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SW Postcode Area
Postcode district boundaries: Google Template:Attached KML/SW postcode area KML is from Wikidata London
London
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London
SWPost towns 1Postcode districts 29Postcode sectors 139Postcodes (live) 21,046Postcodes (total) 34,726Statistics as at February 2012[1]The SW (South Western) postcode area, also known as the London
London
SW postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts covering part of southwest London, England. The area originates from the South Western (SW1–SW10) and Battersea
Battersea
(SW11–SW20) districts[3] of the London post town.Contents1 Postal administration1.1 List of postcode districts 1.2 SW12 Boundaries 3 Map 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksPostal administration[edit] The postcode area originated in 1857 as the SW district
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South Lambeth
Lambeth
Lambeth
(/ˈlæmbəθ/)[1]. It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Charing Cross. The population of the London Borough of Lambeth
London Borough of Lambeth
was 303,086 in 2011.[2] The area experienced some slight growth in the medieval period as part of the manor of Lambeth
Lambeth
Palace. In Elizabethan times the area was known as L’amberth. (Map named Londinum Feracissumi Angliae Regni Metropolis) By the Victorian era the area had seen significant development as London expanded, with dense industrial, commercial and residential buildings located adjacent to one another. The changes brought by World War II
World War II
altered much of the fabric of Lambeth. Subsequent development in the late 20th century and early 21st century has seen an increase in the number of high-rise buildings
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Clapham South
Clapham South is a station on London Underground's Northern line between Clapham Common and Balham. The station is located at the corner of Balham Hill (A24) and Nightingale Lane. It is in both Travelcard Zone 2 and Travelcard Zone 3.Contents1 History 2 Connections 3 References 4 Gallery 5 External linksHistory[edit] The station was designed by Charles Holden and was opened on 13 September 1926 as the first station of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway, which is now part of the Northern line. Other proposed names for the station prior to opening were "Balham North" and "Nightingale Lane". The apartments above the station, named Westbury Court, were a later addition to the architecture, built in the mid-1930s
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Brixton Hill
Brixton Hill is the name given to a 1 km section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England. Brixton Hill and Streatham Hill form part of the traditional main London to Brighton road (A23). The road follows the line of a Roman Road, the London to Brighton Way, which diverges from Stane Street near Kennington, and led south from the capital, Londinium, to a port on the south coast. History[edit] Prior to the late 19th century, the road was known as Brixton (or Bristow) Causeway. On the eastern side of the road, a series of tree-lined open spaces and front gardens make up Rush Common — an area of former common land that, although it is subject to a prohibition on 'erections above the surface of the earth' under an Act of Parliament of 1806, has seen some incursions for building
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Barnes Bridge
Barnes Bridge railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway. It is on the Hounslow Loop Line 12 km (7½ miles) south west of London Waterloo. It was opened on 12 March 1916 on the Surrey side of the River Thames on the embankment leading to Barnes Railway Bridge, whence its name. The station has an ornate entrance facing the river. Stairs lead up to the two platforms, each with a modest shelter. Passenger numbers are swelled on Boat Race days. The old ticket office is now used as a physio clinic. Barnes Bridge railway station is more central to Barnes than Barnes railway station
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Eaton Square
Coordinates: 51°29′46″N 0°9′6″W / 51.49611°N 0.15167°W / 51.49611; -0.15167Terrace to the North Side of Eaton Square Eaton Square
Eaton Square
is a residential garden square in London's Belgravia district. It is one of the three garden squares built by the Grosvenor family when they developed the main part of Belgravia
Belgravia
in the 19th century, and is named after Eaton Hall, the Grosvenor country house in Cheshire. Eaton Square
Eaton Square
is larger but less grand than the central feature of the district, Belgrave Square, and both larger and grander than Chester Square. The first block was laid out by Thomas Cubitt from 1827
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Kings Road
King's Road or Kings Road (or sometimes the King's Road, especially when it was the King's private road until 1830, or as a colloquialism by middle/upper class London residents), is a major street stretching through Chelsea and Fulham, both in west London. It is associated with 1960s style, and fashion figures such as Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood. Sir Oswald Mosley's Blackshirt movement had a barracks on the street in the 1930s.[1]Contents1 Location 2 History 3 Planning and transport 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLocation[edit] King's Road runs for just under 2 miles (3.2 km) through Chelsea, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, from Sloane Square in the east (on the border with Belgravia and Knightsbridge) and through the Moore Park Estate on the border of Chelsea and Fulham
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Sloane Square
Sloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of the central London[1] districts of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea, located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) southwest of Charing Cross, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The area forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.[2][n 1] The square was formerly known as 'Hans Town', laid out in 1771 to a plan of by Henry Holland Snr. and Henry Holland Jnr. Both the square and Hans Town were named after Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753), who jointly with his appointed trustees owned the land at the time.[3]Contents1 Location 2 History 3 Fountain 4 War memorial 5 Popular culture 6 See also 7 Notes and references 8 External linksLocation[edit] The bulk of Chelsea, especially the east end more local to Sloane Square, is architecturally and economically similar to South Kensington, Belgravia, St James's, and Mayfair
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Post Town
A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system.[1] Including the correct post town in the address increases the chance of a letter or parcel being delivered on time. Post towns in general originated as the location of delivery offices
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Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
is a bridge over the River Thames
River Thames
in west London, connecting Chelsea on the north bank to Battersea
Battersea
on the south bank. There have been two Chelsea Bridges, on the site of what was an ancient ford. The first Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
was proposed in the 1840s as part of a major development of marshlands on the south bank of the Thames into the new Battersea
Battersea
Park. It was a suspension bridge intended to provide convenient access from the densely populated north bank to the new park. Although built and operated by the government, tolls were charged initially in an effort to recoup the cost of the bridge
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Vauxhall Bridge
Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Bridge is a Grade II* listed
Grade II* listed
steel and granite deck arch bridge in central London. It crosses the River Thames
River Thames
in a south–east north–west direction between Vauxhall
Vauxhall
on the south bank and Pimlico
Pimlico
on the north bank. Opened in 1906, it replaced an earlier bridge, originally known as Regent Bridge but later renamed Vauxhall Bridge, built between 1809 and 1816 as part of a scheme for redeveloping the south bank of the Thames. The original bridge was built on the site of a former ferry. The building of both bridges was problematic, with both the first and second bridges requiring several redesigns from multiple architects. The original bridge, the first iron bridge over the Thames, was built by a private company and operated as a toll bridge before being taken into public ownership in 1879
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Houses Of Parliament
The Palace of Westminster
Westminster
is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, the Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames
River Thames
in the City of Westminster, in central London. Its name, which is derived from the neighbouring Westminster
Westminster
Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement, the New Palace that stands today. The palace is owned by the monarch in right of the Crown and for ceremonial purposes, retains its original status as a royal residence
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London Victoria Station
Victoria station, also known as London Victoria, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground
London Underground
station in Victoria, in the City of Westminster, managed by Network Rail.[4] The main line station is a terminus of the Brighton main line
Brighton main line
to Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport
and Brighton
Brighton
and the Chatham main line
Chatham main line
to Ramsgate and Dover via Chatham. From the main lines, trains can connect to the Catford Loop Line, Dartford Loop Line, and the Oxted line
Oxted line
to East Grinstead and Uckfield. Southern operates most commuter and regional services to south London, Sussex
Sussex
and parts of east Surrey, while Southeastern operates trains to south east London and Kent. Gatwick Express
Gatwick Express
trains run direct to Gatwick
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Buckingham Gate
Buckingham Gate
Buckingham Gate
is a street in Westminster
Westminster
London, England
England
near Buckingham Palace.Contents1 Location 2 Transport 3 History 4 Embassies 5 Businesses 6 References 7 External linksLocation[edit] At the north-west end is a junction with Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Road and Birdcage Walk
Birdcage Walk
opposite Buckingham Palace. At the south-east end is a junction with Victoria Street. The Wellington Barracks
Wellington Barracks
are to the north-east. The street is designated as part of the B323 road. Transport[edit] The nearest London
London
Underground stations are London
London
Victoria station and St
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Buckingham Palace
Coordinates: 51°30′3″N 0°8′31″W / 51.50083°N 0.14194°W / 51.50083; -0.14194The principal façade of Buckingham Palace, the East Front, was originally constructed by Edward Blore
Edward Blore
and completed in 1850. It was remodelled by Sir Aston Webb
Aston Webb
in 1913. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
(UK: /ˈbʌkɪŋəm ˈpælɪs/[1][2]) is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom.[a][3] Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people
British people
at times of national rejoicing and mourning. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site that had been in private ownership for at least 150 years
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Chiswick Bridge
Chiswick Bridge is a reinforced concrete deck arch bridge over the River Thames in west London. One of three bridges opened in 1933 as part of an ambitious scheme to relieve traffic congestion west of London, it carries the A316 road between Chiswick on the north bank of the Thames and Mortlake on the south bank. Built on the site of a former ferry, the bridge is 606 feet (185 m) long and faced with 3,400 tons of Portland stone. At the time of its opening its 150-foot (46 m) central span was the longest concrete span over the Thames
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