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Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

Great views of the local area & of London Town! Beautiful trees & great cafe at the top of the hill!



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



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.



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

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!

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.

Bonoo Indian Tapas

Bonoo Indian Tapas

A West End style Restaurant, with a relaxed style serving high quality small plates of Indian Food. Amazing atmosphere always buzzing.

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.

Mapesbury Dell

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!

Childs Hill Library

Childs Hill Library

Caring staff that is always willing to help and has fantastic resources.

Oxbridge Tuition

Oxbridge Tuition

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

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.

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

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

Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Plenty of shops and restaurants that can't be found anywhere else in Hendon.

Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Cricklewood, Willesden, Willesden Green, Kilburn, Child's Hill, Golders Green, Brondesbury, Hendon, Temple Fortune and Harlesden

"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."

Beautiful surroundings, flowering garden, book-share, coffee cart, artwork on display.


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!

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What locals say about NW2

  1. It’s a super friendly neighbourhood from the shop keepers to our lovely neighbours on our road!

  2. Great community and wonderful volunteers making Cricklewood a great place to be.

  3. I love Child's Hill - can cycle, walk or drive anywhere in minutes. It's classy and low key and has some fabulous greenery or its doorstep.

  4. I love Child's Hill because I am a student who has come from America to study in London. I am housed over in central London but I work over here at Childs Hill Library. I instantly loved this area when I first walked to my internship. It is so different from the bustle of the city and I find it peaceful out here especially when going to the library. Everyone is so nice and I am grateful to be a part of their team. I hope everyone goes out there at least once to visit.

  5. Firstly, Gladstone Park offers much-needed relief from the stresses of Central London. Getting home (in approx. 18 mins) on the tube and taking a walk up on the hills keeps me balanced in mind, body and spirit. It's a proper neighbourhood. We look out for each other. If someone's dog is locked out, we take him/her back home. Last week, my son was visiting, stood on the front balcony and my neighbour rushed out wanting to know who was there. Another neighbour cut down my hedge because he I saw I was struggling with its height. People are friendly, the Jubilee line gets me in and out of inner London quickly, the park is fantastic and the uniquely painted Edwardian houses are gems to admire as I walk through.

  6. I love the restaurants, the parks and the many pubs and bars. But above all, I love the people.

  7. Dollis Hill is a quiet, residential but vibrant area with cafes, pubs and restaurants that haven't been spoilt and retain their old-day charm and simplicity. There is also Gladstone Park that is a hidden gem and one of the largest parks in the area, with amazing outdoor sports facilities, pond, trails and a café.

  8. Dollis Hill is a friendly and safe neighbourhood with a large park with sports groups, playing fields, cafes and a beautiful walled rose garden. The little high street near Dollis Hill Station has all you need (apart from a butchers) - greengrocer, pharmacy, Portuguese restaurant, newsagent, off-licence, convenience store and garage. A small bit of council investment could make a big difference, as it has a lovely, almost village feel.

  9. I love Cricklewood because it is convenient for everything. It's multicultural and there are new and upcoming restaurants.

  10. Gladstone Park is a joggers paradise.

  11. I love the ability to walk around in a quiet green neighborhood, past period houses with friendly families and to the local Tennis club. And yet, only a few minutes walk from the bustling Hampstead villages and West End Lane's great transportation links.

  12. Green space, period architecture, safe neighbourhood and quick underground link to the city.

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Child-friendly activities near NW2

St Mary & St Andrew's Catholic Church Toddler Club

St Mary & Andrews Catholic Church
The emphasis is on informality, with a good selection of toys and equipment for the children, and refreshments for everybody. An average of 12 - 20 people turn up each week. Despite the name, the group is not limited to mothers and indeed over the years has welcomed dads, aunties, grandparents, childminders and big sisters, to name a few. New faces are always welcome - just turn up. Website

The Da Capo Music Foundation

St 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

NCT Bumps and Babies NW2

Busy 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

Busy Rascals at The Queensbury

The Queensbury Pub
Busy Rascals provide a baby and child friendly environment where parents in NW2, NW10 and in local areas can meet, socialise and participate in various activities with their little ones. Monday to Friday and one Saturday per month between 9.30am-11.30am Website

Busy Rascals - Monkey Music classes for 3 mths-3yrs - Wednesdays

The 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

Baby Sensory Saturday classes at Busy Rascals at The Queensbury

The Queensbury Pub
Baby Sensory's award winning classes provide hundreds of activities that are fun for babies from birth to 13 months. Our baby classes include baby activities ranging from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells Classes are every second Saturday of the month Website

Busy Rascals - Thursdays Little Beep Beep Music Classes for 0-3 yrs

The Queensbury Pub
The Music Project runs music sessions for pre-school children, autistic and disabled children, adults with learning difficulties, the elderly and those suffering from altzheimers and dementia. Most of their sessions incorporate well-known songs and rhymes, musical instruments, brightly coloured fabrics, bubbles and parachute play. Website

About NW2

NW2 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Cricklewood, Willesden (part), Neasden (part), Dollis Hill, Childs Hill (most of) and is covered by the Barnet, Brent and Camden local authorities.

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