Sands End

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Coordinates: 51°28′23″N 0°10′48″W / 51.473°N 0.180°W / 51.473; -0.180

Sands End
Sands End is located in Greater London
Sands End
Sands End
 Sands End shown within Greater London
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London borough Hammersmith & Fulham
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Region London
Country England
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Post town LONDON
Postcode district SW6
Dialling code 020
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Sands End is in the southernmost part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in London, England. Sands End was a close knit working class community and was once the industrial heart of Fulham with its gas works, power station and petrol depot providing work for generations of local families.[1] A property boom beginning in the 1970s coupled with the advent of oil fueled processing of North Sea oil has led to an inexorable process of Gentrification with offices and studio businesses and flats on the market for more than £2.4 million.[2]

On the bank of the Thames is Hurlingham Retail Park, which includes Currys and PC World. There is also a business enterprise centre in the Sulivan district. Across the other side of Townmead Road there is a large Sainsbury's, and Imperial Wharf, a brownfield development of the former Imperial Gasworks which is growing to include a mixture of affordable housing, both private and public, shops, a park and a new railway station.

Gasholder at the former Imperial Gasworks

Also in this part of Fulham is South Park. Wandsworth Bridge Road runs through Sands End and has some restaurants, pine furniture shops, the Church of England parish church of Saint Matthew and Chelsea Harbour.

In October 2008 a new interactive local history website, Sands End Revisited,[3] was published containing photos and memories from residents.

Geography[edit]

Transport[edit]

The nearby Imperial Wharf station

A new London Overground station, Imperial Wharf, opened on 27 September 2009, providing direct rail links with Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction via Kensington (Olympia). Southern also provides direct train services from Imperial Wharf to Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon. The new station will help re-vitalise the area and increase the transport links in the areas which had previously only been served by bus routes 391 and C3.

River bus services are provided at peak hours by London River Services from Chelsea Harbour Pier, and offer transport to Putney and Blackfriars Millennium Pier.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Czucha, Francis (2010). Old Sands End, Fulham. Stenlake Publishing. pp. 1–6. ISBN 9781840335262. 
  2. ^ Czucha, Francis (2010). Old Sands End, Fulham. Stenlake Publishing. pp. 5–6. ISBN 9781840335262. 
  3. ^ Sands End Revisited
  4. ^ "Boats from Chelsea Harbour Pier". Transport for London. Spring 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 

W14london.ning.com local community website for W14 and SW6