Upton Park


Upton Park

infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region= London
population=
official_name= Upton Park
latitude= 51.5346
longitude= 0.0266
constituency_westminster=
post_town= LONDON
postcode_area= E
postcode_district=E6, E13
london_borough= Newham
dial_code= 020
os_grid_reference= TQ405837

Upton Park is an area in the London Borough of Newham.

Upton Park is centred upon Green Street, a high street that runs north-south between the A118 Romford Road and the A124 Barking Road. Green Street is part of the boundary between the former County Boroughs of East Ham and West Ham and contains a large number of shops, both major chain stores as well as locally-owned shops, Upton Park Library, and Queens Road Market, a covered food and clothing market. Many shops and market stalls specifically cater for east London's large Asian community. Upton Park tube station is also on Green Street, close to the market. Plans to demolish the market and replace it with a large supermarket, luxury apartments and a smaller indoor market have been vigorously resisted by market traders and large sections of the local community.

The Boleyn Ground, the home stadium of West Ham United football club, is located at the southern end of Green Street, and is frequently referred to as "Upton Park". Another football club from the area, Upton Park FC, were early pioneers in the game and represented Great Britain at the 1900 Summer Olympics football tournament, where they won the gold medal.

Education

:"For details of education in PAGENAME see the List of schools in the London Borough of Newham"

In popular culture

Upton Park and the West Ham ground feature as the main location in the film "Green Street" (an uncomplimentary role).

In one episode of "Drop the Dead Donkey" Henry describes Gus as "Upton Park", meaning "two stops short of Barking".

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  • Upton Park FC — Der Upton Park Football Club war ein englischer Amateur Fußballverein aus dem Londoner Stadtviertel Upton Park. Der Fußballverein hatte von Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts Bestand. Hauptsächlich bekannt wurde der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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