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Nine Elms is a district in Central London largely based around the north bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Nine Elms has some residential developments along the riverside and is primarily dominated by railway lines, and the New Covent Garden Market and the Embassy of the United States, London.


There was a IX Elmes Farm here in 1646 and agriculture continued to dominate the riverside landscape into the 19th century, with market gardens growing asparagus and other vegetables for the London markets. In 1838 the London and Southampton Railway Company opened its terminus at Nine Elms Railway Station. The line was extended to Waterloo in 1848 and Nine Elms became the site of a goods yard and locomotive works. A gasworks was built and in 1865 this was the scene of the largest explosion in 19th-century London – a million cubic feet of gas ignited and eleven men were killed in the blast. In 1914 the Women’s Freedom League established the pioneering Nine Elms Settlement in Everett Street, serving children with dinners of vegetarian soup and large slices of pudding, which they could either eat there or take home.[1]


At present it is served by various buses and by Nine Elms Tube Station (opened September 2021), and was previously served by Nine Elms Railway Station

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