Brondesbury

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Brondesbury
Brondesbury Station 1922456 560eb38c.jpg
Brondesbury railway station in the 1960s
Brondesbury is located in Greater London
Brondesbury
Brondesbury
 Brondesbury shown within Greater London
Population 13,023 (Brondesbury & Brondesbury Park)[1]
OS grid reference TQ245845
London borough Brent
Camden
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district NW6
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Hampstead and Kilburn
London Assembly Brent and Harrow
Barnet and Camden
List of places
UK
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Coordinates: 51°32′44″N 0°12′21″W / 51.54567°N 0.20597°W / 51.54567; -0.20597

Brondesbury together with Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb in the North West of London, England. Brondesbury is some 4 miles north west of Charing Cross in the London Boroughs of Brent and Camden. Like many London suburbs it was a rural area until the coming of the railway in the Victorian era.[2] Housing began to be built in earnest in Brondesbury in the 1860s and it soon became seen as a desirable area in which to live, especially for London's Jewish community.[3] Brondesbury is a predominantly residential area.

Giles, Giles & Fripp, the forerunner to the band King Crimson, named their album The Brondesbury Tapes after the area.[4]

Transport[edit]

Rail/Underground[edit]

Brondesbury has two railway stations served by London Overground's North London Line services with trains to Richmond, Highbury & Islington and Stratford.

The London Underground's Kilburn station served by the Jubilee line is a few meters from Brondesbury station on Kilburn High Road.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Profile of Brent". London Borough of Brent. London Borough of Brent/ONS. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 65.
  3. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 65.
  4. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 65.