Vibrant eateries and excellent rail links in and out of central London
"Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history."Victoria Wellburn
"Golders Green has an ideal community for young families, with great schools and green spaces. People that settle here, usually stay for the long term..."James Grunshaw
"Kilburn Station's Jubilee line service is a speedy way to get into town and Canary Wharf."Danielle Toland
Where do Cricklewood locals go?
Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.
Submitted by Willesden
Small & Beautiful
Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!
Submitted by Richard
A fabulous vintage and new clothes store run by a lovely lady, selling beautiful jewellery too. Everything is sold at an amazing price!
Submitted by Maire
This quirky restaurant serves American-style food. On Tuesdays, you can get a burger and a beer for £12 and every other Sunday they have a live jazz night.
Submitted by Stuart
A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.
Submitted by Itzhak
Amazing gourmet burgers from tame lemon and herb to those that like the heat on full blast! All meals are super reasonable in price, with fries and a drink included.
Submitted by Danielle
A hidden gem located in between the houses of the Mapesbury Estate, which was formed by the local community. It's a great place to take the kids or just enjoy the tranquillity. Even some of the locals don't know about it!
Submitted by Oliver
Situated in Gladstone Park, this café serves amazing breakfasts, great coffee and baked treats straight from the oven, including mouth-watering cakes. It's open from Friday to Sunday.
Submitted by Geh
The Alice House
Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!
Submitted by Thomas
Situated right by Willesden Green Underground Station, a handily located local for a casual drink or a good meal. A great place to watch sports events, although it does fill up easily. It also hosts weekly jazz sessions.
Submitted by Nia
La Boutique Secret
In the heart of West Hampstead, you can indulge yourself in fantastic clothes at amazing prices! It's always busy and there are lovely ladies to help you.
Submitted by Grace
One of the best chicken and lamb shawarmas in Golders Green and probably the most popular lunch takeaway in the whole area!
Submitted by Nick
My favourite park to jog around, as the hills can be very challenging!
Submitted by Oliver
Why do you find Cricklewood a great place to live?
"I love the restaurants, the parks and the many pubs and bars. But above all, I love the people."
"I love Cricklewood because it is convenient for everything. It's multicultural and there are new and upcoming restaurants."
What do you like about Cricklewood?
Did you know?
"In 2001, after 10 years of reported sightings, a lynx was captured in Cricklewood. She had become known as the "Beast of Barnet" and was rehomed in London Zoo."
Child-friendly activities near Cricklewood
The Da Capo Music FoundationSt Agnes Centre
The early years programme is a carefully structured introduction to the key elements of musicianship through lively sessions based on singing and movement Website
Hope Children CentreHope Children Centre
The centre is open for stay & play morning session on wednesday and thursday between 10-12. Registration needed to join the centre. The staff welcomes friendly and assists parents/carers in many ways. Kids can use different toys and books, and they have also access to the garden in sunny days. Website
Tap Dance( 5-10 years)West Hampstead Community Centre
Tap is a great way to improve concentration, rhythm, listening skills and timing. Everyone loves making noise and the challenge tap presents. Lots of fun and a great traditional dance form to learn. I.D.T.A Tap Examinations optional. Website
SlingbondingMy Fitness Boutique
Slingbonding classes are specially designed to maintain the physical and mental health of mums, or any caregiver. Slingbonding is unique because we offer not just a dance class but also a routine focussed on correct movement and posture. Website
NCT Bumps and Babies NW2Queensbury Deli
Relaxed and popular local meet-up in a café, for pregnant women (great for mat leave) and parents with babies. Website
Busy RascalsThe Queensbury Pub
Busy Rascals provide a baby and child friendly environment where parents in NW2, NW10 and in local areas can meet, socialise and participate in various activities with their little ones. Monday to Friday and one Saturday per month between 9.30am-11.30am (time depends on class times so please check each day's timetable for specific times) Website
Performing Arts Education · Dance InstructionWest Hampstead Community Centre
We have lots of classes throughout the week to keep you busy, learn new skills and have lots of fun. We also offer parties and holiday workshops. Dance classes in Ballet, Street, Jazz, Pop, Dance and Glee Club Website
Cricklewood is a district of North London whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, western part is the London Borough of Brent and southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden. There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its â€œpleasure gardensâ€. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace. Cricklewood was the setting of The Goodies and Minder.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Child's Hill
- Golders Green
- West Hampstead
- Temple Fortune
- Hampstead Garden Suburb
- Willesden Green
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