Area Feature

Harlesdon is in many ways an 'up and coming' place. Since its inception as a rural village in the 19th century, it has quickly grown to become a thriving inner-city suburb that is rich in culture and community-based activities.

The impending arrival of the Crossrail and regeneration efforts by Brent Council has really helped to put Harlesden on the map, and it is rapidly becoming popular with young, aspiring artists, families and yuppies.

It is better known for its vibrant Caribbean culture and is unofficially known as the 'reggae capital' of London.

This is just one of many testaments to its diversity and multiculturalism. The area also benefits from Irish, Portuguese, Colombian and Brazilian communities.

As a result, there are now many mouth-watering restaurants and cafés in which you can sample food from many of these cultures.

It also has its fair share of authentic Irish pubs, which as you can imagine are very popular among the locals.


Harlesden centre is now in the process of regeneration. Plans to revamp the area were started in May 2013, and are expected to take another six months to complete.

After consultation with local residents and organisations, the £4 million scheme will see Harlesden town centre transformed and a section of the high street become a semi-pedestrianised zone by 2015.

As part of the project, traffic will be redirected around the centre of Harlesden, in a bid to cut journey times and congestion.

At the same time, the project will also see newly-paved and wider footways built to provide more space for pedestrians.

There will also be more trees planted in the area, as part of plans to improve air quality.

In addition, more parking spots will be built for cyclists and new bus stops will also be constructed.

The Jubilee Clock - one of the most iconic landmarks in Harlesden -will be temporarily removed from its present location on a traffic island for six months.

Commenting on the scheme, councillor Jim Moher said: "Harlesden's regeneration has been a long time in the planning and I'm so delighted that we are now at the stage where the work can finally begin.

"This regeneration is great news for Harlesden and Brent as a whole because it will not only enhance the environment it will also create opportunities and bring economic growth to the local community and beyond."


Like many areas in London, Harlesden came from relatively humble beginnings. It started off as a rural village, in which cottages were built for for railway and industrial workers, while bigger homes were constructed for the middle class.

However as industrial development got underway, more and more factories were built in the area and these slowly began to replace farms and woodlands.

As an increasing number of terraced homes and industrial houses were built, it very quickly grew into an urban stronghold.

However, the face of Harlesden very quickly began to change again, in the 1950s and 1960s, when the first wave of Caribbean immigration began.

The next few decades would see new arrivals from Ireland, Africa, Europe and the Indian subcontinent as well.

All of these communities have contributed a great deal to the rich heritage of the area and its resulting influences.


Properties consist mainly of terraced housing and flat conversions, with some of the bigger homes located in the suburbs.

There is a large number of flats in the locality, and they sell for between £250,000 and £799,000.

The average flat price in Harlesden stands at around £300 per week. On the other hand, renting a home will cost an average £519 per week.

Around 86 per cent of the properties in the area are flats, while 14 per cent are houses.


There are a selection of schools in Harlesden which have been rated as 'good' by Ofsted.

This includes the Brentfield, Mitchell Brook, Leopold and Newfield primaries, and the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Newman Catholic College and Capital City Academy secondary schools.

Property To Rent in Harlesden NW10

£305 per week

1 bedroom flat for rent in Harlesden, NW10. Located within a short walk of Willesden Junction station for the Overground and Bakerloo line for fast access to central London. This spacious flat features a good sized reception room with many windows for plenty of natural light, fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge freezer, granite worktops and ample storage space, a bright double bedroom and a tiled bathroom with shower. The property also benefits from double glazing, central heating and wooden flooring. It is available now. Located close to the cafes, shops and restaurants of Harlesden and the amenties of Kensal Rise and Willesden are nearby making this an ideal choice for young professionals. Local amenities include Willesden Sports Centre and the green open spaces of Roundwood Park with its playground, garden centre and cafe is a short walk away. Transport Links: Nearest Station: Willesden Junction (Bakerloo Line and Overground) Buses: 18, 187, 206, 226, N18 Car: 10 minute drive to the North Circular Call 0208 451 8999 for viewings with Mapesbury Estate Agents in NW2

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1 Bedroom Flat to rent in Park Parade, Harlesden, London, NW10

£438 per week

Andersons Estates are pleased to present this newly refurbished to high standards,3 bedroom flat above a cafe. Comprising 2 double bedrooms, single bedroom with an open plan kitchen. 5 mins away from Willesden Green tube station and close to bus stop to city. This flat is suitable for both family and sharers. IN ADITIONAL £50 P/M FOR THE ELECTRICITY. VIEWINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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3 Bedroom 3 Bed Flat to rent in High Road, Willesden, London, NW10

£138 per week

Live in Landlord of a well maintained neat and clean home offering good size En suite Room with small kitchenette suitable for single professional person, access to well kept garden. Close to all amenities.

