Goldhawk Road Platform

Goldhawk Road Platform

Goldhawk Road Entrance

Goldhawk Road Entrance

Goldhawk Road Platform

Goldhawk Road Platform

 

Although the line here was opened in 1864 a station was not opened at this location until 1 April 1914 when Shepherd's Bush station (now Shepherd's Bush Market) was moved from its original location between Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road to a location on the north side of Uxbridge Road. Goldhawk Road's name derives from John Goldhawk, who in the late 14th century held extensive estates in Fulham. Goldhawk Road was of little note until the mid-seventeenth century, when a cottage on the street became the home of Miles Sindercombe, a disgruntled Roundhead who in 1657 made several attempts to assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Sindercombe planned to ambush the Lord Protector using a specially built machine with muskets fixed to a frame. His plan failed, Sindercombe was sentenced to death, and his cottage was eventually demolished in the 1760s.

 

The station currently benefits from a ticket office and two Passenger Operated Machines (or POM's). The larger POM, called a Multi Fare Machine (MFM) accepts UK Sterling notes, up to the value of £20 and gives change consisting of 10p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. The smaller machine known as an Advance Fare Machine (AFM) does not give change and accepts overpayment up to 30p. Both machines accept most major Credit and Debit cards, however to help combat fraud, individual cards can only be used once a day. Directly across Goldhawk road is the south entrance to Shepherds Bush Market. A traditional pie and mash shop operates almost opposite the station on the other side of the Goldhawk road, as do various other eating and drinking establishments, including a specialty coffee shop in the station. The station has a waiting room, help points and payphones.

 

Connections: Circle Line. London Buses routes 94 and 237 serve the station.