Queensbury, London

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Coordinates: 51°35′31″N 0°17′27″W / 51.591897°N 0.290767°W / 51.591897; -0.290767

Queensbury
Queensbury is located in Greater London
Queensbury
Queensbury
 Queensbury shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ185895
London borough Harrow
Brent
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARROW,
STANMORE,
EDGWARE
Postcode district HA3, HA7, HA8
Post town LONDON
Postcode district NW9
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
London Assembly Brent and Harrow
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Queensbury is a locality in northwest London, England. It is located in the south eastern part of the London Borough of Harrow and on the boundary with the London Borough of Brent.

Geography and history[edit]

The area around Queensbury Circle and Honeypot Lane is in the HA postcode area and the area south east of Queensbury tube station is in the NW postcode area. Queensbury tube station is on the Jubilee Line. Queensbury neighbours the district of Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent.

Queensbury tube station[edit]

The main focus of Queensbury is the area around the tube station. Queensbury did not exist as an area before the opening of the Stanmore branch as part of the Metropolitan line in 1932 (transferred to the Bakerloo Line in 1939, and then the Jubilee line in 1979. The station opened on 16 December 1934. The name Queensbury was adopted for the tube station to match neighbouring Kingsbury and has no historical basis.[1] It had been selected by way of a newspaper competition.[2]

The parade of shops and houses built along with the station form a large crescent with a public green space in the centre. The area was developed in the 1930s and the architecture reflects this. Until May 2008 a roundabout in front of the station featured a prominent 1930's style mast bearing the London Underground emblem. The pavements and public space were redeveloped at that time losing some of the 1930s character.

The tube station, and its local surroundings and characters were cited in the song "Queensbury Station" by the Berlin-based punk-jazz band The Magoo Brothers on their album "Beyond Believable", released in 1988. The song was written by Paul Bonin and Melanie Hickford, who both grew up and lived in the area.[3]


Other places[edit]

Queensbury Circle Parade is a roundabout and shops located north west of Queensbury Station, along Honeypot Lane. Queensbury sub-post office is located here.

Transport and locale[edit]

Nearby places[edit]

Tube[edit]

Stations in the area are:

Buses[edit]

London Buses serving Queensbury are:

Route Start End Operator
79 Alperton Sainsbury's Edgware Metroline
114 Mill Hill Broadway Ruislip London Sovereign
288 Queensbury Morrisons Broadfields Estate Arriva Shires & Essex
324 Stanmore Brent Cross Tesco London Sovereign
606 Queensbury Station The Ravenscroft School Metroline
N98 Stanmore Holborn Metroline
614
(A non TFL route)
Hatfield Queensbury Station Uno
644
(A non TFL route)
Hatfield Wembley Park Uno

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whats in a Name? Cyril M. Harris ISBN 1-85414-241-0
  2. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280106-6. 
  3. ^ https://mgonline.gema.de/werke/detail.do?title=QUEENSBURY+STATION&dbkey=540612 GEMA database listing for Queensbury Station song, work no.: 2181020-001