Queensway to Notting Hill Gate
On leaving Queensway tube station I continue walking west along Bayswater road passing some red houses. As I get closer to Notting Hill Gate the street becomes lined with shops.
After passing one of the independent record shops in this area I arrive at Notting Hill Gate tube station.
Notting Hill Gate to Holland Park
Near to the station are two of Notting Hill’s cinemas. The Coronet was used in the film ‘Notting Hill’ with Hugh Grant.
I walk past a number of large houses and then reach Holland Park tube station.
Holland Park to White City
The next part of my route is on Holland Park Avenue.
I pass over the roundabout and along Uxbridge Road. If Shepherd’s Bush station was open then I’d end this section here. At the moment it is being redeveloped so I turn into Wood Lane.
On Wood Lane developers are building the huge Westfield shopping centre and cinema complex. When it is opened it will be the third largest shopping centre in the UK.
The most famous sight on Wood Lane is the BBC Television Centre, which will be familiar to anyone who watches the BBC. Today (14/03/08) people are queuing for the Sport Relief program which is to be broadcast in the evening.
On the opposite side of the road to the BBC building is White City tube station.
White City to East Acton
To the north of the station is a second BBC building, the BBC White City. Beyond this is the Westway, which is a major road.
Things become less gloomy when I turn into Hilary Road and Fitzneal Street.
On Erconwald Street is East Acton tube station.
Central Line Walk – Day 6 Summary
Today’s walk took about one and a half hours.