Tokyngton

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Tokyngton
Tokyngton is located in Greater London
Tokyngton
Tokyngton
 Tokyngton shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ175855
London borough Brent
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WEMBLEY
Postcode district HA9
Dialling code 020
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Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
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Coordinates: 51°32′51″N 0°16′37″W / 51.5476°N 0.2770°W / 51.5476; -0.2770

Tokyngton commonly known as 'Monks Park' is a suburb located in north west London, and is part of the London Borough of Brent and Wembley post town. Tokyngton means "the farm of the sons of Toca". [1]

Location[edit]

Tokyngton is situated roughly north of the A406 North Circular Road, and south of the suburb of Wembley. It mostly consists of Edwardian terraces and 1930s semi-detached housing. The roughly north-south A404 Harrow Road runs through the area, and the Chiltern Main Line is to the east, and the West Coast Main Line to the west.

To the north-east is Wembley Stadium station, on the Chiltern Line that runs to Marylebone station in central London.

To the south-west is Stonebridge Park station, on the Watford DC Line of the West Coast Main Line from Euston station. Northbound London Underground Bakerloo line trains join these tracks further south at Queen's Park station, and a large Bakerloo line maintenance depot was built in the 1980s at Tokyngton. As a result, many northbound London Underground trains terminate at Stonebridge Park, and there is a small cabin on the northbound platform for Underground staff to sit in, between detraining passengers and closing the carriage doors.

The Chiltern and West Coast lines are not parallel (the former crosses the latter in north Wembley) so the geographical descriptions above are only approximate.

At Monks Park there was Tokyngton Library which has since closed.

Sport & Leisure[edit]

Tokyngton has a Non-League football team Tokyngton Manor F.C. which plays at Spratleys Meadow.


Transport[edit]

Train/Tube[edit]

Stations in the area are:

Buses[edit]

London Buses serving Tokyngton are:

18 Euston Station Sudbury Metroline
112 Ealing Broadway Brent Cross Metroline
440 Stonebridge Park Station Gunnersbury London United
611 Stonebridge Park Station East Finchley Metroline
N18 Trafalgar Square Harrow Weald Metroline

Nearby places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Places in Brent: Wembley and Tokyngton". Brent Council. Retrieved 16 October 2010.