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Lily King

Lily King

Such a lovely shop with the perfect selection of beautiful things. The ideal shop for gifts! Lovely atmosphere with the most helpful owner.

O'Farrell's

O'Farrell's

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

Acton Market

Acton Market

Run every week Weds/Thurs/Fri/Sat by local charity and social enterprise Action West London. This is an exciting market with a real community feel, reflecting Acton's diverse communities. Stalls are available to rent daily and currently include ethnic street foods, fresh fish, fashion, jewellery and bargain stalls .

Roundwood Park

Roundwood Park

Lovely trees and pretty gardens, keeps me sane in London.

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

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

Deli Beira

Deli Beira

Fabulous continental food served with a smile.

Huggle

Huggle

The best selection of baby brands, along with classes and a good cup of coffee!

Karmarama Café

Karmarama Café

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.

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

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

Putt in the Park

Putt in the Park

A really fun course for all ages and only £8pp.

Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe

Amazing Saturday lunch, great variety of dishes, polite staff.

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.

The Cedar

The Cedar

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

Wormwood Scrubs Park

Wormwood Scrubs Park

At the weekend it's like a little slice of the USA here in the UK! Amazing little league games played by loads of people and great food trucks selling hot dogs, pulled pork etc. A little bit of alternative relaxation in this busy bustling city of ours!

Basilico

Basilico

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Harlesden, Willesden, Park Royal, North Acton, Willesden Green, Kensal Green, Alperton, East Acton, Acton and Queen's Park

"The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a beautiful Hindu temple in Neasden. It is built out of 2,000 tonnes of Italian marble and 3,000 tonnes of Bulgarian limestone that were shipped to India to be carved and then brought back to England to be assembled in 26,000 pieces."

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

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Oliver Browne

With fantastic rail services from Acton, you can be in the heart of the West End in under 25 minutes!

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Jas Dhaliwal

West Hampstead offers a variety of stunning properties in grand mansion blocks.

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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

Daniel's Den Toddler and Parent Group-Wembley

Elsley Primary School,
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

Active Start for Little Stars

Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre
Active Start for Little Stars is an exciting new multi-sports programme for children under 5.Our sessions are lead by qualified and experienced coaches and PE staff and sports on rotation include football, basketball, netball, cricket, athletics, tag rugby and movement to music Website

Ballet Tots @ The Yard ( 2-3 years)

Gracelands Yard
Incorporating traditional ballet music and popular children's songs, these classes will develop your child's musicality, imagination, co-ordination & love of performance. Basic ballet technique is taught along with the use of props: pompoms, fairy wands, ribbons, tambourines, scarves & feathers! 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

The Ark in The Park

The Park Club
The Ark is divided into age appropriate rooms, with a specific area for programmed activities running alongside the daily crèche and day care. Camps include Multi-Sports, Tennis, Football, Cricket, SwimSplash, Athletics, Arts & Crafts, Drama, Rookie Life Saving (full week only) and more. Lunch is only included in full day bookings. For full details of the programme being run, please contact Patrick Fisher, Sports & Activities Manager, patf@theparkclub.co.uk or for Swim Camps, please contact Rob Clarke, rob@theparkclub.co.uk. Website

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