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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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Cricklewood locals go?


Come along and try a deep pan margherita pizza -they're amazing!


Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.

Small & Beautiful

Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!

Sparkle O'Hara

A fabulous vintage and new clothes store run by a lovely lady, selling beautiful jewellery too. Everything is sold at an amazing price!

The Queensbury

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.

Oxbridge Tuition

A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.


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.


Kosher restaurant serving a fantastic range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Mapesbury Dell

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!

Karmarama Café

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.

The Alice House

Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!

The Queensbury

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.

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.


One of the best chicken and lamb shawarmas in Golders Green and probably the most popular lunch takeaway in the whole area!

Gladstone Park

My favourite park to jog around, as the hills can be very challenging!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Child's Hill, Golders Green, Kilburn, West Hampstead, Temple Fortune, Hampstead, Brondesbury, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Willesden Green and Willesden

What do you love about Cricklewood?

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."

August 2016


"I love Cricklewood because it is convenient for everything. It's multicultural and there are new and upcoming restaurants."

February 2015


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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Cricklewood

The Da Capo Music Foundation

St 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 Centre

Hope 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


My 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 NW2

Queensbury Deli
Relaxed and popular local meet-up in a café, for pregnant women (great for mat leave) and parents with babies. Website

Busy Rascals

The 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 Instruction

West 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
  1. About Cricklewood

    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 “pleasure gardens”. 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.

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