Park Royal Mini Guide
What is Park Royal?
Park Royal is the largest industrial park in London, located in the north-west of the city, spanning the boroughs of Ealing
and Brent. It has over 2,000 businesses based there, including McVities and Heinz. Diageo, the largest producer of sprits, beer and wine, also has its headquarters here.
What’s its History?
Park Royal takes its name from the Royal Agricultural Society who in 1903, used the park for exhibitions. After 3 years, the site was sold and it was to become an industrial centre because of its easy access by canal, road and rail. For many years, it became an engineering centre, but after 1980, it attracted many new firms. One of these was Guinness, who built the biggest and most productive brewery in the world there. This since, has been demolished.
How do I get There?
To get to the north side of Park Royal, you can travel on the underground system via the Bakerloo line or by Rail to Harlesden Station. On the west side of the park, you will find you will find Park Royal underground station, which is served by the Piccadilly line. The south and east sides are only accessible by car using the A40 and the B4492, respectively. From the west you can use the A406.
What can I do There?
You would probably find yourself there on a business trip, but there are a few more things you can do. Take a walk along the towpath next to the Grand Union Canal, which runs through the centre of the business park. If you want to pick up a bargain, head for Asda supermarket! At Royale Leisure Park, you can go ten pin bowling, watch the latest movie at Vue Cinema and grab a snack at one of the many fast food outlets.