Are there any more Jubilees left?

Crossrail, sorry Elizabeth Line is part of a flurry of openings and renamings commemorating regal anniversaries – Big Ben’s tower, streets, schools, hospitals, new housing estates – all finding themselves getting a moniker to mark the Queen’s important day, it is her 70th year as our Monarch after all.

To mark this important point in our history, and as someone who has had to study road names obsessively, CabbieBlog gives you a tour of London ‘Jubilees’.

Jubilee Hall, The Piazza, Covent Garden, built-in 1904, with its Jubilee Market, is probably the most famous of them all.

Jubilee Avenue E4, near Highams Park Underground Station, is handy if you have a need for the North Circular Road very close by.

Jubilee Close NW10 & NW9 off Nicoll Road, Harlesden, is more a street than a close and so long it has two postcodes.

Jubilee Crescent N9, backing Henry Barrass Recreation Ground, Edmonton this thoroughfare at least lives up to its name, being a perfect crescent.

Jubilee Place SW3, running off King’s Road is probably the most expensive ‘Jubilee’ as it is a short walk from Sloane Square.

Jubilee Street E1, off Commercial Road, runs parallel to Sidney Street, made famous when Winston Churchill directed police in the famous siege of 1911.

Jubilee Terrace, Burlington Road SW6, handy if you are a Fulham supporter, Craven Cottage is a two-minute walk away.

Jubilee Way SW19, those living South of the River must be Republicans as this ‘Jubilee’ near South Wimbledon is the only one in London not located in London’s northern environs. It looks quite long on the map, but being down Sarf, I haven’t checked it out.

4 thoughts on “Are there any more Jubilees left?”

  1. As a former Wimbledon resident from 1978-1985, I can tell you that Jubilee Way is ‘only just’ in Wimbedon. It is in Merton Abbey district, barely in South Wimbledon. That means it is ‘almost’ in Micham! 🙂
    Cheers, Pete.

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  2. Hello Gibson Square! Every time I come to London I have a question or 2 I ask the cab drivers. I take a lot of Cabs here, black cabs only as I am a great admirer of the Knowledge. This years questions and answers have been as follows: How long have you had your badge: average around 16 yrs How long did it take you to get your badge: average 3 years Did you work while you did the Knowledge: 2/3rds worked other jobs How often were you knocked off your bike: 2 times How many cab drivers do you know who have dementia or Alzheimer’s: answer was 100% none

    New things learned: Be lucky Deadman’s shoes (from cab #5) Early appearance protocols

    Almost everything wonderful I have learned about London has come from Black Cab drivers! Please protect the integrity of your profession. Don’t let the Knowledge get watered down. Cab drivers are a London treasure. Thank you and be lucky! Kas Healy ALASKA USA

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    1. Thank you for supporting London’s black cabs when visiting from across The Pond. Now here goes with your questions: How long have you had your badge?: Average around 16 years (me: nearly 27 years) How long did it take you to get your badge?: Average 3 years (me: 4 years, 10 months, 13 days. Not that I was counting) Did you work while you did the Knowledge: 2/3rds worked other jobs (me: Yes shift work about 50 hours per week) How often were you knocked off your bike: 2 times (me: 3 times, I still have a cruciate ligament needing treatment one day) How many cab drivers do you know who have dementia or Alzheimer’s: Answer was 100% none (me: I’m 75 next week and my brain still functions – the wife would disagree at times!) Thanks for your comment and interesting anecdotal facts.

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