Preston, London

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Preston
Preston Road, Harrow.jpg
Preston Road
Preston is located in Greater London
Preston
Preston
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ175855
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWEMBLEY & HARROW
Postcode districtHA3, HA9
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
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UK
England
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51°34′15″N 0°17′42″W / 51.570934°N 0.294914°W / 51.570934; -0.294914Coordinates: 51°34′15″N 0°17′42″W / 51.570934°N 0.294914°W / 51.570934; -0.294914

Preston Road is a small locality in northwest London. It forms part of the London Borough of Brent and the northern part of Wembley. It is a residential suburb containing Preston Road Station (Metropolitan line) with some stores on either side. The area to the station's north is covered under the HA3 postcode and is, along with the area around South Kenton station to the west, normally considered part of Kenton.

The Preston Manor School is located in the area, and JFS is also nearby. It also contains the award-winning Blue Oyster Fish Bar,[1] the Kenton Hall venue,[2] and a youth football club called Forest United.[3] London bus routes 79, 204 and 223 serve Preston, the latter with a long hail and ride section to or from Kenton. Residents in both areas have voiced disapproval at plans to cut route 223 between Harrow and Northwick Park Hospital, likely to become effective in 2019.[4]

Preston Park is a 7.5-hectare (19-acre), Green Flag accredited public park in Preston Road. It is a grassed area with scattered trees, with two sports pavilions and a children's playground. There is access from Carlton Avenue East, College Road and Montpelier Rise.[5]

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