A locals' guide to NW10
"Fantastic Victorian terraces and a vibrant cultural scene can be found in Harlesden..."Oliver Browne
"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
Where do NW10 locals go?
The best butchers in North West London. All the meat is free range and they sell the best steak you'll ever taste!
Submitted by Danielle
Everything from fireplaces to vintage travel trunks, amazing antiques to helping you tell the time...
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The Lexi Cinema
A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.
Submitted by Danielle
My favourite park to jog around, as the hills can be very challenging!
Submitted by Oliver
I love the Revital health food store on Willesden's High Road. Stocks all my necessities.
Submitted by Joseph
The Masons Arms
A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.
Submitted by James
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
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.
Submitted by Danielle
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!
Submitted by Keva
BEER + BURGER
Huge selection of beers and burgers opposite Willesden Green Underground Station.
Submitted by Joseph
Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.
Submitted by Willesden
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
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
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...
Submitted by Stuart
Why do you find NW10 a great place to live?
"Willesden Green is really hard to beat if you want to live in a secure, friendly environment with loads of great restaurants and shops. And it's just a 10 minute ride to Baker Street on the famed Jubilee Line."
"Willesden Green is safe, friendly and really well connected!"
"We have 3 parks, easy access to Overground, Jubilee, and Bakerloo lines, plus an amazing butcher."
"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"
"Beautiful park, close to transport links, wonderful neighbours and sense of community."
"I love the hip and youthful vibe that's creeping into the area - The Shop is great for quirky cocktails, and The Whippet Inn has a great range of lagers and ales. It's really easy to get into central London and has some great independent stores."
"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 t... more
"The people! So friendly. Beautifully cosmopolitan with old London charm – rarely seen these days."
"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. "
"The Lexi Cinema on Chamberlayne Road - a beautiful boutique cinema with a real community feel, which also donates all its profits to charity. It's staffed by local volunteers, sells great wine, and has one of the most eclectic programmes of any cinema in London! In the summer, they also do outdoor cinema in the local parks..."
What do you like about NW10?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near NW10
NCT Harlesden Bumps and BabiesRoundwood 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
Daniel's Den Toddler and Parent Group- StonebridgeSt 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
Little Beep Beeps MusicRoundwood 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
Stay and Play-Fawood Children's CentreFawood 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
Active Start for Little StarsBridge 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 YogaBridge 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
Parents and toddlers @ St. Marks ChurchSt. Marks Church,
Everyone is welcome however old or young your baby/toddler is. We provide a fun and safe place for your babies & children to play and an opportunity for mums and dads to play with their children, to meet other parents and to make new friends. There's a story time, refreshments for children and adults and singing as well as time to chat. Do come along. Website
NW10 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Willesden, Acton (part), Harlesden, Kensal Green, Neasden (part), Old Oak Common, Park Royal, Stonebridge, Brent Park and is covered by the Brent, Ealing, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham local authorities.
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