About our area: Park Royal

Just north of the Hanger Hill Garden estate is Park Royal.

Formerly the village of Twyford, the present name derives from the Royal Agri­cul­tural Society exhi­bi­tions held here from 1903 to 1905. Munitions factories were built on the site during the First World War, and it then developed as an important indus­trial estate.

Businesses have included HJ Heinz and Waterlows printers. There have also beedn stadiums for greyhound racing and football. During the 1970s and 80s several of Park Royal’s factories closed and parts of the area became derelict. Manu­fac­turing industry continues to play a role in Park Royal -Drinks company Diageo has an office in Park Royal but in 2005 it closed the  Guinness brewery which was built by Sir Giles Scott in 1934, owing to excess produc­tion capacity. (Too much Guiness?? – whatever next!)

During the early 21st century the Park Royal Part­ner­ship worked to address the area’s problems by encour­aging new busi­nesses to move in, and by improving the quality of the built and land­scaped envi­ron­ment. The part­ner­ship ceased to function in 2013, owing to public sector funding cuts. There is a lot of residential development in the area at the moment.

The estate’s future prospects are now bound up with the regen­er­a­tion of Old Oak Common, which lies across the other side of North Acton and where a proposed HS2 and Elizabeth line (Crossrail) inter­change could make this one of the best connected sites in the London area.

 

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Regeneration

Rail infrastructure

Park Royal is set to be the only location where High Speed 2 (HS2) and the Elizabeth Line (formerly known as Crossrail) will intersect, making it the ideal area for investment and regeneration – making the most of opportunities presented by even better transport links.

Development

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is using investment in the above rail infrastructure projects to create opportunities for local people and to create an exciting new West London hub with thousands of new homes and jobs.

History

One for the rugby fans… on 12th December 1908, the first ever rugby league test match between Great Britain and Australia was played in front of 2000 fans at the Royal Park grounds. The final score was 22-22.

Landmarks

We have asked members of the Northfields Team to suggest some of their favourite local places, for your consideration. If you have a local business or know of somewhere that you would highly recommend, we would be delighted to know more with a view to featuring it on our area guide. Just contact us at: https://www.northfields.co.uk/contact-us/

The Plough Inn

Serving excellent food and drink since 1722, the Plough has long marked the start of the high street, Northfield’s Avenue.

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Blondin Park

Named after the aforementioned Charles Blondin, the park contains a wildlife area, a children’s playground and a pond.

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The Forester

Another renowned public house, Grade 2 listed building. Aside from the standard pub fare, they also serves up a mean selection of Thai food.

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Elthorne Park

A large park just off Boston Road, Elthorne Park includes an ornamental bandstand, as well as a path running along the river Brent.

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Transport Links

Park Royal - Roads

Road – Park Royal has good road links, served by both the A40 and the A406.‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

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