Like Stanmore, Canons Park first opened on 10th December 1932 on the Metropolitan Railway. It was originally called Canons Park(Edgware), but the latter part of its name was lopped off after only one year.
Building wise, its a pretty basic station. The platform shelters are pretty standard, box type constructions. The exterior of the ticket office is particularly uninspiring with a brick and grey concrete frontage. Certainly not one of the finer efforts on the Underground. Even the walkway between the platforms and the ticket hall has a rather dowdy and downbeat colour scheme!
The Pub: Moranos, Station Parade, Whitchurch Lane, HA8 6RW
Moranos is barely a minutes walk from the station. Head out onto Station Parade where you’ll find the pub roughly half way along it.
In terms of size, its pretty similar to some of the Irish bars I’ve encountered in other Northern suburbs in terms of being one main, smallish room. The decor here is quite different – it feels like it was only recently refreshed with modern lighting, newish looking leather sofas and candelit tables. The frontage is also primarily open glass, giving the place a more open feel. The pub has a Sky and BT Sports licence, with a few flat screen TVs dotted around the bar. Some were showing the cricket and one had At The Races – more in keeping with the usual suburban theme! There was only one ale available, Greene King IPA.
As we chanced upon a decent-ish evening when visited here, we decided to sit in their garden. This is a small decked area, with a couple of plants to brighten it up and a small awning to protect smokers from the element. Being nestled tightly within a small parade of buildings, it really felt like we were having some drinks in someones back garden here.
I liked Moranos. As I said, its interior is a bit different from your average suburban bar. That said, if you’re in these parts, I doubt you have much choice other than here really!
(The pub has no website)