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Willesden and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Willesden and surrounding areas

"Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history."

Victoria Wellburn

"I can't think of a place with better transport links - you can be at Bond Street in only 13 minutes!"

Danielle Toland

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

Oliver Browne

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Where do Willesden and surrounding areas locals go?


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


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

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!

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.

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.

Gladstone Park

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

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.

Willesden Salvage

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

The Lexi Cinema

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

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!

Oxbridge Tuition

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


Delicious wood fired takeaway pizzas. They also have a delivery service.

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.


'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.

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"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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Baby Sensory classes-The Queensbury

The Queensbury in association with 'Busy Rascals
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. A Full Term is Ten consecutive weeks of Baby Sensory classes Website

Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School - Regents Park

Chelsea's Soccer Schools are a fantastic introduction to the game, our club and our unique coaching philosophies for boys and girls of all abilities aged between four and 13 years old. Website

Busy Rascals - Monkey Music classes for 3 mths-3yrs - Wednesdays

The Queensbury Pub
Monkey Music is at Willesden Green! Nurturing a Lifetime of Music Monkey Music is an Award winning pre-school music classes for children. Monkey Music has 20 years experience of providing entertaining classes that captivate both children and adults with a combination of catchy songs, activities, percussion instruments and props. 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

Aquababies in Willesden

Willesden Sport Centre
Aquakiddies/Babies swimming lessons, whilst teaching essential baby swimming skills, also strongly emphasise 'having fun' as we believe enjoyment to be vital for baby health. Our swimming lessons for toddlers and babies, which take place across London, West Sussex and the UK, are carefully designed and structured to allow for your baby's needs so that you and your baby enjoy the whole experience and experience the full benefits of baby swimming. Website

Busy Rascals at The Queensbury

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 Website

Mums corner

Al-Khoei Foundation
Mums are invited on Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30 to participate in our series of activities including yoga, marriage advice,healthy eating. Join us for coffee, tea and cake with other mums. Socialise, learn new skills and share experiences, while your children enjoy art workshop, listen to stories and play.
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