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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 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!

Deli Beira

Deli Beira

Fabulous continental food served with a smile.

Willesden Salvage

Willesden Salvage

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

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.

BEER + BURGER

BEER + BURGER

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

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.

Revital

Revital

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

Oxbridge Tuition

Oxbridge Tuition

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

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!

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.

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

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

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

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

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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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Danielle Edwards

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 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

Willesden Bumps and Babies (NCT)

The Queensbury Pub
Suitable for pregnant women and babies from birth to one year old. The group runs every week and is a great way to get out and meet new people while on maternity leave. A £1 donation to the NCT to attend and you can buy food/snacks and drinks at the venue. Website

Daniel's Den Toddler and Parent Group-Dollis Hill

Gladstone Park Primary School,
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

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

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Queensbury Deli
Relaxed and popular local meet-up in a café, for pregnant women (great for mat leave) and parents with babies. Website

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

Ballet Tots @ The Yard (3-5 years)

Gracelands Yard,
Incorporating traditional ballet music and popular children's songs, these classes will develop your child's musicality, imagination, co-ordination & love of performance. Basic ballet technique is taught along with the use of props: pompoms, fairy wands, ribbons, tambourines, scarves & feathers! 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

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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