Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
Stations and Nearby Attractions

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Gospel Oak for North London Line (to Kew Gardens, Richmond, Camden, Hackney, Stratford & Docklands); station for Hampstead Heath. Parliament Hill Lido which is a 2 minute walk from the station

Upper Holloway for Archway tube, Highgate and Holloway Road

Crouch Hill for Parkland Walk to Highgate Woods & Alexandra Palace

Harringay Green Lanes for busy shopping centre with many ethnic food stores

South Tottenham for Seven Sisters, Stamford Hill and buses to Tottenham Hotspur FC

Blackhorse Road for Victoria Line tube, reservoir nature reserves, local fishing and bus 123 to William Morris Gallery

Walthamstow Queens Road for Walthamstow Market, Walthamstow Village conservation area and Walthamstow Central (London Overground, Chingford Branch and LU Victoria Line)

Leyton Midland Road for Leyton Orient FC - probably the finest football club in London, E10 - and Brooks Farm (city farm with some interesting animals). Also for bus 97 to Waltham Forest FC (Essex Senior League, ground located in Kitchener Road, just south of Crooked Billet roundabout)

Leytonstone High Road Just south of the town centre (shops, pubs, restaurants etc). Cross the road and go down Ferndale Road to reach the open spaces of Wanstead Flats, or go for a stroll through Bush Wood followed by a drink in the North Star in picturesque Browning Road. Indeed if you're feeling energetic you could use this as a starting point to walk out towards Epping - look at a large scale map of N.E. London and you will see a wedge of green stretching out from Leytonstone towards Epping. Leytonstone Tube (Central Line) is a 5-10 min walk away.

The July issue of the London Railway Record includes a fascinating photo-feature on the 1950s rebuilding of Leytonstone High Road station in what was then cutting-edge ultra-modern style, following extensive damage to the original structure during the War. It shows graphically how a bomb-damaged wreck was transformed into a light and airy station, with lavish use of glass panelling and even modern art gracing the waiting room! Sadly, the economies of the 70s and 80s saw the station deteriorate dramatically due to lack of staffing, lack of maintenance and vandalism, and it was finally demolished in the mid-90s. How welcome those generous platform canopies would be now! Copies of the magazine are available price 4 25 from The London Railway Record, 6c Park Road, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9NB. - or a year's subscription costs 17.00. For further information, click here. or Forest Gate, Wanstead Flats and Woodgrange Market (Saturdays - junction of Woodgrange Road and Sebert Ro

Wanstead Park for Forest Gate and Wanstead Flats and Woodgrange Market (Saturdays - junction of Woodgrange Road and Sebert Road). Nearest station to Clapton FC (Essex Senior League; ground located halfway down Upton Lane) – a club with a glorious amateur past, now experiencing a welcome revival after years in the doldrums. Their ground is also shared by fellow Essex Senior League club Hackney Wick FC.

Woodgrange Park The City of London Cemetery is 10-15 minutes walk away for those who may be interested.Those buried here include Bobby Moore, Dame Anna Neagle, Winston Churchill's nanny, and two victims of Jack the Ripper.

Barking for District Line and C2C trains to Upminster, Chafford Hundred (for Lakeside Shopping Centre), Southend and Tilbury (for Gravesend Ferry)