Queensbury, London

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Queensbury
Queensbury station entrance.JPG
Queensbury Station Parade
Queensbury is located in Greater London
Queensbury
Queensbury
Location within Greater London
Population15,155 (2011 Census. Brent Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ185895
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHARROW,
STANMORE, EDGWARE
Postcode districtHA3, HA7, HA8
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtNW9
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51°35′31″N 0°17′27″W / 51.591897°N 0.290767°W / 51.591897; -0.290767Coordinates: 51°35′31″N 0°17′27″W / 51.591897°N 0.290767°W / 51.591897; -0.290767

Queensbury is an area of northwest London, England, in the southeast of the London Borough of Harrow on the boundary with the London Borough of Brent.

Once a peaceful neighbourhood, Queensbury has been blighted by an insurgency of street drinkers from Eastern Europe. This led to a vicious murder at Queensbury tube station in 2019.

Geography and hitory[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.[2] It had been selected by way of a newspaper competition.[3]

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.[4]

Other places[edit]

A classic London Underground roundel in the middle of the Queensbury Circle

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 London Sovereign
114 Mill Hill Broadway Ruislip Metroline
288 Queensbury Morrisons Broadfields Estate London Sovereign
324 Stanmore Brent Cross Tesco Metroline
606 Queensbury Station The Ravenscroft School Metroline
N98 Stanmore Holborn Metroline
614
(non TFL route)
Hatfield Queensbury Station Uno
644
(non TFL route)
Hatfield Wembley Park Uno

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brent Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. ^ Whats in a Name? Cyril M. Harris ISBN 1-85414-241-0
  3. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280106-6.
  4. ^ https://mgonline.gema.de/werke/detail.do?title=QUEENSBURY+STATION&dbkey=540612[permanent dead link] GEMA database listing for Queensbury Station song, work no.: 2181020-001