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Commuter excellence – perfectly positioned with Willesden Junction nearby

"Fantastic Victorian terraces and a vibrant cultural scene can be found in Harlesden..."

Oliver Browne

"Handsome period properties sit on tree-lined roads in Brondesbury Park..."

Oliver Browne

"Wormwood Scrubs is the perfect spot for a game of football at the weekend."

David Roberts

What is your favourite place?

Where do Harlesden locals go?

Willesden Salvage

Everything from fireplaces to vintage travel trunks, amazing antiques to helping you tell the time...

The Masons Arms

A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.

The Lexi Cinema

A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.


The best butchers in North West London. All the meat is free range and they sell the best steak you'll ever taste!

Wormwood Scrubs Park

At the weekend it's like a little slice of the USA here in the UK! Amazing little league games played by loads of people and great food trucks selling hot dogs, pulled pork etc. A little bit of alternative relaxation in this busy bustling city of ours!

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!


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.

Little Wormwood Scrubs

The absolute golden nugget of North Kensington Village is the newly transformed Little Wormwood Scrubs. It's now a hot spot for us locals in W10 to walk our dogs...

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.


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

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.


'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!


I love my Caribbean food and Cocodelic is the best in the area; bare in mind we have a fair few restaurants around serving the same type of food.

Dock Kitchen

From its striking setting in a Victorian canalside building, to the fresh and seasonal dishes, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening meal.

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 Willesden Green, Willesden, Kensal Green, Queen's Park, Brondesbury, North Acton, Park Royal, East Acton, Kilburn and Ladbroke Grove

What do you love about Harlesden?

Why do you find Harlesden a great place to live?


"There are so many local shops for food, variety of vegetables, fish, meat etc .. Nice nearby parks, easy access and transport , not far from central london, nice restaurant"

February 2015

Local resident

"Friendly neighbours. Entrepeneurial, creative, cosmopolitan community. Local independent shops but close to Kensington, Brent Cross and Westfield. Attractive Victorian and Edwardian houses with good sized gardens and lots of trees so quiet with good parks and open space. Good public transport links into Central London and overland rail to Euston, East London, South and West London. Close to North Circular and A40 so out into t... more

August 2013

Local resident

"You can see the changes happening around you. The council now has £4 million, which are being spent on upgrading the public realm on Station Road and the centre of Harlesden,following consultation and work with local residents. And there are more and more local activities, and fun stuff going on. All good. "

August 2011


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"Now disused, Acton Lane Power Station was used in the filming of Aliens and Batman (1989)"

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Child-friendly activities near Harlesden

Little Beep Beeps Music

Roundwood Park Cafe
We provide high-quality music and movement sessions, using familiar songs, bubble-play, parachute play and musical instruments. We find children are enthused by our sessions; they help their confidence, sociability, motor skills, language and numeracy. Website

Daniel's Den Toddler and Parent Group- Stonebridge

St 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

Stay and Play-Fawood Children's Centre

Fawood 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

NCT Harlesden Bumps and Babies

Roundwood Cafe
The group runs every week during term time it is a great way to get out and meet new people while on maternity leave. Free to attend- you can buy your own food/snacks and drinks at the venue. However donations to the NCT are welcome. Open to all (NCT members and non-members welcome). No need to book just turn up! Suitable for pregnant women and babies from birth to sitting. Website

Mother & Baby Yoga

Bridge 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

The city mission community project nursery

City 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

Active Start for Little Stars

Bridge 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
  1. About Harlesden

    Harlesden is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. Its main focal point is the Jubilee Clock which commemorates Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Harlesden has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture and unofficially named London's Reggae capital. The population includes people of Afro-Caribbean heritage, as well as Irish Catholic, Brazilian and smaller Portuguese and Colombian communities. Much of the housing is made up of Victorian terraces which have been attracting young professionals unable to afford similar properties in nearby Kensal Green and Queen's Park.

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