Willesden is a residential area in North West London. Dollis Hill is to the North of Willesden Green, Kensal Rise is to the West and Cricklewood is to the East.
The Area in Depth
The large detached and semi-detached period properties often have off-street parking and large gardens, making them popular with families. There is also a good level of stock for period properties that have been converted into smaller flats, with demand coming from young professionals.
Paramount have been letting and selling property in Willesden for many years, enjoying it's diverse culture and zone two transport links.
Willesden Green history
As with many areas in Greater London, Willesden was a rural community until the arrival of the railway. In 1879 the Metropolitan Railway opened a station at Willesden Green and the population began to grow.
During World War II Willesden experienced damage to the area, but in the late eighties, local traders were given money to improve the High Street for local residents. Property for sale in Willesden Green is now in demand because of its close location to central London and the excellent transport links the area provides.
Willesden Green food and drink
There are a variety of places to eat and drink in Willesden Green, including the Queensbury, Kadiri’s and Garnish. The Queensbury is a modern Gastro pub/restaurant in Willesden Green. Their menu changes regularly and they also host local events.
Kadiri’s is a popular Indian restaurant on Willesden High Road. They are famous for their Biryani, which is served in a layer of basmati rice at the bottom and top.
Willesden Green shopping
Queens Parade, Willesden Lane, is being revived and improved with a number of pop-up shops. Businesses, projects and individuals take residence in vacant units and popular shops on the parade include Jardins D’EDEN (Hand-made natural bath & beauty products), Roses & String (Locally crafted gifts & accessories) and Vintage Green (Vintage fashion, photography & upcycled clothing).
Willesden High Road has a large Sainsbury’s and many small cafes and restaurants serving varied world cuisine. The high road is also home to a number of smaller independent shops and the celebrated Willesden Library.
Willesden Green outdoor space
Gladstone Park is the main green space in Willesden Green. There are a number of sports facilities, including football pitches, Gaelic football pitch, cricket pitch, netballs courts, a rugby pitch and tennis courts. General facilities include a duck pond, art gallery, a children’s playground and café.
There are a number of gyms in the area and the Willesden Sports Centre is also popular. It has an outdoor running track, swimming pool and gym.