Exploring west London

“BEYOND MARYLEBONE AND MAYFAIR:

EXPLORING WEST LONDON”

By Adam Yamey

ISBN 9798842415274

Published by Adam Yamey, 2022

429 pages (15.6 x 2.46 x 23.39 cm)

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This book, illustrated with maps and photographs, is about west London. It describes and discusses the sights of this part of London, as well its past, present, and future. An informative companion to west London, it is aimed both at both the interested explorer and the armchair traveller.

Until about 1800, what we now call the ‘West End’ was at the western edge of London. To the west of Mayfair and Marylebone, there was open countryside dotted with villages, fields, farms, stately homes, woods, and highwaymen. Even Kensington and Paddington were then separated from London by sparsely populated or empty rural spaces. During the 19th century, London spread westwards; the erstwhile villages grew, and merged with their neighbours. They were also swamped by the city’s relentless expansion. This book explores many places, which were once out in the country but are now in west London: their histories, present features, and prospects. Adam Yamey’s volume delves into both well-known and obscure places west of Park Lane and the part of Edgware Road south of Kilburn. It invites people to discover parts of London, which air travellers can see from up in the sky while descending to the runways at Heathrow Airport, and then speed past on the way to their hotels and homes after landing. The places covered by this book are listed in the table of contents, reproduced below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

               APSLEY HOUSE AND GRAY’S ANATOMY

PADDINGTON

PADDINGTON GREEN

PADDINGTON STATION AND PENICILLIN

MARBLE ARCH AND BAYSWATER ROAD

BAYSWATER, LANCASTER GATE, AND QUEENSWAY

ST PETERSBURGH PLACE AND MOSCOW ROAD

PADDINGTON RECREATION GROUND & CARLTON TAVERN

WESTBOURNE GROVE

KENSINGTON

ROTTEN ROW AND KENSINGTON GORE

KENSINGTON PALACE AND THE SERPENTINE

KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET AND AROUND

AUBREY WALK

ST MARY ABBOTS AND NEARBY

KENSINGTON SQUARE

HIGH STREET KENSINGTON AND EDWARDES SQUARE

WEST TO ADDISON AND MELBURY ROADS

BROMPTON AND SOUTH KENSINGTON

BROMPTON

EXHIBITION ROAD

BROMPTON ORATORY AND NEARBY

HOLLAND PARK AND NOTTING HILL

HOLLAND HOUSE AND SOME OTHER MANSIONS

NOTTING HILL GATE AND LINDEN GARDENS

PORTOBELLO ROAD

ST CHARLES HOSPITAL AND RILLINGTON PLACE

NOTTING HILL, GRENFELL TOWER, AND A RACECOURSE

CHELSEA

ROYAL HOSPITAL, THE PHYSIC GARDEN, AND SLOANE

CHEYNE WALK AND CREMORNE GARDENS

CROSBY HALL   AND MORAVIAN CEMETERY

FULHAM

BROMPTON CEMETERY

OLD FULHAM VILLAGE

ALL SAINTS CHURCH (FULHAM) AND SLAVERY

FULHAM PALACE AND PUTNEY BRIDGE

WALHAM GREEN AND WEST KENSINGTON

EARLS COURT

               THE KENSINGTON CANAL

SHEPHERDS BUSH

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN

MARKETS, AND GOLDHAWK ROAD

HAMMERSMITH

HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE

HAMMERSMITH STATION TO FULLERS BREWERY

CHISWICK

HOGARTH HOUSE TO DUKES MEADOWS

CHISWICK HOUSE AND A RUSSIAN CHURCH

STRAND-ON-THE-GREEN

TURNHAM GREEN AND BEDFORD PARK

ACTON

GUNNERSBURY PARK & BOSTON MANOR

GUNNERSBURY PARK

BOSTON MANOR

EALING

               PITZHANGER MANOR

WEMBLEY AND ALPERTON

METRO-LAND

STONEBRIDGE PARK TO WEMBLEY STADIUM

EALING ROAD AND ALPERTON

BRENTFORD

ISLEWORTH

SYON PARK

OLD ISLEWORTH TO RICHMOND BRIDGE

BUSHY PARK

WOODLAND GARDENS & WATERHOUSE PLANTATION

THE DIANA FOUNTAIN

OSTERLEY PARK

               OSTERLEY PARK

SOUTHALL

NEAR HEATHROW AIRPORT

HARMONDSWORTH

LONGFORD

WEST DRAYTON

HOUNSLOW, ITS HEATH, & HEATHROW

HOUNSLOW

HOUNSLOW HEATH

HEATHROW

CRANE PARK & TWICKENHAM

               CRANE PARK

               TWICKENHAM

COLNBROOK 

GRAND UNION CANAL

BRENTFORD TO HANWELL LOCK FLIGHT

BULLS BRIDGE AND HAYES

ALPERTON TO TWYFORD

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY TO TRELLICK TOWER

TRELLICK TO LITTLE VENICE & PADDINGTON BASIN

CODA

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  

INDEX

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