Wembley Park is a celebration of London’s diversity. The area may be better known for its national sporting landmark, but it is the thriving multicultural heart of the community that appeals to locals. Restaurants offer an impressive array of Asian, African and European culinary delights and a weekly food market makes Wembley Park a foodie paradise.
The area has seen many big-ticket investment projects recently, bringing many people back to the area. The strong transport links to the city centre have brought more young professionals to Wembley Park, which had led to an influx of plush night-time hangouts and dining options.
The diversity of Wembley Park also applies to its property market. The area has a mix of everything from 1-bedroom flats, to terraced housing and modern 6-bedroom detached properties. Newer developments in the newly constructed North-West Village, offer modern contemporary one, two or three-bedroom apartments. There are charming semi-detached properties from the 1930s in the area around King Edward VII Park, and larger detached properties in the area north of the A4088.
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Residents in Wembley Park have access to many excellent primary schools. St Christopher’s on Wembley Park Drive is a popular independent school for pupils aged between 4 and 11, as is Buxlow Prepatory School. Wembley Primary School is also a solid choice, they received a ‘Good’ rating from OFSTED in 2011. Chalk hill Primary School also retained their Good rating in 2016 under the guidance of Headteacher Rose Ashton.
Secondary schooling in the area is some of the best in the Brent borough. Ark Academy is an ‘Outstanding’ primary and secondary school, catering for children from 3 to 18 years-old. The school is relatively new, opening the primary school in 2008 and adding the secondary section in 2012 and is a major draw for the area. Michaela Community School accepts children from 11 to 18 and received an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED inspection in 2017.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill French school is also gaining in popularity and has subsequently attracted more parents re-locating to the area to rent and to buy property in this locality.
Wembley Park has some of the largest regeneration projects occurring in the whole of the country. The area around the stadium and the centre of Wembley Park is set to grow with the construction of around 11,500 new homes, which will create 10,000 new jobs in the area, 8,500 of which will be permanent. The development project will include 5,000 private rented homes, social housing, a GP surgery, a new school and several shops and restaurants. It is the first of its kind in the UK. The project has already received planning permission and the first 3,000 homes are already under construction.
In the 18th century, Wembley Park was a collection of farmland owned by the Page family. In 1881 the estate was sold to the Metropolitan Railway Company, who constructed Wembley Park station in 1894, and the area quickly developed.
In 1924, Wembley Park hosted the British Empire Exhibition and the roads were widened, a better drainage system installed and the suburban development of the area increased to handle an influx of visitors to the area. The exhibition included the construction of Empire Stadium, which would later become Wembley Stadium. In the wake of the exhibition, the large buildings were converted for use in industry and the area underwent rapid economic growth.
It is hard to beat Wembley Park for transport connections. The area is served by both the Jubilee and the Metropolitan lines and can take commuters to Canary Wharf in 32 minutes, Baker street in around 12 and Bond street in 19 minutes. A short walk to nearby Wembley Central also allows commuters to connect with the Bakerloo line and the Chiltern Railway service.
For some of the best views in the capital, Sky Bar 9 offers a night time cocktail or lunchtime tea with an impressive view of both the heart of central London and the surrounding countryside. Also, inside the new London Designer Outlet, is the Lost Rivers Bar and Kitchen. They offer a wide selection of national and international beers and tasty burgers.
Eating out in Wembley Park isn’t complete without a trip to the food market in Market Square. The food, like the area, is a diverse accumulation of international cuisine including curries, falafels and pies. For a light-bit, you can do no better than the Lounge Café on Chalk Hill Road. The food is well-presented, reasonably priced and will leave you completely satisfied.
The Yellow Pavilion is the beating heart of Wembley Park. The community space hosts more than twenty classes and activities a week, from sport to guided meditation, to jewellery making and creative writing. The Brent Reservoir and Welsh Harp Open Space offer some excellent walking trails and bird watching locations and for a taste of something different, head to the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple to marvel at the spectacular architecture and explore inside.