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Willesden and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Willesden and surrounding areas

"Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history."

Victoria Wellburn

"Kilburn Station's Jubilee line service is a speedy way to get into town and Canary Wharf."

Danielle Toland

"I can't think of a place with better transport links - you can be at Bond Street in only 13 minutes!"

Danielle Toland

What is your favourite place?

Where do Willesden and surrounding areas locals go?

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!

Willesden Salvage

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


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.

Deli Beira

Fabulous continental food served with a smile.


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

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.

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!

Oxbridge Tuition

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

Kilburn Ironworks

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


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

The Cocoa Exchange

Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

The Gallery

A great bar ideal for after work drinks and a good place to take a date!


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


Kosher restaurant serving a fantastic range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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"In 2001, after 10 years of reported sightings, a lynx was captured in Cricklewood. She had become known as the "Beast of Barnet" and was rehomed in London Zoo."

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Busy Rascals

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 (time depends on class times so please check each day's timetable for specific times) Website

Busy Rascals at The Queensbury - BABY SENSORY Friday classes

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 Website

Hope Children Centre

Hope Children Centre
The centre is open for stay & play morning session on wednesday and thursday between 10-12. Registration needed to join the centre. The staff welcomes friendly and assists parents/carers in many ways. Kids can use different toys and books, and they have also access to the garden in sunny days. 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

Baby Sensory classes-The Queensbury

The Queensbury in association with 'Busy Rascals
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. A Full Term is Ten consecutive weeks of Baby Sensory classes Website

Three Trees Baby & Toddler Group

Three Trees Children's Centre
Come along and experience some of the activities that we offer.Monday:Tumble Jumble Soft Play 1-3pm.Tuesday:Child-minders Drop in 10am-12pm,Stay & Play with Nutritionist Drop in 1-3pm

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
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