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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.

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.

Sanzio

Sanzio

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

Revital

Revital

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

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.

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!

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.

BEER + BURGER

BEER + BURGER

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

Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe

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

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.

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!

Oxbridge Tuition

Oxbridge Tuition

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

Peppermint

Peppermint

This cafe has the best coffee I've ever tasted in this area. Their decor is wonderful and the food is fresh and tastes extraordinary.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Willesden, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Brondesbury, Queen's Park, Kilburn, Cricklewood, West Hampstead, South Hampstead and Ladbroke Grove

"The name Kensal Green is derived from "place by the king's wood", and remained largely farming land all the way up until the mid 1800s."

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

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Oliver Browne

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

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

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What locals say about Willesden Green

  1. 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.

  2. Willesden Green is safe, friendly and really well connected!

  3. We have 3 parks, easy access to Overground, Jubilee, and Bakerloo lines, plus an amazing butcher.

  4. Beautiful park, close to transport links, wonderful neighbours and sense of community.

  5. The people! So friendly. Beautifully cosmopolitan with old London charm – rarely seen these days.

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Child-friendly activities near Willesden Green

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

Viva! Sing Spanish @ The Yard

Gracelands Yard,
From birth, infants make no distinction between music, language, singing and speech. Children can imitate the rhythm of a language long before saying the words. Young children often reproduce other languages with perfect pronunciation. Listening to music in a foreign language is a fantastic way of learning single words and phrases in context. Website

Family Support-Stay and Play

Treetops Children's Centre
Our small but dedicated team of Family Support Workers are available to offer help, advice and support on all aspects of family life. Website

Busy Rascals -Diddi Dance class -Mondays & 2nd Saturday of the Month

The Queensbury Pub
At Diddi Dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. Using various dancing games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs your little one not only improves their rhythm and coordination but also social and gross motor skills. Website

Milestones baby massage & Yoga

Gracelands yard
Baby massage and yoga course, learn to communicate with your baby through the power of touch, suitable for babies 6 weeks to 6 months, everything for the course is provided. Come along, make some new friends and have fun learning a new skill with your little one. 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

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 Willesden Green

Willesden is an area in North West London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) north west of Charing Cross. The area has strong links to Ireland, as well as a large Afro-Caribbean community. Willesden has recently been rejuvenated into a thriving suburb of London. The area is mostly in the NW10 postcode district, but partly also falls on the NW2 postcode district. Dollis Hill is also sometimes referred as being part of Willesden.

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