Explore Harlesden tells you everything you need to know about living in or visiting the Harlesden area of Brent. Here, you’ll find out about local events and news, and all the facilities that you can use to make the most of the area. These include local places of worship, libraries, doctors’ surgeries, schools and sports clubs, and much more.
With the famous Jubilee Clock standing proud in the town centre, Harlesden has a rich history and a vibrant culture, and is known as the hub of reggae music in London. Chamberlayne Road and Harrow Road both bustle with activity day and night, and Kensal Green boasts a huge variety of shops and cafés to choose from. Take the time to explore Harlesden; it has a lot to offer. Read about the history of the area, the people, the buildings and more in our local history of Brent pages.
Harlesden community groups
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- Shamed 'super head' and bonus scandal colleagues face hefty bill after High Court ruling17/08/2018A FORMER head teacher, who arranged to pay himself a whopping £400,000 in one year, and former colleagues face paying back thousands of pounds they received unlawfully as part of a school bonuses scan…
- Notting Hill Carnival parking 201817/08/2018The Notting Hill Carnival will mainly be taking place on Sunday 26 August 2018 and Monday 27 August 2018. Although the event is held in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and…
- Have your say on our Stronger Communities consultation15/08/2018Residents are being called on to have their say on how they want their local community to evolve in a new consultation launching this week. The Stronger Communities consultation sets out a range of k…
- Spurs to play next two home games at Wembley15/08/2018Tottenham Hotspur will play their next two Premier League home fixtures at Wembley Stadium, as the development of their new stadium is yet to be completed. A date has not been confirmed for the comp…
- Help us celebrate the people who put the Pride in Brent08/08/2018Nominations are now open for the 2018 Pride of Brent Awards, the new name for the ‘Brent Community Champions’ award scheme. Just like the Brent Community Champions scheme, the Pride of Brent Awards c…