Neasden and Dollis Hill & Dollis Hill Area Guide
There are many parts of London that are regenerating - the multicultural area comprising Neasden and Dollis Hill being one of them. Just under a 20 minute walk away from each other Neasden and Dollis Hill have a lot to offer including plenty of green space nearby in Gladstone Park and Neasden Recreation Ground – not to mention the fact that Wembley Stadium is just down the road. As the Neasden underground station sits in between both towns, and Dollis Hill has its own Jubilee Line station between Willesden Green and Neasden, they each have easy access to Central London too, at just 17 minutes from Neasden to Green Park, Mayfair directly on the Jubilee line. Investments continue to improve the towns, both for visitors and those looking to buy property. While property prices in Central London continue to soar, Neasden and Dollis Hill remain relatively affordable.
Average property prices
The average property price in Neasden has risen steadily over the past 15 years, however still sitting around 23.5% below the London average property price.
Dollis Hill, meanwhile, has a higher average property price – making it almost bang on the London average. Both of these averages indicate that prices will continue to rise, and that now is the ideal time for people to purchase property in these areas.
Average rental prices
While the average rental price in Neasden (£305 per week) is a whopping 56.3 per cent below that in the rest of the city (£698pw), things are quite different just down the road in Dollis Hill. The average rental price is higher at 10.2 per cent more than Neasden. When talking about average rent, though, it’s worth noting that the figure can be skewed if there are some very large, very expensive properties for rent in the area likewise for less desirable properties these can be found at lower rental values. Taking this into account, it is anywhere between £320 - £420 per week to rent a two-bedroom home in Dollis Hill, which is far more reasonable. Dollis Hill might be a more affluent and sought-after area, but Neasden is quickly catching up.
Both Neasden and Dollis Hill are quiet and peaceful when compared with areas of Central London, and yet they’re still so close to the buzz of the big city. The areas are both well connected with their own tube stations, Neasden and Dollis Hill are on the Jubilee line and have access to some of London’s busiest train stations including: Stratford (Zone3) Canary Wharf (Zone 2) Canada Water (Zone 2) London Bridge (Zone 1) and Waterloo (Zone 1)
Bus routes and taxi services are also widely available in both Neasden and Dollis Hill.
Schools in Neasden and Dollis Hill
The amount of education establishments in Neasden is fantastic, making it a fantastic place to live for any young family. There are 19 primary schools in the NW10 postcode alone, as well as four secondary schools – all of which also include sixth form. Throw in the College of North West London and there are five colleges and sixth form schools overall. Nearby in Dollis Hill and the NW2 postcode, there are also plenty of schools to choose from. There are seven primary schools, and five secondary schools (all of which are split by gender) which also include college and sixth form facilities.
Eating and drinking
Neasden and Dollis Hill have long been areas that visitors to Wembley Stadium would stop by for some food and drink before an event, predominantly due to their low prices in comparison to those nearer the stadium. However, the lower prices do not mean lower standard. The Shayona Indian restaurant in Neasden is fantastic, and the fact that it is situated in the car park of the breath taking Swaminarayan Temple makes it even better. Timeout Magazine once named the temple one of the ‘Seven wonders of London’, and there are plenty of pubs in the region, too. Meanwhile, nearer Dollis Hill, you’ll find excellent Chinese food at the Wing Tai Restaurant, and excellent Portuguese cuisine at Mano’s Grill. Tony’s Bar is a nice place to stop for a drink or watch some live music in the evenings, and there are also Japanese, Turkish and Caribbean eateries nearby.
Leisure and shopping
When it comes to staying active, there are plenty of places to get the blood flowing around Neasden and Dollis Hill. The Wembley Sailing Club is within walking distance, as are both the Gladstone Sports and Fitness Club and the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre. If it’s retail therapy you want, Neasden and Dollis Hill residents have a few options, they can travel a few stops Northbound on the Jubilee Line to Wembley which now houses The London Designer Outlet, or travel 17 minutes into the west end if they want to find the high street shops. However, this is one of the reasons that these areas are great places to live; they remain quiet, yet have plenty of local supermarkets and smaller shops, but also offer easy access to Oxford Street, Camden Market and more.