Is Colindale made for you? Our guide of the area

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People walking on the riversides in London

Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Colindale is a district in the London Borough of Barnet; its main shopping street on the A5 forming the borough boundary with neighbouring Brent. Colindale is a suburban area, and in recent years has had many new apartments built. It is also the location of the 1960s–1970s Grahame Park housing estate, built on former parts of Hendon Aerodrome. It is situated about eight miles northwest of Charing Cross, directly northwest of Hendon, to the south of Edgware and east of Queensbury. “

In the city of Colindale, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Colindale? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Colindale to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Colindale, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

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What kind of restaurants are there?

Colindale is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Colindale.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jakarta 7 Sheaveshill Avenue, London 4.3 407
Pukka Pizza Edgware 259 Edgware Road, London 4.3 236
Sam’s Chicken 177 Edgware Road, London 4.3 98
Frankie’s Cafè Edgware Road, London 4.3 653
U K Favourite Pizza 6 Varley Parade, London 4.3 159
Premier Inn London Hendon (The Hyde) hotel Hyde House, London 4.3 1017
JM Oriental . Kitchen & Dim Sum 28 Heritage Avenue, London 4.3 489
KFC Colindale – The Hyde The Hyde, 9 Edgware Road Colindale, London 4.3 1529
Golden Dragon (Colindale) 399 Edgware Road, London 4.3 995
Very Duck at Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall F13 Unit C (First Floor, 399 Edgware Road, London 4.3 23
Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall 399 Edgware Road, London 4.3 8437
Little Thai Silk at Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall F12 Unit C (First Floor), 399 Edgware Road, Kingsbury, London 4.3 34
Bilash Indian Restaurant 1 Varley Parade, London 4.3 90
Uncle Chilli F31 Unit C (First Floor, 399 Edgware Road, London 4.3 38
Four Seasons at Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall First Floor, F16 – F17 Unit C, 399 Edgware Road, London 4.3 51
New Jersey Chicken 203 Edgware Road, London 4.3 194
Cafe Anglais Sheaveshill Avenue, London 4.3 745
Awesome Fish and Chips & Caribbean Food – Under New Management 18 Varley Parade, Edgware Road, London 4.3 93
Royal Foods & Wines 197 Edgware Road, London 4.3 27
Sambal Express & Bakery Colindale 191 Edgware Road, London 4.3 193

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Colindale through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) 9 Boulevard Drive, London 4.4 7

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Colindale

In Colindale, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246


As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Colindale has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Beaufort 2 Heritage Avenue Colindale NW9 5AA Newly created (April 2008), upmarket Wells and Young’s pub/diner on the site of former RAF camp near RAF Museum. Mixture of traditional and contemporary styled areas, patio at front and side. Function room available. Food served 11.30-10 Mon-Thu; 10-10 Fri/Sat; 12-9 Sun.
Chandos Arms 31 Colindale Avenue Colindale NW9 5DS Previously known as NEW CHANDOS ; it closed in 2012 but has now had a great refit and a new name. Re-opened in March 2013 to take advantage of the surge of new homes in the Colindale area. Member recently advised it now features a “great real log fire!” The pub is run by one of the members of the singig group Wilde Roses with Anna Tan Real ale availability reduced to 1 handpump.
Moon Under Water 10 Varley Parade, Edgware Road Colindale NW9 6RR A 1990 Wetherspoon’s conversion of a Woolworth store, this is gem of a find in a rather barren area for real ale. The friendly manager likes to promote London brewers and ales from the many handpumps are well maintained. The rear is set out for dining but there is a pub feel in the front with alcove seating. The silent TVs either show news broadcasts or racing which keeps the local clientele happy! For those of you interested, they serve four craft beers on keg; Shipyard, Devil’s Backbone plus two guests. They also showcase a craft beer fridge with many bottles from London breweries.
J.J. Moon’s 551-553 Kingsbury Road London NW9 9EL An early (1988) Wetherspoon’s shop conversion, with TV screens and a children’s certificate (until 20.00). A large, one-room establishment, low ceilings, lots of wood panelling and a raised section at the rear; a rare outlet for real ale in this part of outer London. The pub is pursuing a more adventurous guest beer policy which, in 2013, led to it becoming an accredited member of CAMRA’s LocAle scheme.

What type of green space is there in Colindale?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Colindale offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

What to do in the area of Colindale

There are always activities happening in lively Colindale. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Colindale page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Colindale snapshot.

In Colindale, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Colindale name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Colindale, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Colindale

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Aqua Swim Swimming School Colindale Primary School, Clovelly Avenue, London 3.1 9
North London Grammar School 110 Colindeep Lane, London 4.8 134
The Hyde Childrens Centre Hyde Crescent, London 1 1
Hyde School Hyde Crescent, London 3.9 11
Twisty Tails Day Care Nursery In Colindale 25 Sheaveshill Avenue, London 4 25
Little Explorers Nursery, Kingsbury St Sebastian and St Pancras Church, Hay Lane, London 4.9 10
Colindale Primary School Clovelly Avenue, London 3.9 18
Beis Yaakov Primary School 373 Edgware Road, London 5 1
Joel Nursery 214 Colindeep Lane, London 4.2 11
Patricia’s school Clovelly Avenue, London 5 1
English school 297-303 Edgware Road, London N/A N/A
Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Day Nursery and Preschool Heritage Avenue, London 4.6 19
Waverley En3 7dl 84 Colin Gardens, London N/A N/A
SCL International College Colindale Campus 18 Charcot Road, London N/A N/A
Layla Amini London School Of Singing Aerodrome Road, Bentfield, London 5 10
WiZDom Tutors – Maths, English, Science Rose Glen, London 5 6
Infinity Maths Tutoring 54 Grove Park, London N/A N/A
Guitar Lessons with Michel | Your Guitar Academy 7 Grahame Park Way, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Colindale Library, 7 Bristol Avenue, London 4.7 38
Oliver Goldsmith Primary School Coniston Gardens, London 4.6 12

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Colindale

Colindale has 6 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Chartwell Medical Limited 183 Edgware Road, London N/A N/A
Ophthalmic Surgery Centre (North London) Ltd Unit 6, Colindeep Lane, London 4 1
Cabinet medical Ridge Close, London N/A N/A
Boots hearingcare The Hyde, Edgware Road, Edgware N/A N/A
Health Protection Agency 61 Colindale Avenue, London N/A N/A
Food And Water Microbiology 61 Colindale Avenue, London N/A N/A

Post offices in and around the area of Colindale

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Colindale branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Hyde Pharmacy 213 Edgware Road, London 3.8 30
Colindale Avenue Post Office The Hyde, London 3.3 107
The Hyde Post Office 213 Edgware Road, London 3.2 31
Post Box’ 185 Colindale Avenue, London 5 1

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Colindale

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Colindale to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 1 train or tube stations within the Colindale area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Colindale Colindale Avenue, London 3.9 87

What areas are nearby?

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We would love to hear what people like you think of Colindale. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Colindale ‘s community.

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Colindale? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Neasden See the guide here
Brent Cross See the guide here
West Hendon See the guide here
Kingsbury See the guide here
Hendon See the guide here
Queensbury See the guide here
Mill Hill See the guide here
Edgware See the guide here
Neasden See the guide here
Brent Cross See the guide here
West Hendon See the guide here
Kingsbury See the guide here
Hendon See the guide here
Queensbury See the guide here
Mill Hill See the guide here
Edgware See the guide here

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