London remains the most popular spot in the country for living, whether you’re beginning a job for the first time or starting a family. It’s a wonderful melting pot of culture, history, opportunity and entertainment with a wide range of fantastic areas to live. Willesden is one of those areas – an up and coming part of London with excellent connections and a lively feel. There are many reasons why any aspiring Londoners should have Willesden on their list.
1. It’s close to the action
Willesden is just five miles north west of central London and most of the train and tube stations here are within Zone 2 (other than Dollis Hill). So, it’s a quick 15 minutes into the West End or 30 to Canary Wharf. You can access the Jubilee Line via Willesden Green and Dollis Hill or the Overground network via Brondesbury Park and Brondesbury. There are also many buses that will connect you to just about every other part of the capital.
2. There’s plenty of ways to get active
Whether you go to the gym to get your cardio from running or for weight training, Willesden Green has a variety of gym choices on it’s door stop with different memberships you can choose from to make sure you get your fix. If you’re more into swimming however to get your fitness then Willesden Sports Centre will also have you covered.
3. Green space is abundant
Gladstone Park is a favourite with the locals, whether you’re a dog walker, a runner, a tennis player or you want to join in with the outdoor yoga.
4. You’ll never be short of something to eat
Willesden is buzzing with restaurants, cafes and pubs selling an enormously wide range of different cuisines, from Turkish food to sushi. For coffee aficionados there’s a selection of chain shops, as well as some much loved local independents. In fact, Willesden is a great place for those looking to support local independent shops, from barbers to Brazilian butchers.
5. There’s plenty to do if you want to stay local
The whole of London is within easy reach for weekend activities, dates or nights out. However, if you want to stay within the local area there are pubs, bars and an independent cinema virtually on your doorstep. The local community is a mix of many different cultures and brings together the friendliness of a close knit neighbourhood with the cosmopolitan feel of London itself.
6. It’s truly up and coming
Willesden is increasing in popularity year on year and becoming a top choice for aspiring Londoners – now is the time to buy if you want to join the crowd.