Brent Property Guide
Located in north-west London lies Brent, also known as the home to the country’s largest stadium - Wembley Stadium with a capacity of 90,000. Brent is considered an exceptionally diverse borough in England. From the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, to the iconic Wembley Stadium arch, Brent boasts multi-cultural landmarks.
It borders the boroughs of Harrow, Barnet, Camden right through to the City of Westminster as well as the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing to the south.
Wembley Arena has hosted some of the biggest names in music and sport and the Tricycle Theatre is a great place to see shows before they hit the West End. The Library at Willesden Green and Civic Centre in Wembley are leading examples of modern community hubs. Areas such as Kilburn, Wembley and Harlesden have also benefitted from significant investment, creating vibrant high streets and housing.
Things to do
Brent is huddled with lively bars and restaurants, as well as Insta-worthy attractions. The most famous and largest Hindu temple outside of India is the opulent architectural gem BAPS Shri Swaminarayan, commonly also known as Neasden Temple. The Temple was constructed using more than 5,000 tonnes of stone and marble originating from India, Bulgaria and Italy and is admired for its unique and exquisite workmanship. Entry is free and a must see if you haven’t already.
One of Brent’s best-kept secrets can be found tucked away behind a row of houses at Cricklewood’s Mapesbury Dell. This award-winning secret and magical garden features a pond packed with wildlife, a play area for children complete with a rustic wooden pirate ship along with picnic tables.
For a great shopping experience loaded with designer bargains, visit London Designer Outlet in Wembley where you can find over 50 designer outlets including H&M, Adidas, Superdry and many more. There is also a range of restaurants and cafes to enjoy during your shopping trip from Costa to Wagamama and Zizzi.
On Sundays, take a stroll through Queens Park Farmers Market which boasts over 40 stalls selling meat, coffee, eggs and more. A great opportunity to stock up on your fresh fruit and vegetables for the week.
Willesden Sports Centre is an ideal fitness and leisure community destination for children of all ages. Their facilities include 4 sports halls, steam room, sauna, a 25m and 12m swimming pool with a variety of swimming lessons, a modern and fully equipped fitness gym offering up to 74 group classes as well as an indoor 60m track and outdoor 400m track for casual use and sports events.
Vale Farm Sports Centre offers a selection of sport activities to accommodate active lifestyles. Facilities include an impressive state of the art 107 station gym with a range of fitness classes, two swimming pools that host award-winning swimming lessons, large sports hall to enjoy football, badminton, gymnastics and more. There is also a dance studio and health suite for relaxation.
Food and drink
Mexican: El Bandido, Wembley Central
Indian: Anjanaas, Kilburn
Italian: La Basque, Willesden
For kids: Boxpark, Wembley
Gastro-pub cuisine: The Queensbury, Willesden
Primary and secondary education
1. Brentfield Primary School
2. Braintcroft Primary School
3. Harlesden Primary School
4. Alperton Community School
5. Ark Academy
6. Capital City Academy
7. Claremont High School
Underground:Neasden, Dollis Hilll, Willesden Green (Jubilee line)
Overground: The closest overground stations include: Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Willesden Junction, Harlesden and West Hampstead Thameslink.
Bus Routes: Numerous buses travel through Brent including 92, 206, 224, 232 and 332.
Car: Brent is approached through 3 possible routes: A40, A501 A5 and A41 A406.