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View of the bus station at Brent Cross Shopping Centre, occupied by a single RM-type bus, with a route 113 destination blind. DMS-type bus, no DMS1972, on an Ealing Broadway service, is seen in three-quarter rear nearside view, on the road outside the Centre. Note the landscaped embankment in the foreground, and the tall flagpoles.

Photographed by Colin Tait, 4 Aug 1977

Location: Brent Cross, Brent NW4

Image no: 16607

Inventory no: 1998/72749

20th Century London caption: Brent Cross was the first shopping centre of its kind to open in Britain. Built in the north London suburb of Brent, it copied the American style 'closed mall'. It allowed shoppers to visit all the shops without leaving the complex. Transport links were vital to the success of the centre. The nearby Northern line Brent station was renamed Brent Cross in 1976, and an on-site bus garage was built. This picture dates from 1977, the year after Brent Cross opened for business.

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