Gutch's Map of 1840, Only Six Years Later
This map was to become the basis of Tyburnia and of many streets along the Edgware Road. By 1840 the Great Western Railway had reached Paddington. Trying to force its way as close a possible to the centre of London, it had been blocked by the Edgware Road. To get closer than this the railways would have to go underground, but planning for the Metropolitan Railway, the first stage of this process, would take until 1863.