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Willesden Green Town Centre

Grace

"Willesden Green is an attractive, well connected town centre with a wealth of great shops and restaurants. The town centre boasts a lively day and evening economy, with a wide selection of independents. There is a strong sense of community in the area which brings about a lively and convivial atmosphere. The area is seeing more creatives move in and the ambition is for Willesden Green to become the Creative Quarter of the borough."

Grace Nelson
Willesden Green Town Centre Manager

Area information

Lexi Cinema

Lexi cinema

The Lexi is an independent boutique cinema driven by a passion for great film.  They show the best of indie, documentary and foreign language films, supported by occasional live broadcasts of theatre and opera - plus there is always a place for the likes of the latest Bond film.  Frequently featured on lists of London's Best Cinemas, the Lexi is a social enterprise and is largely staffed by friendly volunteers.

La Bottega Di Anna

La Bottega Di Anna

La Bottega Di Anna plays a key role in establishing and defining the character of Willesden Green High Street. It is extremely beneficial to the shopping experience as a whole, contributing to vibrancy and attracting new shoppers and visitors. It had definitively influenced the quality of its surroundings.

1948 Olympic Torch

Brent Museum

Brent Museum, located in Willesden Green Library, is an ideal place for a day out. The collections at the museum are a representation of the Brent community – both past and present. The museum has been collecting materials about the history of Brent for over 50 years and has over 10,000 objects of collection.

Meet some local businesses

Aleppo House

Aleppo House

Moaz Salahi, co-owner of a Syrian and Lebanese restaurant Aleppo House in Willesden Green, also understands the challenges of entrepreneurship. A trained medical doctor, he opened his restaurant, Aleppo House, alongside his long-time friend who had come to London from Damascus. “My friend comes from a hardworking family and is an excellent cook, so when he suggested we open a restaurant, I was keen to give it a go,” explains Moaz. They opened their restaurant in a building on High Road in May this year. “Our customers always come back to us once they’ve tasted our food.”

Kadiri's Restaurant

Kadiri's Restaurant

Kadiri's Restaurant - Kadiri’s Restaurant is a family-run business founded in Willesden over forty years ago. They have now expanded into event catering and work in partnership to offer a complete solution for events, including stage décor, floristry, production and entertainment. Kadiri’s signature dish is the Biryani. They have every right to call themselves the “London King of Biryani”. 

Sparkle O'Hara

Sparkle O'Hara

Sparkle O'Hara - Winner of “Most Unique Special Business” in our Small Business Saturday Awards 2017. Also winner of Time Out's Best shop in Willesden. Sparkle O Hara provide unique party and event dresses in sumptuous fabrics with exquisite embroidery and beading. This includes vintage and new vintage-inspired designer dresses for proms, galas, the races, red carpets and everything in-between.

Why base yourself in Willesden Green?

There’s lots of reasons why people move to Willesden Green. Proximity to Willesden Green Station is very important but there is also a very diverse population who find the area attractive – the Mapesbury estate is popular with the top end of the market, whereas first time buyers and investors seem to prefer the converted Victorian houses. There is also a terrific range of shops and restaurants providing great variety. All in all, it is a great place to live.

Russell Cox
Daniel’s Estate Agents

Transport and logistics from Willesden Green

Rail link

Rail links

Willesden Green is extremely well connected in terms of public transport, both through the Jubilee underground line connecting to central London and through the extensive bus network operating through the town centre.

The Jubilee line links directly to Bond Street and to Waterloo and London Bridge Railway stations. Connections at nearby Baker Street provide access to the Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. The times for key destinations are below left.

Similarly, ten bus routes run through the town centre (numbers 6, 52, 98, 206, 226, 260, 266, 297, 302 and 460).

A40

Road routes

Willesden Green is 8 minutes from the A406 North Circular.

LHR

International logistics

Heathrow Airport can be reached in 40 minutes from the town centre.

Get in touch

Grace Nelson

grace.nelson2@brent.gov.uk

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