Is Harlesden a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Harlesden is a district in the London Borough of Brent, North West London. “

In Harlesden, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Harlesden? 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, gym that exist in Harlesden to help you decide to move in there.

Museums & Galleries nearby

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Harlesden below.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What kind of restaurants are there?

Harlesden has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Subway 34C High Street, London 4.3 84
Behesht Restaurant (Kensal Green) 1082-1086 Harrow Road, London 4.3 2707
Trinidad Roti Shop 27 Craven Park Road, London 4.3 373
Rubio 43 Park Parade, London 4.3 565
KFC Harlesden – High Street 23 High Street, London 4.3 385
Sweet Jamrock 3 Craven Park Road, London 4.3 65
Mister Patty 48 Craven Park Road, Brent Park, London 4.3 38
Bumbuu 39 Station Road, London 4.3 121
Chef Delice 81 Elder Road, London 4.3 1
New Atlas Cafe New, Atlas Cafe, 69-71 Craven Park Road, London 4.3 115
Darwin House Darwin House, 1120 Harrow Road, London 4.3 N/A
It’s Vegan Made 91B Acton Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Cafe Rossio 1100 Harrow Road, London 4.3 119
Sam’s Chicken Harlesden 84 High Street, London 4.3 288
O Bombeiro 25 Park Parade, London 4.3 526
Good Taste 92 Craven Park Road, London 4.3 184
Lahore Tikka House 129 Acton Lane, London 4.3 77
Pizza on Demand Ltd Westmoreland House, 7, London 4.3 1
Tong Kanom Thai Restaurant 833 Harrow Road, London 4.3 223
One Stop Caribbean 17-19 High Street Harlesden, London 4.3 643

In Harlesden, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Harlesden is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

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

Gyms to stay in shape in Harlesden

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Harlesden easy.

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

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in Harlesden, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Harlesden.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 126-132 Fortess Road, London 2.5 69
Sainsbury’s Local 329-333 Kentish Town Road, London 3 58
Londis 28 Brecknock Road, London 3 41
Tesco Express 627-635 Holloway Road, Archway, London 3.7 42
Iceland Supermarket London 301, 305 Kentish Town Road, London 4.1 494
Earth Natural Foods 200-202 Kentish Town Road, London 4.6 185
My Shop London 173 Fortess Road, London 3.4 34
The Fields N7 10 Campdale Road, London 4.5 22
Continental Provision Stores 16 York Rise, London 4.6 29
Goods Grocery Fruit & Veg Natural Foods 143-145 Highgate Road, London 4.9 114
Iceland Supermarket Archway 46 Junction Road, London 4 460
Brecknock Supermarket 43 Brecknock Road, London 4 21
Yildiz Supermarket London 47 Junction Road, London 4.6 49
Sainsbury’s Local 643, 645 Holloway Road, London 3.3 43
Phoenicia Mediterranean Food Hall 186, 192 Kentish Town Road, London 4.6 397
Naz organic 621 Holloway Road, London 4.4 7
M&S Foodhall 1 Archway Mall, London 4.4 220
Metro Food & Wine 8-10 Junction Road, London 4 45

Are there any good pubs in Harlesden?

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Harlesden – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Harlesden.

Pub name Name Address Description
Grand Junction Arms Acton Lane Harlesden NW10 7AD Large multi-roomed pub in predominantly industrial area. Large tiered garden leading down to the canal. Huts can be booked. The outside drinking area faces the Grand Union Canal (moorings available) and there is a area for live events. Middle bar is now layed out for dining. Good value food served with various theme nights.
Chamberlayne 83 Chamberlayne Road Kensal Rise NW10 3ND 28/03/23- open again with 2 cask beers and a selection of other beers such as Two Tribes Dream Pale Ale and Brooklyn Defender IPA
Island 123 College Road Kensal Rise NW10 5HA This place underwent a comprehensive re-vamp in 2006 and now operates over three floors, with an upstairs restaurant, bar menu downstairs, outside tables/terrace and a market on Sundays. Music nights Thursdays and Sundays. Converted from a grim, 1970s bunker of a pub: now much more welcoming. Refurbished again 2019 and under independent management.
Masons Arms 665 Harrow Road London NW10 5NU This pub was given a beautiful revamp. It has retained lots of the original features and the introduction of atmospheric lighting and chandeliers lend it a look of glamour. The staff are all very friendly.
William 786 Harrow Road London NW10 5JX The venue has been taken on by LOCI Pubs adding to the 3 they already run in North London. Per their website the place opens at 8am but we do not know from when alcohol may be served. The hours we show are taken from their website. The two unused cask beer pumps were serving a beer from Purity and a Seacider Black Cherry in January 2024.

