I start off with a photo of Hammersmith Underground Station. There are actually two of them – the second I show just two snaps later. The first is the District and Piccadilly line station; the other is for the Circle and Metropolitan lines.
I walked up Shepherds Bush Road – taking some photos of some of the side streets – including a few down the Uxbridge Road – which now seems to be quite a Syrian area. I have photographed one of the entrances to Shepherds Bush Market but not the market itself as this was the subject of a post in the past.
Further on in Wood Lane, that used to be the home of the BBC, are some snaps of the Westfield Shopping Centre (one of two Westfields in London – the other being at Stratford in East London). The Shepherds Bush one is being extended with the addition of a John Lewis and just next to this there is a new development starting to emerge called “White City Living” being put up by one of the divisions of Berkley Homes. The planned 30 storey tower will have eyeful views of Grenfell Tower from its Eastern side. On the opposite side of the road the former BBC HQ is being converted into residential and on both sides of the this part of Wood Lane a vast second campus is being developed for Imperial College – at what I think is a capital sum of £1Billion.
I have just one snap of the White City Estate – very well described in this excellent blog.
Under the Westway flyover I have taken a photo of the dreadful Grenfell. I have a very similar photo from over four years ago, before the disastrous cladding was even installed – it still has not been on the other three towers on this estate.
Over the road and round the corner into DuCane Road – home of Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, where both my children were born (rather a long time ago!) and also of my last picture which might be titled:
Go Directly to Jail, Do not Pass Go, Do not collect £200.
The Prison was built by prisoners – housed in temporary prison buildings between 1874 and 1890 – though the interior has been modernised since then. I don’t know if they earned any remissions from the work. It houses nearly 1,300 prisoners. The architect was Sir Edmund Du Cane – hence the name of the road.