Queensbury, London facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsQueensbury
Queensbury Station Parade
|Population||15,155 (2011 Census. Brent Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||HA3, HA7, HA8|
Geography and history
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
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. It had been selected by way of a newspaper competition.
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.
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
Stations in the area are:
- Queensbury Station (Jubilee line)
London Buses serving Queensbury are:
|114||Mill Hill Broadway||Ruislip||London Sovereign|
|288||Queensbury Morrisons||Broadfields Estate||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|324||Stanmore||Brent Cross Tesco||Metroline|
|606||Queensbury Station||The Ravenscroft School||Metroline|
(A non TFL route)
(A non TFL route)
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