Willesden Green Area Guide

Willesden Green

Willesden Green Area Guide

This Willesden Green guide provides a swift overview of the area, including the best places to eat and drink, shop, study, its history, council tax rates and public transport connections to the rest of London.

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An overview of Willesden Green

Situated in the middle of Brent, surrounded by Dollis Hill, Neasden, Brondesbury Park, Cricklewood and Kilburn lies Willesden Green. Conveniently situated just 5 miles northwest of Charing Cross, Willesden Green has some fantastic local facilities including the newly redeveloped library, sports centre and the beautiful open spaces of Gladstone Park.

History of Willesden Green

Dating back as far 939 AD and originally meaning the “hill of the spring”, Willesden Green  was a place of pilgrimage from the 14th to 16th centuries due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until 1875 with a population of just 18,500.

After the the opening of the Metropolitan Railway station of Willesden Green in 1879, the population began to grow, most rapidly after World War I.

Willesden Green Property

From grand Victorian homes located in the quiet, tree-lined streets of the Mapesbury Conservation Area and 1930’s family homes in Dollis Hill with views over London and Gladstone Park, to Victorian maisonettes and conversions, there is a new home waiting for everyone.

Shopping, food and drink in Willesden Green

This vibrant area of North West London offers a variety of amenities along Walm Lane and the High Road, amongst which there is a selection of restaurants, pubs and bars.

Restaurants in the area offer a wide range of cuisines including Italian, Turkish, Iranian and Chinese to name a few! For healthy foods at Vicky’s to big eats at Beer & Burger, Willesden Green has it all.

There is also a good mix of cafes and local coffee shops.

There are plenty of independent shops, as well as larger chains. A variety of charity shops, off licenses, salons and barbers to suit all budgets ensures that Willesden Green has all the essentials you would need on your doorstep.

Parks in Willesden Green

Gladstone Park is the main park in Willesden Green, offering panoramic views over London. The park boasts numerous facilities and activities, including tennis courts and outdoor yoga classes.

When the sun is out, the park is full of runners, people walking their dogs and families relaxing. Underneath the park are Winston Churchill’s war bunkers, which are opened to the public once a year.

Available to residents within the Mapesbury Conservation Area, the Mapesbury Dell is a gold award winning park and local events for the community are hosted within it.

Emergency Services in Willesden Green

Willesden Green is in the Metropolitan Police Service force area; the local police station is situated on Salusbury Road in Queen’s Park.

There are two main doctor’s surgeries in the area, Willesden Green Surgery and Walm Lane Surgery, a number of medical drop-in centres are also located nearby.

Transportation in Willesden Green

Located in zone two of London, Willesden Green Underground station (Jubilee line) offers quick access in and out of Central London. For those not looking to hop on the tube, the 98 bus route will take you straight into the West End. The Jubilee line now has the night tube service running all night on Fridays and Saturdays.

Nurseries, schools and colleges in Willesden Green

Convent of Jesus and Mary RC infant School
St. Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School
Anson Primary School
Gladstone Park Primary School
Brondesbury College London
Malories Infant and Junior School
Mora Primary School
The College of North West London

Council tax rates in Willesden Green

The council tax rate in Willesden Green is set by Brent Council. The rate of council tax varies and is dependent on the following valuation bands:

London Borough of Brent 2016/17


Band A
Band B
Band C
Band D
Band E
Band F
Band G
Band H

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Willesden Green Summary

You can be in the West End within 15 minutes, London Bridge within 25 minutes and Canary Wharf in just over 30 minutes. It is perfect for commuters, and with beautiful parks and spaces such as Gladstone Park and the Mapesbury Dell, families love it too.

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