Alperton

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Alperton
Grand Union Canal at Alperton.jpg
Middlesex House and Grand Union Apartments on the Grand Union Canal
Alperton is located in Greater London
Alperton
Alperton
 Alperton shown within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ185835
    - Charing Cross7.6 mi (12.2 km)  ESE
London boroughBrent
Ceremonial countyGreater London
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWEMBLEY
Postcode districtHA0
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK ParliamentBrent North
London AssemblyBrent and Harrow
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Coordinates: 51°32′26″N 0°17′58″W / 51.5405°N 0.2994°W / 51.5405; -0.2994

Alperton
Grand Union Canal at Alperton.jpg
Middlesex House and Grand Union Apartments on the Grand Union Canal
Alperton is located in Greater London
Alperton
Alperton
 Alperton shown within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ185835
    - Charing Cross7.6 mi (12.2 km)  ESE
London boroughBrent
Ceremonial countyGreater London
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWEMBLEY
Postcode districtHA0
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK ParliamentBrent North
London AssemblyBrent and Harrow
List of places
UK
England
London

Alperton is a district in the London Borough of Brent in northwest London. It is situated 7.6 miles (12 km) west north-west of Charing Cross.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Ealing Road (A4089) and Bridgewater Road (A4005) are major roads that run though Alperton. Alperton Lane (B456) is another useful thoroughfare.

The Grand Union Canal runs through Alperton, and the Grand Union Walk is its old towpath which was originally used by horses drawing the canal barges, and is now a recreational facility that serves Alperton.

Tube[edit]

Stations in the area are:

Notable people[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been used for various scenes in the BBC TV soap EastEnders. It was first used in an episode which aired on 3 October 1985, when the character Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham) meets with Michelle Fowler (played by Susan Tully) and it is revealed Den is the father of Michelle's baby. It was used again on numerous occasions, most famously on 23 February 1989, when Den Watts was shot before falling into the canal and supposedly dying. Den returned to the canal with daughter Sharon Watts on 3 October 2003, when he returned to Albert Square alive.

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