Area Feature

There are numerous reasons to consider Willesden as a place to settle, especially if you're looking to live in a diverse part of the capital that's well connected transport-wise.

Located in North-West London in the borough of Brent, Willesden is just five miles from Charing Cross, making it an excellent commuter area for young professionals and city workers.

And it's viewed as an up and coming area that is attracting lots of investment and seeing plenty of house price growth, which means property to rent in Willesden is highly sought after.

History of the area

Willesden was something of a rural settlement until the latter half of the 1800s when the Metropolitan Railway station of Willesden Green opened in 1879.

The area's population then quickly grew, becoming a working suburb with numerous factories and new homes being built. It entered a period of decline in the 70s and 80s due to overcrowding, but in recent decades there has been a shift in demographic and Willesden is now a vibrant area popular with both young couples and families.

The area has been shaped by patterns of migration over the years, making it one of the most diverse parts of London, and indeed the UK. It has a large Irish community, while migrants from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent have also settled in Willesden.

Willesden's amenities

Willesden's residents are never short of things to do. There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants in the area, as well as shops and cinemas.

It also has one of the best public libraries in the UK, with long opening hours and books in many languages, including Urdu, Tamil and Hindi. There are also many adult education opportunities at the library, as well as events and facilities for children.

There's also Willesden Sports Centre, which features a gym, two swimming pools, a health suite and a group exercise studio, as well as an athletics track and an indoor running Tube.

Willesden Cycling Club

Willesden is home to London's biggest cycling club with over 200 members who take part in everything from track cycling and time trials to road racing and Audax events

As well as facilities for advanced cyclists, the club also offers grass roots coaching and social rides, with club runs every weekend and mounting bike outings throughout the year.

And it could see an influx of new members following the London 2012 Olympics, with the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton having inspired a new generation of keen cyclists.


There are 107 LEA schools in the London borough of Brent, several of which are located in Willesden. Primary schools include Gladstone Park, Leopold, Mitchell Brook and St Joseph's RC.

For secondary school children there is Newman Catholic College, Covent of Jesus and Mary Language College and Capital City Academy, while further education is provided by the College of North West London.

Transport options

Willesden is extremely well connected to Central London via the London Underground network thanks to Willesden Green station on the Jubilee Line, which takes residents in to Waterloo, London Bridge and on to Canary Wharf and Stratford.

Dollis Hill and Neasden stations are also within walking distance for some residents. Both are on the Jubilee Line.

Many bus routes start or run through Willesden too, taking passengers to some of Central London's most important business districts and tourist attractions.

Posted by Chris Price

Willesden & NW10 Travel guides

Willesden Car Travel

Central London M25 Gatwick Airport Heathrow Airport
6.6 miles - 22 mins 16.7 miles - 19 mins 37.1 miles - 1h 2 mins 15.5 miles - 26 mins

Willesden Train Travel

Nearest Station Zone London Station
Willesden Junction 3 Euston

Willesden Tube Travel

Nearest Station Zone Tube Line No. Stops to Main Station
Willesden Junction 3 Bakerloo 6 Stops to Paddington
Wilesden Green 3 Jubilee 6 Stops to Baker Street

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£493 per week

3 bedroom flat (2 double bedrooms & 1 single bedroom), large open plan solid oak kitchen/ living room, natural stone bathroom with underfloor heating and solid oak floor throughout. Bedrooms feature built in wardrobes and there is storage space in the loft. 1 minute walk from Gladstone Park. Transport links: Willesden Green Station (Jubilee Line) Cricklewood (Thameslink) Buses: 16, 32, 245, 266, 315, 332. Available Now. Viewings with Mapesbury Estate Agent in NW2.

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3 Bedroom Flat to rent in Olive Road, Willesden, London, NW2

£485 per week

Three bedroom on two floors situated in this lovely tree lined residential street which is located between Cricklewood and Willesden Green. Spacious three bedroom garden flat comprises of a large lounge opening onto patio and laid lawn, modern kitchen with own washing machine, three double bedrooms, separate modern bathroom, entry phone intercom system, gas central heating, neutral decor and carpeted throughout. The property is also ideally situated for food shopping with Somerfield's and Sainsbury's at either end of the main road. This is a splendid area to live, filled with character with huge range of excellent places to eat, from simple diners and cafes to upmarket delis and fine restaurants. The Crown Pub in Cricklewood is a very popular pub with the Pan Asian Restaurant offering a variety of Asian Cuisine. The flat is approximately a 10 minute walk to Willesden Green Jubilee Line (zone 2) and Cricklewood offers really excellent transport links into Central London with overland (National Rail) and bus routes to Brent Cross Shopping Centre (260 & 266), Golders Green (226) and Finchley (460).

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3 Bedroom Maisonette to rent in Anson Road, Willesden, London, NW2

£400 per week

A bright and spacious two bedroom and two bathroom apartment on the fourth floor (With rooftop views of London and the shard) of this smart contemporary development. The property features wonderful open plan living accommodation opening to a balcony, master with en-suite bathroom, further double bedroom and shower room. Additionally the property benefits from a private balcony, lift access, a communal roof terrace with far reaching views, neutral decor and wood flooring. Within walking distance of Kilburn (Jubilee), Queens Park (Bakerloo) and Brondesbury Park (Overground) stations. For shopping you couldn't be in a more convenient spot, close to all the amenities of Queens Park and Kilburn High Road. Please call 0207 4313777 for further information or to request a viewing.

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2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Willesden Lane, Willesden, London, NW6

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Flat to rent in High Road, Willesden, London, NW10

£312 per week

We are delighted to offer this first floor one bedroom flat above shop in Dollis Hill/Willesden. The property comprises of a good sized double bedroom, separate reception room, fitted kitchen with gas appliances and 3 piece bathroom. Just a minute's walk to Dollis Hill underground stations (Jubilee Line - Zone 3) as well as Willesden High Road with its excellent bus links, shops (including Sainsburys supermarket) and amenities. Available now! Tenants fees of £300 apply. EPC Rating: E (53)

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1 Bedroom 1 Bed Flat to rent in Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden, London, NW10

£160 per week

Newly refurbished room to rent in Cricklewood on a quiet residential road; Larch Road. This lovely room is offered furnished or unfurnished and comprises of a stunning double bedroom with high ceilings, natural lighting and wooden floors with a fully tiled bathroom with shower. Access to a shared fully fitted kitchen. Closest tube station: Cricklewood (Thameslink) Willesden Green (Jubilee Line) Available Now! All bills included. Viewings with Mapesbury Estate Agent in NW2.

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Room To Let to rent in Larch Road, Willesden, London, NW2

£150 per week

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Room To Let to rent in Churchill Road, Willesden, London, NW2

£170 per week

This is a newly refurbished room to rent in Cricklewood on a quiet residential road; Larch Road. Property is offered furnished or unfurnished and comprises of a stunning double bedroom with high ceilings, natural lighting and wooden floors with a fully tiled bathroom with shower. Access to shared fully fitted kitchen. All bills included. Closest tube station: Cricklewood (Thameslink) Willesden Green (Jubilee Line) Available Now! Viewings with Mapesbury Estate Agent in NW2.

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Room To Let to rent in Larch Road, Willesden, London, NW2

£695 per week

4 bedroom house to rent, fully fitted kitchen, newly refurbished bathroom wooden floor property spacious reception room. Close to Dollis Hill Station Jubilee line. PRM

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4 Bedroom House to rent in Sandringham Rd, Willesden, London, NW2

£325 per week

Two bedroom 1st floor flat with a open plan kitchen.

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