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Harlesden and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Harlesden and surrounding areas

"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

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

Oliver Browne

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Where do Harlesden and surrounding areas locals go?

Willesden Salvage

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

Yo Yo Kitchen

The best sushi takeaway in Ealing!

Deli Beira

Fabulous continental food served with a smile.


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.

Oxbridge Tuition

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

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 Salusbury Winestore

Sit down with a glass of red, white or rosé and read the brand new book you bought from the local book store.

Hanger Hill Park Pitch & Putt

This pitch and putt course in Hanger Hill Park has views of Wembley Stadium. It's so peaceful and you can have a nice walk around the park afterwards.

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...

Hanger Hill Park

A great day out in the sun and a there's big pitch and putt course too!

Cafe Paolo

A family run café that even has a loyalty offer of buy 8 breakfasts and get 1 free! An extremely friendly father and son team who make you feel welcome in the local area.


'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!


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

The Wet Fish Cafe

One of the most highly recommended restaurants in West Hampstead - comfort food and jazz.

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Child-friendly activities near Harlesden and surrounding areas

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

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

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

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

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

Milo Baby - Greek Playgroup for 0-3 Years

Gracelands Yard
A Greek playgroup for Greek parents and their babies and children aged from 0-3 years. Non-Greek partners are also welcome. Learn nursery rhymes, enjoy dancing, games and other activities - all in Greek! The class takes place every second Saturday here at Gracelands Yard. 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
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