Vibrant eateries and excellent rail links in and out of central London
"Beautiful surroundings, flowering garden, book-share, coffee cart, artwork on display."Marie
"Cricklewood is the area where West Hampstead, Willesden Green and Kilburn collide! Full of quirky independent cafes, shops and eateries with a huge variety of cultures all around. An up and coming area with huge regeneration plans which will make it the next big thing and the place to be!"Lauren Clarke
"Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history."Victoria Wellburn
Where do Cricklewood locals go?
Childs Hill Library
Caring staff that is always willing to help and has fantastic resources.
Submitted by J
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.
Submitted by Nia
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!
Submitted by Oliver
Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.
Submitted by Willesden
Bonoo Indian Tapas
A West End style Restaurant, with a relaxed style serving high quality small plates of Indian Food. Amazing atmosphere always buzzing.
Submitted by Mez
The Cedar, West End Lane was voted the best takeaway restaurant in the UK in 2014 by Hungry House!
Submitted by Sibte
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.
Submitted by Geh
A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.
Submitted by Itzhak
A fabulous vintage and new clothes store run by a lovely lady, selling beautiful jewellery too. Everything is sold at an amazing price!
Submitted by Maire
The Alice House
Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!
Submitted by Thomas
Great views of the local area & of London Town! Beautiful trees & great cafe at the top of the hill!
Submitted by Francesca
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
One of the best chicken and lamb shawarmas in Golders Green and probably the most popular lunch takeaway in the whole area!
Submitted by Nick
Why do you find Cricklewood a great place to live?
"It’s a super friendly neighbourhood from the shop keepers to our lovely neighbours on our road!"
"Great community and wonderful volunteers making Cricklewood a great place to be. "
"I love the restaurants, the parks and the many pubs and bars. But above all, I love the people."
"I love Cricklewood because it is convenient for everything. It's multicultural and there are new and upcoming restaurants."
What do you like about Cricklewood?
Did you know?
"Between 1943 and 1944 The Colossus Computer was built in the Dollis Hill Post Office Research Station. It was famously used to crack the codes of the German built Enigma machine in World War II."
Child-friendly activities near Cricklewood
The Da Capo Music FoundationSt 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
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
NCT Bumps and Babies NW2Busy 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
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
Hope Children CentreHope 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
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
Willesden Bumps and Babies (NCT)The Queensbury Pub
Suitable for pregnant women and babies from birth to one year old. The group runs every week and is a great way to get out and meet new people while on maternity leave. A £1 donation to the NCT to attend and you can buy food/snacks and drinks at the venue. Website
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 â€œpleasure gardensâ€. 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Child's Hill
- Golders Green
- West Hampstead
- Temple Fortune
- Hampstead Garden Suburb
- Willesden Green
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