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Roundwood Park

Roundwood Park

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

Deli Beira

Deli Beira

Fabulous continental food served with a smile.

The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms

A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.

The Lexi Cinema

The Lexi Cinema

A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.

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!

Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe

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

Revital

Revital

I love the Revital health food store on Willesden's High Road. Stocks all my necessities.

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!

Sparkle O'Hara

Sparkle O'Hara

A fabulous vintage and new clothes store run by a lovely lady, selling beautiful jewellery too. Everything is sold at an amazing price!

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.

Habaneros

Habaneros

Amazing gourmet burgers from tame lemon and herb to those that like the heat on full blast! All meals are super reasonable in price, with fries and a drink included.

Little Wormwood Scrubs

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...

BEER + BURGER

BEER + BURGER

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

Sanzio

Sanzio

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

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 Willesden Green, Willesden, Kensal Green, Queen's Park, Brondesbury, North Acton, Park Royal, East Acton, Kilburn and Ladbroke Grove

"Now disused, Acton Lane Power Station was used in the filming of Aliens and Batman (1989)"

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

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Handsome period properties sit on tree-lined roads in Brondesbury Park...

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Wormwood Scrubs is the perfect spot for a game of football at the weekend.

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What locals say about Harlesden

  1. There are so many local shops for food, variety of vegetables, fish, meat etc .. Nice nearby parks, easy access and transport , not far from central london, nice restaurant

  2. Friendly neighbours. Entrepeneurial, creative, cosmopolitan community. Local independent shops but close to Kensington, Brent Cross and Westfield. Attractive Victorian and Edwardian houses with good sized gardens and lots of trees so quiet with good parks and open space. Good public transport links into Central London and overland rail to Euston, East London, South and West London. Close to North Circular and A40 so out into the countryside in under an hour.

  3. You can see the changes happening around you. The council now has £4 million, which are being spent on upgrading the public realm on Station Road and the centre of Harlesden,following consultation and work with local residents. And there are more and more local activities, and fun stuff going on. All good.

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Child-friendly activities near Harlesden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Harlesden

Harlesden is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. Its main focal point is the Jubilee Clock which commemorates Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Harlesden has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture and unofficially named London's Reggae capital. The population includes people of Afro-Caribbean heritage, as well as Irish Catholic, Brazilian and smaller Portuguese and Colombian communities. Much of the housing is made up of Victorian terraces which have been attracting young professionals unable to afford similar properties in nearby Kensal Green and Queen's Park.

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