Vibrant eateries and excellent rail links in and out of central London
"Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history."Victoria Wellburn
"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
"Beautiful surroundings, flowering garden, book-share, coffee cart, artwork on display."Marie
Where do Cricklewood locals go?
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
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
Childs Hill Library
Caring staff that is always willing to help and has fantastic resources.
Submitted by J
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
BEER + BURGER
Huge selection of beers and burgers opposite Willesden Green Underground Station.
Submitted by Joseph
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
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 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
Great views of the local area & of London Town! Beautiful trees & great cafe at the top of the hill!
Submitted by Francesca
Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.
Submitted by Adele
The Alice House
Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!
Submitted by Thomas
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
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
Inspiring tuition for 5-14 year olds of all abilitiesExplore 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
Busy Rascals - Monkey Music classes for 3 mths-3yrs - WednesdaysThe 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
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
SlingbondingMy Fitness Boutique
Slingbonding classes are specially designed to maintain the physical and mental health of mums, or any caregiver. Slingbonding is unique because we offer not just a dance class but also a routine focussed on correct movement and posture. 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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