Will you love Willesden? Our local guide

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Willesden is an area of northwest London, situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Charing Cross. It is historically a parish in the county of Middlesex that was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Willesden in 1933, and has formed part of the London Borough of Brent in Greater London since 1965. Dollis Hill is also sometimes referred to as being part of Willesden. “

Things we love about Willesden

Willesden has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Willesden has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.


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 Willesden. 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 Willesden.

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?

Willesden 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 Willesden.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
China House 215 High Road, London 4.3 137
Time Pizzas 258 High Road, London 4.3 158
Prime Pizza 239 High Road, London 4.3 2
Varanda Brazil 161 High Road, London 4.3 298
Sabores 81 Dudden Hill Lane, London 4.3 874
Western 95 Dudden Hill Lane, London 4.3 1
Mezza Roma 36 High Road, London 4.3 6
The New Golden Duck 425 High Road, London 4.3 280
Grill King 283 High Road, London 4.3 167
Prime Pizza 189 Church Road, London 4.3 11
Bombay Kitchen Indian Takeaway in Willisden London 185 Church Road, London 4.3 195
La Basque 286 High Road, London 4.3 165
Tony’s Bar London 356-360 High Road, London 4.3 427
Habaneros 3A Walm Lane, London 4.3 681
Chicken Delight 156 Church Road, London 4.3 42
Tops Pizza Willesden 140 Church Road, London 4.3 82
Kadiri’s 26 High Road, London 4.3 634
Lezziz Gourmet Burger 19 Walm Lane, London 4.3 523
Pizza On Demand (Willesden) 239 High Road, London 4.3 88
Pizza Hut Delivery 7 Walm Lane, London 4.3 188

Galleries and Museums

The vitality of a region is shaped by 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 Willesden, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Library at Willesden Green 95 High Road, London 4.2 166
Brent Museum Willesden Library Centre, 95 High Road, London 4.6 35

Parks and green spaces in Willesden

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Willesden 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

Supermarkets in Willesden

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Willesden. 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
M&S Simply Food Saint Pancras Station, Pancras Road, Unit 23 The Circle, M1, London 3.7 255
Tesco Express 21 Caledonian Road, London 3.6 212
Wynford Supermarket Ltd 5 Wynford Road, London 4.1 53
Waitrose & Partners 1 Wharf Road, London 4.3 826
Little Waitrose & Partners Euston Road, London 3.9 200
M&S Simply Food King’s Boulevard, London 3.6 93
Sainsbury’s Local 266 Pentonville Road, London 2.7 76
Iceland Supermarket Islington 259A Caledonian Road, London 4.1 472
Tesco Express 122-128 Pentonville Road, London 2.8 87
Sainsbury’s Local 10-12 Camden High Street, London 3.2 70
Londis Crowndale Road 18-22 Crowndale Road, London 3.9 42
Tian Tian Market 天天超市 – Kings Cross 200c Pentonville Road, London 4.5 167
Rps Halal & Groceries 40 Chalton Street, London 3 2
Supersave Medway Court, Judd Street, London 4.3 70
Food plus Macius 2 255 Caledonian Road, London 4.5 194
Ocean Supermarket 334-336 Caledonian Road, London 3.7 105
Sainsbury’s Local Maiden Lane Estate, London 3.5 41
Premier Food & Wine 296 Grays Inn Road, London 4.8 8
Euston Metro 4 Eversholt Street, London 4.9 10
Sil & Roj Food Centre 207 Eversholt Street, London 4.3 62

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Willesden

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

The amenities you might need in Willesden

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

Schools around Willesden

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harris Lowe Academy Willesden Doyle Gardens, London 3.2 76
Salam Nursery – Willesden 247 High Road, London N/A N/A
Bubbly Day Nursery Bertie Road, London 3.7 7
Kumon Maths & English Library, 95 High Road, London 3.7 3
MMQ Piano Studio 1 Maybury Gardens, London 4.9 56
Singing Solutions 53B Windsor Road, London N/A N/A
Hawza Ilmiyya of England 133 High Road, London N/A N/A
Willesden Sports Centre Donnington Road, London 3.4 640
Private Guitar Lessons – Lead & Rhythm – Beginners to Advanced – Blues, Jazz, Metal, & Rock 69 Fleetwood Road, London 3 2
Lead After School Club Willesden 5 Walm Lane, London 5 9
Ellen Louise Nursery 162 Anson Road, London 5 1
Gladstone Centre Nursery 162 Anson Road, London 2 3
The Lam Association 33 High Road, London 4.5 8
Mizarolli London North West Guitar Lessons 69 Fleetwood Road, London 4.9 7
Saint Mary Magdalen’s Roman Catholic Junior School Linacre Road, London 4.2 20
Happy Stars Day Nursery Ltd 2 Saint Andrews Road, London 5 2
St Andrew & St Francis C of E Primary School Belton Road, London 4.6 17
Andrew Memorial Day Nursery Glebe Road, London 4 4
Leopold Primary School Hawkshead Road, London 4.4 14
Donnington Primary School Donnington Court, Donnington Primary School, Uffington Road, Donnington Road, London 2.3 12

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Willesden

Willesden has 3 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
Roundwood Park Medical Centre Willesden Centre for Health & Care, Robson Avenue, London 3.1 59

Post offices in Willesden

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Willesden provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Willesden Post Office 78 High Road, London 3.6 173

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Willesden

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 Willesden entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dollis Hill Hamilton Road, London 3.9 48

What to do in the area of Willesden

It could be that Willesden has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Willesden. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Willesden. Also, knowing what’s available in Willesden and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

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What do you think about Willesden?

Feedback is always important when it comes to anything and when it comes to our blog, your feedback could help other individuals moving in to the area of Willesden and could also help us understand you that bit better. If you would like, leave some feedback below on your insight into Willesden. It would be great to hear from you.

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You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Willesden. 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
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
Harlesden See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Tokyngton 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
Childs Hill See the guide here
Brent Cross 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
Harlesden See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Tokyngton 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
Childs Hill See the guide here
Brent Cross 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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