Underground Heritage information
Park Royal station
Listed as a building of National Significance
Architect: Landers & Welsh, 1936
This impressive building situated on Western Avenue, one of the new arterial roads built in the 1930s, replaced an earlier station further to the west that had opened in 1905. It was designed, especially the imposing tower with the illuminated roundels, to be a landmark showing the importance of the Underground in the new suburban landscape.
Although influenced by the work of the Underground's architect, Charles Holden, the station is unique. The main elements of the design - the staircases, the circular ticket hall 'drum', and the tower - are carefully integrated with the parade of shops and adjoining flats that form part of the design.
Oh, dear, both the architect's names are misspelt on this plaque.
Site: Park Royal station (1 memorial)
W5, Western Avenue
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk