Harlesden Town Centre


Harlesden is an energetic hub of small, independent businesses – a melting pot of Caribbean, Brazilian, Portuguese, African, Asian and Eastern European cultures and hold’s London’s unofficial reggae capital.

It’s a wonderful place for aspiring musicians, creatives, artists, boutique retailers and entrepreneurs. Businesses come here because of its proud, spirited community, good value commercial rents, welcoming business scene and loyal customer base.

And, with the forthcoming Old Oak & Park Royal development on its doorstep - one of the UK’s biggest regeneration programmes - Harlesden is poised for significant business growth for those who get in now!”

Grace Nelson
Harlesden Town Centre Manager

Area information

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Opportunities for businesses in Harlesden

Harlesden is an untapped opportunity for businesses and retailers. With A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 retail premises available as well as serviced offices, now’s the time to move your business to Harlesden.

Old Oak regeneration

Old Oak and Park Royal development

On the doorstep of Harlesden is one of the UK’s largest regeneration programmes. With 25,000 new homes and 65,000 new jobs planned over the next 30 years, Harlesden stands to gain significantly from this huge investment project.

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Meet some local businesses

Trinidad Roti Shop

Trinidad Roti Shop

Trinidad Roti Shop - Recent winners of “Best Customer Service” in our Small Business Saturday Awards 2017. Trinidad Roti Shop are well known in the local area for their outstanding customer service as well as their amazing roti and curries. It truly is a taste from Trinidad. The roti shop serves customers far and wide, with a number of High Commissions in London, London Fire Service, and the Victoria & Albert Museum amongst their catering clients.

Tamariz deli

Tamariz deli

Tamariz deli - Tamariz Deli recently won the accolade title of “Most Attractive Shop Front/ Interior” in our Small Business Saturday Awards. Visitors to the Portuguese “gem” based in Harlesden are always impressed with how charming the shop looks from the outside which is complemented by the excellent customer service of the staff and owners Amandio and Carla.

Sophia Edwards

Reine Noire

Sophia Edwards, owner of Reine Noire Boutique on Harlesden High Street, started her business while she was on maternity leave. “I was passionate about doing something that would benefit the community, so I opened a clothing store for women of all ages and sizes.”

Why base yourself in Harlesden

“Harlesden has an influential business community, Harlesden Business Association, who work closely with Brent Council, Harlesden Safer Neighbourhood Team and other stakeholders to represent the views of Harlesden and its future. Membership continues to increase, with businesses benefitting from this strong member base who support one another with a key focus on continuing to ensure that Harlesden remains as a unique cultural shopping destination.”

Dulcie Joseph
Chair of Harlesden Business Association

Transport and logistics from Harlesden


Rail links

Harlesden station is served by the London Euston-to-Watford Junction overground line and the Bakerloo tube line.

The forthcoming Old Oak Common Station will be close to Harlesden and be served by both HS2 and the Elizabeth line (formerly known as Crossrail), bringing fast rail links between Harlesden and the rest of the country.


Road routes

Harlesden is in close proximity to the A406 North Circular and the M4 motorway.


International logistics

Heathrow Airport can be reached in 40 minutes via public transport, and just under 35 minutes via M4.

The Eurostar international terminal at Kings Cross St. Pancras is just 28 minutes from Harlesden.

Get in touch

Grace Nelson


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