Buildings of interest near London's Canals – Metesco's

The Metropolitan Electricity Supply Works – Randolph Mews, W9 Just behind Blomfield Road is little known Randolph Mews. And even less known is this excellent red brick built structure that used to be a sub-station belonging to M.E.S. Co. Ld., a company more widely known by the name METESCo. Who,…

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Historic locations near London's Canals – Marylebone goods depot

The Great Central Railway depot at Lisson Grove (Marylebone) Very litte is mentioned about this important part of Marylebone’s history. The Great Central Railway Company built its new rail facility (usually known as Marylebone Goods Terminus) and it opened on April 10th 1899, some weeks after the main passenger terminus….

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Places of interest near London's Canals – Edgware Road

Edgware Road Edgware Road is the oldest main throroughfare in London, At least 2,300 years ago it was a trackway through the Middlesex Forest. When the Romans invaded Britain, they created one of their major routes from this trackway – Watling Street. This began at Cannon Street and its route…

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Places of interest near London's Canals – Bayswater

Bayswater (and the Westfield Centre by tube) Bayswater is a useful shopping area with various ameneties such as Whiteley’s cinema and the Queensway skating rink. Its about 15-20 minutes walk from Little Venice. Westfield is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK and is reached by tube from…

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Places of interest near London's Canals – Abbey Road

Abbey Road Studios & the famous crossing In this inauspicious corner of St Johns Wood is a shrine to many of the world’s rock bands, especialy the Beatles. Abbey Road Studios is the world’s renowed recording studios and many top artists such as the Beatles and Pink Floyd, have recorded…

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London Canals' Archive Pictures

The ‘Old Order’ in London This page looks at some old London canal scenes. The Thames isnt actually a canal but the pics are of interest so they are included as it was an IWA cruise that was making its way to the National Waterways Rally in Osterley Park, near…

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Basingstoke Canal pages

If you have arrived here from the Basingstoke Canal Society’s pages, the Basingstoke Canal pages are now at the following locations: Woodham to Greywell Basingstoke 1 – Intro Basingstoke 2 – Byfleet – Woodham Locks Basingstoke 3 – Woodham – St. Johns Basingstoke 4 – St. Johns – Hermitage Basingstoke…

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