. 10 Warehouse of the South Quay Import Dock. This was located at the eastern end of Canary Wharf in Limehouse near the Isle of Dogs in London, which opened in 1983 ...

Mile End Park

Mile End Park is a park located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is a linear park of some 32 hectares, and was created on industrial land devastated by World War II bombing. Some of the park is within Limehouse and Globe Town, with the ...

Narrow Street

Narrow Street is a narrow road running parallel to the River Thames through the Limehouse area of east London, England. It used to be much narrower, and is the oldest part of Limehouse, with many buildings originating from the eighteenth century.

Poplar and Limehouse (UK Parliament constituency)

Poplar and Limehouse is a constituency created in 2010, currently represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Apsana Begum. It was previously held by Jim Fitzpatrick, a member of the Labour Party, from the creation of the seat unt ...

Ratcliff

Ratcliff or Ratcliffe is a former hamlet and locality lying by the north bank of the River Thames that is now split between the modern day districts of Limehouse, Stepney and Shadwell after being absorbed into both.

St Annes Limehouse

St Annes Limehouse is a Hawksmoor Anglican Church in Limehouse, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was consecrated in 1730, one of the twelve churches built through the 1711 Act of Parliament.

Salmon Lane Lock

Salmon Lane Lock is a lock on the Regents Canal, in Limehouse in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. A new footbridge at the lock was completed in February 2005 connecting Parnham Street to Salmon Lane.

Troxy

Troxy is a Grade II-listed Art Deco music venue on Commercial Road in Stepney, London. Built as a cinema in 1933, it closed in 1960 and became a training school for the London Opera Centre. In the 1980s the building was used as a bingo hall, and ...

West India Dock Road

Ralph Walker, engineer of the West India Dock company, laid the road out in 1802. A single storey building served as a toll booth until 1871. Historic buildings on the road include the Strangers Home for Asiatics, Africans and South Sea Islanders ...

West India Quay

West India Quay is a district in the Docklands, London, England. It is immediately to the north of the West India Docks and Canary Wharf. The warehouse at West India Quay was used to store imported goods from the West Indies, such as tea, sugar a ...

West India Quay DLR station

West India Quay is a Docklands Light Railway station in Canary Wharf’s West India Quay. It is located at the point where the line from Lewisham splits into branches to Tower Gateway/Bank and Stratford. The next stations on each line are Canary Wh ...

Westferry DLR station

Westferry is a station on the Docklands Light Railway, at the junction of Limehouse Causeway and Westferry Road in Limehouse in London Docklands, England. The station is located in Travelcard Zone 2. To the west is Limehouse station, whilst to th ...

Grahame Park

Grahame Park, located on the site of the old Hendon Aerodrome in North West London, is a north London housing estate in the London Borough of Barnet, including 1.777 council homes built in the 1970s.

Stonegrove Estate

Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates, Edgware, are situated on the edge of the green belt at the very northern edge of the London Borough of Barnet, close to Stanmore tube station and adjoining the London Borough of Harrow. The estates were built in ...

Strawberry Vale Estate

The area was originally called Brownswell. In the 17th century it was a small settlement with an inn, The Green Man, which was demolished in the 1990s. The Estate community centre is named the Green Man centre. Until the 1960s the area was used a ...

Watling Estate

The Watling Estate is in Burnt Oak, in the Edgware district of the London Borough of Barnet. It was one of twelve London County Council cottage estates built between the wars to provide "homes fit for heroes". There are 4032 homes set in 386 acres.

Alexandra Road Estate

The Alexandra Road estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, but often referred to as Rowley Way, the name of its main thoroughfare, is a housing estate in the London Borough of Camden, North West London, England. It was desig ...