Harlesden and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Harlesden and surrounding areas
"Fantastic Victorian terraces and a vibrant cultural scene can be found in Harlesden..."Oliver Browne
"Wormwood Scrubs is the perfect spot for a game of football at the weekend."David Roberts
"Little Wormwood Scrubs is the perfect spot for walking the dog..."Stuart Bennett
Where do Harlesden and surrounding areas locals go?
'Paradise By Way of Kensal Green', to give it's full name, is a British restaurant, bar and club all rolled into one. Don't miss out on the burger!
Submitted by Stephen
The Alice House
Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!
Submitted by Thomas
The Lexi Cinema
A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.
Submitted by Danielle
My favourite park to jog around, as the hills can be very challenging!
Submitted by Oliver
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
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
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
The Masons Arms
A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.
Submitted by James
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
Hanger Hill Park
A great day out in the sun and a there's big pitch and putt course too!
Submitted by Mitchell
The Wet Fish Cafe
One of the most highly recommended restaurants in West Hampstead - comfort food and jazz.
Submitted by Thomas
Arguably one of Ealing borough's most unique venues. Circus themed, they have circus performances on Friday and Saturday evenings and they even have their own microbrewery onsite. Definitely one of the best beer gardens in London and a lively, fun place to go for a few drinks after a long week!
Submitted by Natalia
Queen's Park Farmers' Market
In the grounds of Salusbury Primary School, great on Sundays for breakfast or lunch. Lots of fresh produce and a great mix of delicious food options.
Submitted by Min
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Did you know?
"The name Neasden is derived from "place by the nose-shaped hill" and consisted of only several small buildings in medieval times."
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Child-friendly activities near Harlesden and surrounding areas
Stay and Play-Fawood Children's CentreFawood Children's Centre
Sessions include a variety of sensory based activities for children and a high ratio of staff to ensure all children are well catered for. Some of the areas on offer during the Stay and Play session include; the main nursery, the Rainbows room, the climbing frame, the crèche and the sensory room. If you live in Brent and your child is aged 3 - 5 and has special needs please come and join our weekly group. Website
Mother & Baby YogaBridge Park Community Leisure Centre
Our sessions include massage and songs to relax and captivate baby's attention and to increase the fun. There will also be gentle yoga inspired stretches for parents. Website
Active Start for Little StarsBridge Park Community Leisure Centre,
Active Start for Little Stars is an exciting new multi-sports programme for children under 5.Our sessions are lead by qualified and experienced coaches and PE staff and sports on rotation include football, basketball, netball, cricket, athletics, tag rugby and movement to music Website
Family Support-Stay and PlayTreetops Children's Centre
Our small but dedicated team of Family Support Workers are available to offer help, advice and support on all aspects of family life. Website
The city mission community project nurseryCity Mission Nursery
Play, arts & crafts, story time, cooking, sing songs, perant advice.We advise you call before hand to make sure effecting is up to date. Website
Parents and toddlers @ St. Marks ChurchSt. Marks Church,
Everyone is welcome however old or young your baby/toddler is. We provide a fun and safe place for your babies & children to play and an opportunity for mums and dads to play with their children, to meet other parents and to make new friends. There's a story time, refreshments for children and adults and singing as well as time to chat. Do come along. Website
Daniel's Den Toddler and Parent Group- StonebridgeSt Michael and All Angels Church,
In each session, activities are set up for children to play, do crafts, singing and other fun activities. Parents are able to share parenting skills with one another and build friendships. There is a genuine family feeling to the groups where everyone is welcome whatever your background, race or postcode! Website
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Park Royal
- North Acton
- Willesden Green
- Kensal Green
- East Acton
- Queen's Park
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