Retail & business opportunities in Harlesden

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Whether you’re an aspiring musician, creative start-up or boutique retailer, Harlesden has it all. It’s London’s unofficial capital of reggae and has a vibe like no other part of the Capital.
The town centre has an average monthly footfall of 351,000 and new businesses and residents moving in all the time, presenting clear potential for start-ups to establish here.
With a rich history of reggae culture and links to Bob Marley, Harlesden today has two popular record shops - Hawkeye and Starlight Records. They’re the places to go to browse eclectic vinyl ranges and chat to the owners, who are fountains of knowledge of reggae music.
People flock from all around to visit Clary at Mahogany Carnival, who’s renowned for making colourful costumes. Pak Cosmetics also draws customers from far and wide, showing that this part of London thrives on its reputation.


Recently-opened Rubios Café on the south side of the high street has grown from strength to strength as the place to go – not only for great food but to meet, socialise and work.

The serviced offices at The Designworks provides competitively-priced accommodation for start-up businesses. It’s a three-storey business centre with offices and workshops – some still available - housing an exciting mixture of users and businesses in the heart of the town.

Meanwhile, the Old Oak & Park Royal regeneration programme is on Harlesden’s door step, with 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs planned. One of the biggest regeneration schemes UK-wide, this brings the promise of even more footfall and demand for food, drink, leisure and creative services businesses in Harlesden town centre.

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