Things to do in Dollis Hill, Greater London
Dollis Hill is an area of North-West London in the Borough of Brent.
If the name sounds familiar, it may be because the Underground Station was often mentioned in the spoof panel game "Mornington Crescent" on the popular Radio 4 show "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue".
The Dollis Hill Underground station can be found on the Jubilee line in zone 3. The station was originally on the Metropolitan Line, before being transferred to the Bakerloo Line, and finally to the Jubilee line.
The Dollis Hill area was originally an estate built up by the Finch family in the 19th Century. They built Dollis Hill House in the 1820s. Mark Twain lived in the house for a period in 1900.
More recently the Dollis Hill House Trust tried to restore the house to create an arts and community centre for the area with £1.2 million of lottery funding, but unfortunately the project failed and the house was demolished in 2012.
The Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone was also a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the 19th Century. Much of the former Dollis Hill Estate was acquired by the council in 1899 and named Gladstone Park in his honour - an area you can still visit today and enjoy its tree-lined avenues.
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