harlesden, north kensington & willesden green

Willesden Green NW2 NW6 Underground Station
 
Harlesden, NW10


HARLESDEN

A rural village until the mid-19th century, Harlesden is now celebrated for its culturally rich heritage with large Irish and Caribbean communities. Well-known residents include the boxer Audley Harrison and the broadcaster Louis Theroux.

Harlesden is within walking distance of numerous green spaces, such as Fryent Country Park and Gladstone Park, and the Victorian terraced houses and former railway cottages make this vibrant, up-and-coming neighbourhood ideal for families. The ongoing regeneration of the town centre is also attracting many young professionals.

Harlesden is well connected and located just six miles from central London. It's close proximity to Old Oak Common - the site of the new Crossrail train station - gives the area avery bright future. The area is well-serviced by the Harlesden and Willesden Junction overground stations.

The pretty tree-lines streets of the area contain mostly Victorian and Edwardian terraces, purpose-built flats and Twenties houses.

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Willesden Green NW2 NW6


WILLESDEN GREEN, NW2 & NW6

The hamlet of ‘Willesdune’, meaning ‘Hill of the Spring’, dates back to 939 AD. Its architecture is now primarily Edwardian and 1930s in style, and attracts young professionals as well as families. Willesden Green was the setting for Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth and the inspiration for pop songs by The Kinks and The Clash.

A widely diverse area, Willesden Green, located to the west of Cricklewood, is popular with a range of homebuyers and renters, including young professionals priced out of more affluent areas such as Notting Hill.

The high street is packed with shops, cafes and pubs, but the nearbygreen spaces, including Gladestone Park, arethe area’s greatest attractions. The other notable park is Roundwood Park, which often holds fairs. Willesden is also home to a large library and one of London’s largest cycling clubs.

There are many housing options to choose from in Willesden Green, with plenty of large Victorian terraces and 1930’s semi-detached houses, as well as managed apartments for professionals – both new build and newly refurbished.

The nearest Tube stations, Willesden Green (Zone 2) and Dollis Hill (Zone 3), are served by the Jubilee Line, while there are a number of buses out of Willesden Green travelling in different directions across London.

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NORTH KENSINGTON

Situated between the Harrow Road and Notting Hill Gate, North Kensington is one of the most photogenic neighbourhoods in London; the world-famous Portobello Road Market featured as the highpoint in the film Notting Hill.

Exclusive and cosmopolitan, North Kensington’s illustrious residents include Nigel Havers and Harry Enfield. Its architectural diversity is displayed in its elegant squares, chic mews houses and magnificent Georgian mansions.

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