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Childs Hill Library

Childs Hill Library

Caring staff that is always willing to help and has fantastic resources.

Bonoo Indian Tapas

Bonoo Indian Tapas

A West End style Restaurant, with a relaxed style serving high quality small plates of Indian Food. Amazing atmosphere always buzzing.

Pita

Pita

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

The Alice House

The Alice House

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

The Cedar

The Cedar

The Cedar, West End Lane was voted the best takeaway restaurant in the UK in 2014 by Hungry House!

Sanzio

Sanzio

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

Small & Beautiful

Small & Beautiful

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

BEER + BURGER

BEER + BURGER

Huge selection of beers and burgers opposite Willesden Green Underground Station.

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

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

SoYo

SoYo

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

Oxbridge Tuition

Oxbridge Tuition

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

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.

Mapesbury Dell

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!

Pizaza

Pizaza

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

The Queensbury

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.

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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

"Beneath a leafy residential part of Neasden lies Winston Churchill's underground bunker built during the Second World War. Totally bombproof, it is made up of 37 rooms, including a map room and a cabinet room."

Beautiful surroundings, flowering garden, book-share, coffee cart, artwork on display.

Marie

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...

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James Grunshaw

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

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What locals say about Cricklewood

  1. It’s a super friendly neighbourhood from the shop keepers to our lovely neighbours on our road!

  2. Great community and wonderful volunteers making Cricklewood a great place to be.

  3. I love the restaurants, the parks and the many pubs and bars. But above all, I love the people.

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

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Child-friendly activities near Cricklewood

Inspiring tuition for 5-14 year olds of all abilities

Explore Learning
Children become members and attend twice a week for sessions lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. At Explore, every child has their own programme of work which adapts to their own unique strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that children are stretched and challenged in exactly the right areas - whether they are finding school tricky or top of the class. 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

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

Acting, Story, Dance and Imagination - Tiny Glee!

West Hampstead Community Centre
All singing, dancing, tiny toddler class. An introduction to the performing arts, with the difference of a different story each week to get their imagination going and give them a chance to rest their arms and legs in class! Website

NCT Bumps and Babies NW2

Busy Rascals
Relaxed and popular local meet-up, for pregnant women (great for mat leave) and parents with babies. The group is run by volunteers from North West London NCT, all are welcome (members/non-member alike). Website

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

Tiny Music, Movement & Imagination

West Hampstead Community Centre
All singing, dancing, tiny toddler class. An introduction to the performing arts, with the difference of a different story each week to get their imagination going and give them a chance to rest their arms and legs in class! (Kids must be walking, or parent/guardian must participate with child) Website

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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