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Harlesden?

Harlesden is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Harlesden event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Harlesden and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Harlesden.

The amenities you might need in Harlesden

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Harlesden. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Post offices in the area of Harlesden

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Harlesden can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Collection Office 32-44 Station Road, London 3.4 403
Harlesden Post Office 2 Wendover Road, London 4.2 159
Bike shop 861 Harrow Road, London 0 0
Dynergy LTD Greater London House, 1 Old Oak Lane, London 4.8 4

Tube & Train stations in and around Harlesden

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 Harlesden to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 1 train or tube stations within the Harlesden area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Willesden Junction Station Approach, London 3.7 308

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Harlesden

Harlesden has 5 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
Burnley Medical Practice Willesden Centre for Health & Care, Robson Avenue, London 3.5 313
Freuchen Medical Centre 190 High Street, London 2.1 98
Roundwood Park Medical Centre Willesden Centre for Health & Care, Robson Avenue, London 3.1 59
Dr E Yaacoub – St Andrews Medical Centre At Greenhill Park Medical Centre, Greenhill Park, London N/A N/A

Schools in and around the area of Harlesden

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Harlesden.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harris Lowe Academy Willesden Doyle Gardens, London 3.2 76
St Michaels Nursery St. Matthews Community Centre, Saint Mary’s Road, London N/A N/A
Willesden Sports Centre Donnington Road, London 3.4 640
FOCUS English School – English Classes 2nd floor, Park Parade, London 4.9 151
St Michaels Nursery All Souls Church Hall, Station Road, London N/A N/A
Francesco Accurso Bespoke Guitar Lessons Minet Avenue, London 5 3
St Claudine’s Catholic School for Girls Crownhill Road, London 3.4 61
Newman Catholic College Harlesden Road, London 4.1 30
Furness Primary School Furness Road, London 4.8 18
Maple Walk School 62A Crownhill Road, London 4.8 6
Roundwood School and Community Centre 49 Longstone Avenue, London 4.4 44
Treetops Nursery Doyle Gardens, London 4 8
John Keble Church of England Primary School Crownhill Road, London 4.3 17
Nicoll Road Nursery 40 Nicoll Road, London 4.8 13
Busy Bees at Harlesden 59a Longstone Avenue, London 4.3 21
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School Goodson Road, London 4.7 22
Newfield Primary School Longstone Avenue, London 3.9 19
Bruce Music 128 Leghorn Road, London N/A N/A
Iqra Islamic Academy 109 High Street, London 4 2
My Romania Community Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, London 4.7 13

Other nearby neighbourhoods

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Harlesden. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
West Acton See the guide here
Old Oak Common See the guide here
Sarratt See the guide here
Northaw See the guide here
Park Royal See the guide here
Kensal Green See the guide here
Queen’s Park See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Tokyngton See the guide here
Willesden See the guide here
Dollis Hill See the guide here
Brent Park See the guide here
Cricklewood See the guide here
Wembley Park See the guide here
Neasden See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
West Acton See the guide here
Old Oak Common See the guide here
Sarratt See the guide here
Northaw See the guide here
Park Royal See the guide here
Kensal Green See the guide here
Queen’s Park See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Tokyngton See the guide here
Willesden See the guide here
Dollis Hill See the guide here
Brent Park See the guide here
Cricklewood See the guide here
Wembley Park See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

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