Wembley

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Wembley is the principal town of the borough of Brent in north west London, England, located about 8 miles west-northwest of Charing Cross.wikipedia
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London Borough of Brent

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Wembley is the principal town of the borough of Brent in north west London, England, located about 8 miles west-northwest of Charing Cross.
The major areas are Wembley, Kilburn, Willesden, Harlesden and Neasden.

Wembley Stadium

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For a long time, Wembley has been famously known as the location of Wembley Stadium, the home of the England national football team and the largest stadium by capacity in the UK. This area includes Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.
Wembley Stadium (branded as Wembley Stadium Connected By EE for sponsorship reasons) is a football stadium in Wembley, London, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002 to 2003.

Wembley Park

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The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston. The Page family continued as lords of the manor of Wembley for several centuries and eventually commissioned Humphry Repton (1752–1818) the landscape gardener to design what is now Wembley Park. The regeneration project is focused on the "Wembley Park" site first developed by Sir Edward Watkin as a pleasure ground in the 1890s, and then used for the Empire Exhibition of 1924–5.
It is roughly centred on Bridge Road, a mile northeast of Wembley town centre and 7.6 mi northwest from Charing Cross.

Tokyngton

The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston.
Tokyngton, also locally known as Monks Park, is a locality that forms the southeastern part of the town of Wembley in Greater London, in the London Borough of Brent, England.

North Wembley

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The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston.
Most of it is part of the Wembley HA0 postcode area, but a small part in the east (including East Lane Business Park) falls under Wembley HA9, and parts in the west (including Sudbury Court Drive) fall under Harrow HA1.

Sudbury, London

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The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston. Wembley has two local non-League football clubs, Wembley F.C. and South Kilburn F.C., that both play at Vale Farm stadium in nearby Sudbury.
The suburb forms the western part of Wembley and is centred around 0.6 mi west of Wembley Central railway station.

Preston, London

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The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston.
It forms part of the London Borough of Brent and the northern part of Wembley.

1948 Summer Olympics

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'Sudbury' station opened in 1845, renamed as 'Sudbury and Wembley' in 1882, renamed as 'Wembley for Sudbury' in 1910, renamed as 'Wembley Central' in 1948, at the time of the Olympic Games.
No new venues were built for the games (with events taking place mainly at Empire Stadium and the Empire Pool at Wembley Park), and athletes were housed in existing accommodation at the Wembley area instead of an Olympic Village, as were the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and the subsequent 1952 Games in Helsinki.

Alperton

The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston.
Adjoining the Grand Union Canal's Paddington Arm fed by the Brent Reservoir it forms the southern part of Wembley.

Kingsbury, London

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The urban district included the neighbouring parish of Kingsbury until 1901 and again from 1934.
An aircraft industry was established in the part of Kingsbury adjacent to Hendon aerodrome during the war, while the road network was improved to cater for the British Empire Exhibition in nearby Wembley in 1924.

Humphry Repton

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The Page family continued as lords of the manor of Wembley for several centuries and eventually commissioned Humphry Repton (1752–1818) the landscape gardener to design what is now Wembley Park.
Around 1787, Richard Page (1748-1803), landowner of Sudbury, to the west of Wembley decided to convert the Page family home 'Wellers' into a country seat and turn the fields around it into a private estate.

British Empire Exhibition

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The area around the current Wembley Stadium was the location of the British Empire Exhibition of 1924–1925. The regeneration project is focused on the "Wembley Park" site first developed by Sir Edward Watkin as a pleasure ground in the 1890s, and then used for the Empire Exhibition of 1924–5.
The British Empire Exhibition was a colonial exhibition held at Wembley Park, Wembley, England from 23 April 1924 to 31 October 1925.

Harrow on the Hill

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At the dissolution of the monasteries in 1543, the manor of Wembley fell to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain, who sold it to Richard Page, Esq., of Harrow on the Hill, the same year.
There were significant boundary changes in 1894, when the bulk of the parish was removed to create the parishes of Harrow Weald, Wealdstone and Wembley.

Wembley Stadium railway station

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Wembley Hill station was renamed 'Wembley Complex' in May 1978, before getting its present name of 'Wembley Stadium' in May 1987.
Wembley Stadium railway station is a Network Rail station in Wembley Park, Wembley, Greater London on the Chiltern Main Line.

Municipal Borough of Wembley

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Wembley was formed a separate civil parish from 1894 and was incorporated as a municipal borough of Middlesex in 1937.
Wembley Urban District was created by the Local Government Act 1894 from part of the existing Hendon Rural Sanitary District, and originally consisted of two civil parishes: Kingsbury and Wembley (formed from the Alperton, south Kenton, Preston, Sudbury and Wembley areas of the parish of Harrow on the Hill).

1990 Wembley bombing

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This centre came under attack by an IRA bomb in 1990 resulting in the death of a soldier and injuries to four people (see 1990 Wembley bombing).
The Provisional IRA (IRA) planted a bomb underneath a minibus at an army recruiting centre in Wembley, northwest London on 16 May 1990, killing a soldier and injuring four others.

Chiltern Main Line

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In November 1905, the Great Central Railway (now, in this section, part of the Chiltern Main Line) opened a new route for fast expresses that by-passed the congested Metropolitan Railway tracks.

England national football team

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For a long time, Wembley has been famously known as the location of Wembley Stadium, the home of the England national football team and the largest stadium by capacity in the UK.
The original Empire Stadium was built in Wembley, London, for the British Empire Exhibition.

Wembley Arena

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This area includes Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.
Wembley Arena (originally the Empire Pool and, since 1 July 2014, currently known as The SSE Arena, Wembley for sponsorship reasons) is an indoor arena adjacent to Wembley Stadium in Wembley, London.

Greenford

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It is also east of Greenford and Northolt in the neighbouring London Borough of Ealing.
Nearby places include Yeading, Hanwell, Perivale, Southall, Northolt, Ealing, Sudbury, Harrow and Wembley.

Harrow Road

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The village of Wembley grew up on the hill by the clearing with the Harrow Road south of it.

West Coast Main Line

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In 1837, the London and Birmingham Railway (now part of the West Coast Main Line) was opened from London Euston through Wembley to Hemel Hempstead, and completed to Birmingham Curzon Street the following year.

Watford DC line

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To modernise the service, a new Watford DC Line was built alongside the main lines and Bakerloo line trains, and electric trains to Broad Street started in 1917.
A new line would have then run south to Wembley, then passed under the main line and run on the east side to Euston, terminating in a loop.

Edward Watkin

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The regeneration project is focused on the "Wembley Park" site first developed by Sir Edward Watkin as a pleasure ground in the 1890s, and then used for the Empire Exhibition of 1924–5.
Among his more notable projects were his expansion of the Metropolitan Railway (part of today's London Underground network); the construction of the Great Central Main Line, a purpose-built high-speed railway line; the creation of a pleasure gardens with a partially constructed iron tower at Wembley and a failed attempt to dig a channel tunnel under the English Channel to connect his railway empire to the French rail network.

Wembley F.C.

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Wembley has two local non-League football clubs, Wembley F.C. and South Kilburn F.C., that both play at Vale Farm stadium in nearby Sudbury.
Wembley Football Club is an English semi-professional football club based in Wembley, in the London Borough of Brent, London, England.