Houses and trees in Bedford park

Bedford Park

Designated as the first garden suburb, Bedford Park was built between 1875 and 1886 with the aim of creating dwellings away from the overcrowded, unhealthy town housing of the mid-Victorian period.

Lying just North of Turnham Green Station, Bedford Park was planned for 500 houses for the ‘middle classes’.  After a period of decline, it is now a conservation area; the houses go for millions of pounds, so is no longer within reach of ‘people of moderate means’.

Peter Murray worked with VocalEyes describer Andrew Holland on the description of Bedford Park for London Beyond Sight (2012).

Directions, Access and Additional Information

Tube: Turnham Green – District Line

Bus: E3, 94, 272, 27, 237, 391 and H91

Train: Kew Bridge

On exiting Turnham Green tube station turn right onto Turnham Green Terrace and continue over the first roundabout; the second roundabout marks the start of the four boundary roads that define the conservation area.  In front of you is the Avenue, the 1st boundary road.  If you continue on you will pass the London Buddhist Vihara on the right.  This road will change into the 2nd boundary road, Southfield Road, at The Plum Duff restaurant on your right.  Follow the road round and you will pass a doctor’s surgery and Mead Lodge on the left. Southfield Road then joins Acton Lane shortly afterwards, the 3rd boundary road.  Turn left down Acton Lane and you will pass a café on your left.  Continue down past the Stag public house on your left and the road will turn into Beaconsfield Road just before a roundabout; turn left into South Parade, the 4th boundary road which will eventually join up with the Avenue.  The majority of houses on these boundary roads are within the conservation area that make up Bedford Park.

A housing estate with different road and pavement surfaces.  A little uneven in places.

Parking – Parking available in the streets.

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