How is life in Neasden? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Neasden is a suburban area in northwest London, England. It is located around the centre of the London Borough of Brent and is within the NW2 (Cricklewood) and NW10 (Willesden) postal districts. Neasden is near Wembley Stadium, the Welsh Harp, and Gladstone Park; the reservoir and River Brent marks its boundaries with Kingsbury and Wembley, while Gladstone Park and the Dudding Hill line separates it from Dollis Hill and Church End respectively. The A406 North Circular Road runs through the middle of Neasden; to the west is the Neasden Underground Depot, Brent Park retail area and the St Raphael’s Estate; on the east is Neasden tube station, the large Neasden Temple, and former Neasden Power Station. The area is known as the place where Bob Marley lived after moving from Jamaica, living at a house in The Circle; the house was honoured with a blue plaque in 2012. “

How’s the local life around Neasden

There are always activities happening in lively Neasden. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Neasden 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 Neasden snapshot.

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

What makes the heart of Neasden? 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 Neasden to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Gyms to stay in shape in Neasden

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

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Neasden, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

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 type of green space is there in Neasden?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Neasden offers room to roam.

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 supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Neasden. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Costcutter – Grove Park 129-133 Chinbrook Road, London 3.4 15
Tesco Esso Express 340 Baring Road, London 3 5
Euro Supermarket 642 Downham Way, Bromley 2.8 11

Pubs in the area

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Neasden. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Neasden.

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 restaurants are there?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Neasden, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Subway 260 Neasden Parade, London 4.3 203
Sam’s Chicken (Neasden) 292 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 163
Nadia Kebab House (Neasden) 244 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 215
Q F C (Neasden) 256 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 34
Family Restaurant 236 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 255
BP – Car Wash 2 Blackbird Hill, Wembley 4.3 31
Sal’s Bar 249 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 34
Nando’s Wembley Park Tesco Extra, Great Central Way Neasden, Greater, London 4.3 1150
Greenes 362-364 Neasden Lane North, London 4.3 62
Golden Pizza 401 Neasden Lane North, London 4.3 102
Z We Ton 303 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 128
Chicken Land Blackbird Hill 27 Blackbird Hill, London 4.3 110
Neasden Fish & Chips Bar 340 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 113
Chicken Valley (Neasden) 276 Neasden Lane, London 4.3 150
Shell 369 A406, London 4.3 61
Dragon Ocean 364 Neasden Lane North, Greater, Neasden, London 4.3 4
Walk 2 Wok – Neasden 366 Neasden Lane North, London 4.3 1
Soni Pizza & Shanghai Taste 366 Neasden Lane North, London 4.3 10
Shanghai Xprezz 366 Neasden Lane North, Neasden, London 4.3 80
Tallawah Tastes Winslow Close, London 4.3 N/A

What type of amenities may you need in Neasden?

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

Schools around Neasden

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 Neasden.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Poplar Grove School Poplar Grove, Wembley 5 1
The Crest Boys Academy 80 Crest Road, London 5 2
The Crest Academy Crest Road, London 2.9 80
St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School Quainton Street, London 4.2 5
Wykeham Primary School 29 Aboyne Road, London 4.3 26
Neasden Montessori School 4 Tanfield Avenue, London 3.5 6
Braintcroft Primary School Warren Road, London 3.6 9
Neasden Tutors United Kingdom N/A N/A
​Barnhill Playgroup Poplar Grove Centre, Poplar Grove, Wembley N/A N/A
Wolf academy 34 Dollis Hill Lane, London N/A N/A
Union of Old St Monicans 64 Review Road, London N/A N/A
St Andrews Nursery Church La, London 5 11
AlflyCademy 10B Lansdowne Grove, London N/A N/A
Northview Junior and Infant School Northview Crescent, Neasden, London 4 6

Tube & Train stations within the region of Neasden

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Neasden entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

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Post offices in and around the area of Neasden

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 Neasden 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
Brent Park Post Office Great Central Way, Brent Park, London 2.2 78
Neasden Post Office 308 Neasden Lane, London 3.5 36
Neasden Lane North Post Office 494-496 Neasden Lane North, London 3.5 30

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Neasden

Neasden has 1 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
Tudor House Medical Centre 1 Chalkhill Road, Wembley 4.5 267

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What do you think about Neasden?

As well as helping out the other people out if they were to search on our blog, you will be helping us out in understanding you better by telling us your opinion of Neasden. So we would love to hear what you think of the area of Neasden which could help people find valuable insights into moving nearby too.

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You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Neasden. 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
Harlesden See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Tokyngton See the guide here
Willesden See the guide here
Wembley Central 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
Preston 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
Colindale See the guide here
Harlesden See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Tokyngton See the guide here
Willesden See the guide here
Wembley Central 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
Preston 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
Colindale 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

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
NW10 See our property price guide for NW10
NW2 See our property price guide for NW2

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