Willesden Green is a charming suburb set in the heart of North West London, with excellent transport links to the centre of London and many excellent educational establishments.
Nearby colleges and universities include:
- College of North West London
- Barnet and Southgate College (Colindale)
- Middlesex University (Hendon)
- ESCP Business School (West Hampstead)
- UCFB (Wembley Stadium)
- West London College
Many of these establishments cater to students who have finished school or college and offer an exciting range of night courses for part-time students.
While it is ideal for students to get to classes, does it tick the boxes regarding affordability and things to do?
Rental Costs in Willesden Green
Current average rents in Willesden Green are £808 per week for properties of all sizes. For Studio and one-bedroom flats, rents are between £314 and £335 per week, while two-bedroom properties are available for an average of £500 per week.
Other options for rentals include house or flat shares in Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs), which allow you to rent a room and communal spaces in a home or flat with other people. This will help you save on household bills since they will be shared between all occupants.
In addition, some homeowners let out spare rooms in their houses and allow access to kitchen and bathroom facilities for a lower rent than you’d pay for a total flat rental.
Council Tax for Band C properties in the London Borough of Brent is £1,613.40 in 2022-23, while rates for Band D properties are £1.815.07.
Meanwhile, the UK energy market volatility will see bills capped at £3,549 per year from 1st October 2022 or £3,608 per year for prepayment customers.
Great Transport Links
Willesden Green is very well-appointed for local bus and train services. Willesden Green has a station on the Jubilee line, while Willesden Junction and Harlesden stations on the London Overground and Bakerloo lines into central London are nearby.
These underground and overground lines link with education campuses in Wembley and West Hampstead.
In addition, several bus services run to destinations across West and North-West London, serving campuses in Hendon, Colindale, and Acton. (See the complete commuter guide in Willesden Green.)
Things to Do in Willesden Green
Willesden Green is an area with several excellent places to hang out if you’re looking for things to do on your doorstep.
Film fans will be entranced by the range of films at The Lexi, an independent volunteer-run cinema where profits go to charity in South Africa. As well as the latest big-screen blockbusters, The Lexi caters for more niche interests, with screenings of world cinema films, opera screenings and other special events.
Meanwhile, The Shop NW10 isn’t quite what you’d expect. Rather than a local convenience store, it’s arguably the coolest bar in the area, with cocktails served in a bar with a speakeasy feel, offering the perfect start to the weekend. (Check out the full “Things to Do Guide in Willesden Green”.)
Things To Do a Little Further Afield
People that enjoy shopping can head to Brent Cross, a short bus ride away, and enjoy shops such as John Lewis and Fenwick.
Meanwhile, sports and exercise fans can take advantage of the excellent facilities at Willesden Sports Centre, which includes a full-size running track. Local sports clubs in the area include Saracens Rugby Club, Middlesex County Cricket Club and Hendon Football Club.
Other easily reachable attractions include Hampstead Heath, the Parliament Hill Lido, Ealing Common, and Westfield at Shepherd’s Bush.
Looking for a student-friendly place to rent in Willesden Green?
If you’re thinking of moving to Willesden Green, do not hesitate and get in touch with our expert team today. We have over 25 years of experience helping renters of all sorts to find the perfect home in the area. Browse our available properties to rent or give us a call at 020 8459 2530 today.
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