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Maida Vale is a residential district comprising the northern part of Paddington in west London, west of St John’s Wood and south of Kilburn. It is part of the City of Westminster. The name derives from the Hero of Maida that used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent’s Canal. The pub was named after General Sir John Stuart, who was made Count of Maida by King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Sicily after the victory at the Battle of Maida in 1806. The area is mostly residential, and mainly affluent, with many large late Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats. It is home to the BBC Maida Vale Studios. West London IT support
Primrose Hill is a hill of 78.1 metres located on the northern side of Regent’s Park in London, and also the name given to the surrounding district. The hill has a clear view of central London, as well as Hampstead and Belsize Park to the north. It is one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in London and is home to many prominent residents.
Westminster is an area of central London within the City of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames. Westminster’s concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London, includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.
Fitzrovia, near London’s West End lying partly in the City of Westminster and situated between Bloomsbury and Marylebone, and north of Soho.
Ealing is an important suburban district of west London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Ealing. It is located 7.9 miles (12.7 km) west of Charing Cross and around 12 miles (19.3 km) from the City of London. It is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically a rural village in the county of Middlesex and formed an ancient parish. Improvement in communications with London, culminating with the opening of the railway station in 1838, shifted the local economy to market garden supply and eventually to suburban development.
Belgravia is a district of central London in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is noted for its very expensive residential properties and is one of the wealthiest districts in the world. Much of it, known as the Grosvenor Estate, is still owned by a family property company, the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group. The area takes its name from one of the Duke’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave. Owing to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, the estate has been forced to sell many freeholds to its old tenants.
Mayfair is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park, in the City of Westminster. The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations headquarters, embassies, and also hedge funds and real estate businesses. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and restaurants, as well as London’s largest concentration of five-star hotels. Rents are among the highest in London and the world.
Hammersmith is a district in west London, England, located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is bordered by Shepherds Bush to the north, Kensington to the east, Chiswick to the west, and Fulham to the south, with which it forms part of the north bank of the River Thames. It is linked by Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes in the southwest. The area is one of west London’s key commercial and employment centres and has for some decades been the main centre of London’s Polish minority. It is a major transport hub for West London, with two London Underground stations and a bus station at Hammersmith Broadway.
Fulham is an area in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, SW6 in southwest London. It is an inner London district located 3.7 miles (6.0 km) south-west of Charing Cross. It lies on the north bank of the Thames, between Putney and Chelsea. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Fulham was formerly the seat of the diocese of “Fulham and Gibraltar”, and Fulham Palace served as the former official home of the Bishop of London (now a museum), the grounds of which are now divided between public allotments and an elegant botanical garden.
Chelsea is an affluent area in central London, bounded to the south by the River Thames. Its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and Brompton, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea. The football club Chelsea F.C. could reasonably be considered to be based in Chelsea, despite being located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Chiswick is a district of west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It contains Hogarth’s House, the former residence of the 18th-century English artist William Hogarth; Chiswick House, a neo-Palladian villa regarded as one of the finest in England; and Fuller’s Brewery, London’s largest and oldest brewery. It occupies a meander of the River Thames which is heavily used for competitive and recreational rowing, and Chiswick itself is home to several clubs. The finishing post for the Boat Race is just downstream of Chiswick Bridge.
It is hard to define boundaries for South Kensington, but a common definition is a commercial area around the tube station and the adjacent garden squares and streets (such as Thurloe Square, opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum). The smaller neighbourhood around Gloucester Road tube station can also be considered a part, and Albertopolis around Exhibition Road, which includes the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Baden-Powell House. Other institutions such as the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music are within the City of Westminster but considered to be in South Kensington. Although the postcode SW7 mainly covers South Kensington, some parts of Knightsbridge are also covered.
Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London, bordering the sub-districts of South Kensington to the East, West Kensington to the West, Chelsea to the south and Kensington to the north. It is home to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, one of the country’s largest indoor arenas and a popular concert venue.
Holland Park has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, known for attractive large Victorian townhouses, and high-class shopping and restaurants. There are many popular shopping destinations located around Holland Park such as High Street Kensington, Notting Hill, Holland Park Avenue, Portobello Market, Westbourne Grove, Clarendon Cross and Ledbury Road.
Notting Hill is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. It is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market.
Shepherd’s Bush (also Shepherds Bush) is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Although it is primarily residential in character, its focus is the shopping area of Shepherd’s Bush Green, the north side of which is home to the Westfield shopping centre, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, all containing a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Loftus Road football stadium in Shepherd’s Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers
Acton is an area of west London, England in the London Borough of Ealing that is centred 6.1 miles (10 km) west of Charing Cross.
At the time of the 2011 census, four wards did approximate to its traditional area: East Acton, Acton Central, South Acton and Southfield. These had a combined population of 62,480, a ten-year increase of 8,791 people.North Acton, West Acton, East Acton, South Acton, Acton Green, Acton Town, Acton Vale and Acton Central are all parts of Acton.
Perivale is a small suburb in the London Borough of Ealing, 8.7 miles (14.0 km) west of Charing Cross, central London. Landmarks in the suburb include the massive Art Deco Hoover Building, as well as St Mary’s Church (C:12th century), the River Brent and Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve run by the Selborne Society.
White City is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and forms the northern part of Shepherd’s Bush. Today, White City was home to the BBC Television Centre and BBC White City.
Richmond is an affluent suburban town in southwest London, 8.2 miles (13.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. The town is on a meander of the River Thames, with a large number of parks and open spaces, including Richmond Park, and many protected conservation areas, which include much of Richmond Hill. A specific Act of Parliament protects the scenic view of the River Thames from Richmond.
King’s Cross (also written Kings Cross) is an area of central London bordering north-eastern Bloomsbury, divided between the Boroughs of Camden and Islington. It is an inner city district located 2.5 miles (4.8 km) north of Charing Cross. It is best known for the eponymous railway station that is one of the major gateways to London from the north.
Hounslow is the principal town in the London Borough of Hounslow. It is a suburban district 10.6 miles (17 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It forms a larger post town in the TW postcode area and is an economic hub within the capital; it has a large shopping centre which adjoins its high street and a large number of restaurants, cafés and small businesses, many of which are associated with product assembly, marketing, telecommunications and London Heathrow Airport, as well as having a minority of workers employed in Central London, to which the town is connected by rail and tube. Hounslow is part of the TW3 postcode area though some areas to the west are in TW4 instead.