Local Area Guides
We’ve put together a range of guides to the areas of North West London that we cover with our sales and lettings services. Our aim is to give you a little insight into what it’s like to live in the area. They will provide you with details on the local area including things like property prices, transportation links, things to do and local amenities that serve the area.
With currently five comprehensive area guides available on our site, you’ll learn what you need to know about your chosen area, to help you come to a decision on whether it’s the right location for your new home or your next buy-to-let property.
To find out more read the snippets below or indeed go ahead and read the full and comprehensive guides.
Willesden / Willesden Green is a spirited little community in the corner of North West London mainly encompassing the postcodes NW10 and NW2 in the London Borough of Brent. This up-and-coming spot is now a real hit with young professionals and families moving in from neighbouring Hampstead, Notting Hill and Maida Vale. Tree lined streets and excellent transport links make this an attractive area to buy and rent.
Transport links include Willesden Green and Kilburn tube stations which are both on the Jubilee Line (Zone 2) and have fast direct connections to Green Park, Waterloo and Canary Wharf.
Malores School caters to both infants and juniors, in addition to being incredibly popular, drawing families from all over west London to live in its catchment area.
Willesden Green is fast seeing a growth of trendy cafes and restaurants close to Willesden Green Station and down the High Road.
Neasden once named ‘the loneliest village in London’ is a multi-cultural and diverse area in the London Borough of Brent bordering Cricklewood, Brent Cross and Wembley. One of the area’s most eye-catching sights is the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan London Mandir, the largest Hindu temple outside of India, but Neasden was also the site for the first drive-through McDonald’s in 1988 and the first UK IKEA store, opened in the 1990s.
Transport links include Neasden tube station (Zone 3) based on the Jubilee Line and nearby Harlesden Overground station (National Rail), with road links throughout London via the North Circular Road which is a dominant feature of Neasden.
The most notable schools in the area include St Marys CofE Primary School and The Swaminarayan School.
Dollis Hill borders Gladstone Park and neighbours Willesden Green and Cricklewood. Dollis Hill shares the excellent transport links of its neighbouring areas and being on a hill, as its name implies, has great views across Harrow and Ealing. Properties in this Brent neighbourhood are mainly Edwardian on tree lined streets with a mixed suburban and urban feel to the area.
Transport wise Dollis Hill Station is positioned in Zone 3 on the Jubilee line and offers varied transport links into central London.
Kensal Rise is located on the southern edge of the London Borough of Brent. It offers a vibrant feeling of diversity, attracting young professionals and young families alike.
Kensal Rise / Kensal Green offers great transports links with the number 6 bus direct to Oxford Street. Kensal Green tube station (zone 2 – Bakerloo line) is just 12 minutes to central London and Kensal Rise overground station just three stops away from Hampstead Heath.
Harlesden is celebrated for its culturally rich heritage. The area has a prominent high street with extensive shopping facilities and a busy town centre compromising of mainly independent shops that serve the community feel.
Harlesden offers a new Crossrail train station at Old Oak which will become an important transport hub with an interchange with High Speed 2 in 2026 and possible new links with the overground and tube. There are currently two overground tube stations and the Jubilee and Bakerloo lines are within walking distance. Numerous bus routes in the area make commuting into central London quick and simple.
Kilburn is bordered by Maida Vale in the South, Cricklewood in the North, West Hampstead on the right and Queens Park, Kensal Rise and Brondesbury on the left.
Transport links include prominent bus links via Kilburn High Road and tube links via Kilburn and St Johns Wood tube stations (Jubilee line – Zone 2)
Kilburn is a popular area for young professionals renting due the close vicinity to central London and also to young families who are moving to the area from other neighbourhoods.
Queens Park has very diverse and multicultural roots. This is reflected in the many specialist shops and businesses located in the vicinity including many international supermarkets and delis. Queens Park has two major high streets which are Salisbury Road to the East and Chamberlyne Road to the west, both with a great choice of independent shops.
Queens Park, covering 30 acres of land is at the heart of the neighbourhood and has been awarded Green Flag status for 17 years in a row for its facilities and use of space, which includes tennis courts, pitch and putt course and a children’s playground.
Great transport links makes this an ideal area to move to with Queens Park and Kensal Green tube stations serving the Bakerloo link and Kilburn High Road on the overground line.