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Bedsit to rent in North Circular Road, Neasden, London, NW10

£288 per week

NEWLY REFURBISHED 1 BEDROOM FLAT The property is situated on Brunel Court to the north of Harrow Road Local shops and amenities are immediately available along Harrow Road (A404) Willesden Junction Station and Kensal Green Station are within walking distance The North Circular Road (A406) and the A40 are nearby Roundwood Park is located to the north and Kensal Green and Willesden Junction are within walking distance.

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1 Bedroom 1 Bed Flat to rent in Harrow Road, Willesden Junction, London, NW10

£461.50 per week

4 bedrooms 4 ensuites in this large apartment in the heart of Kensal Village. The property is situated over the first and second floor of a converted building and features a good size open plan kitchen and reception. Ideally located on Chamberlayne Road next to all the boutique shops and cafes and restaurants of Kensal village and the fabulous Queen's park. Also mins walk to Kensal Green tube. / Kensal Rise overground station and Queens Park tube. Call 0203 815 5777 for viewings.

Tenant Fees May Apply

4 Bedroom Flat to rent in Chamberlayne Road, London, NW10

£360 per week

2 bedroom flat in a purpose built block for rent in NW10. This modern property features an open plan kitchen/diner with appliances including a washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher and electric oven and hob with extractor fan. The reception area is bright with large windows and double doors leading onto the private balcony and plenty of dining and relaxing space. The two bedrooms have wooden flooring and benefit from built in wardrobes and the spacious bathroom has a separate shower. Located within easy reach of the local cafes, shops and restaurants, this is a modern, well designed flat and viewing is advised. Transport Links: Nearest Stations: East Acton (Circle Line) and Acton Main Line 9TFL Rail) Buses: 266, N266 Call 0208 451 8999 for viewings with Mapesbury Estate Agents in NW2

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Old Oak Common Lane, Park Royal, London, NW10

£439 per week

Andersons are pleased to offer this mid Terraced 3 bed room House in the heart of Willesden. It comprises with, Separate living room leading to the garden, large kitchen with diner on the first floor 2 double bedrooms, single bedroom, family bathroom, separate w/c and storage space also benefit from 60 foot garden and allocated parking space. Newly refurbished with new bath new kitchen and new carpet throughout.

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3 Bedroom 3 Bed House to rent in Griffin Close, Willesden Green, London, NW10

£346 per week

Andersons are delighted to offer this 1st floor converted flat to rent in Willesden Junction. Flat comprises from two double bedrooms, seperate living room and family bathroom. This flat is ideal for a small family or sharers where the living room can be converted into a bedroom. Rent includes council tax and water AVAILABLE NOW!!!

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2 Bedroom 2 Bed Flat to rent in Tubbs Road, Willesden Junction, London, NW10

£275 per week

Andersons are pleased to present this 1st floor studio flat to rent. Also this well present studio has share of Living room, and back garden and Washing machine and dryer. The flat is in very good condition.

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Studio to rent in Park Avenue  North, Willesden Green, London, NW10

£358 per week

Spacious 2 bedroom flat located on the first floor above a row of shops within close proximity to Kensal Green and Queens Park stations for fast and convenient access to central London. This comfortable flat comprises of a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances including a washing machine, a spacious bright living room, two bedrooms; one double and one single and a fully tiled shower room. The property features double glazing, central heating and is supplied part furnished. Located close to the shops, restaurants and cafes of Kensal Rise and within walking distance of Kensal Green station for the Bakerloo line and Overground, this is an ideal flat for commuters. Local amenities include the independent Lexi cinema, Moberly Sports Centre and the green open spaces of Queen's Park are within walking distance. Available Now. Transport Links: Nearest Station: Kensal Green (Overground and Bakerloo Line) Buses: 18, 52, 187, 302, N18 Call for viewings on 0208 451 8999 with Mapesbury Estate Agent in NW2

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Chamberlayne Road, London, NW10

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