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Cricklewood

Cricklewood, in the London Borough of Brent, is home to well-established communities with fine roads of Victorian and Edwardian houses that are perfect for homebuyers looking for affordable, cosmopolitan properties.

Seven miles north-west of central London, the settlement sits on one of the straightest roads out of the capital, the old Roman road of Watling Street. Nowadays, however, you won’t find a Roman legionnaire in sight as the street is packed with restaurants, supermarkets, cafes and pubs.

Buying a home in the NW2 suburb is a smart investment as the area is on the up with the Mayor of London pledging £2.26 million to give the town centre a facelift, build infrastructural improvements and thousands of new homes.

TRANSPORT LINKS

Train
  • Cricklewood Station in Zone 3 is the nearest main-line station with Thameslink services to St. Pancras International.
  • Tube stations Willesden Green and Kilburn (Zone 2), both on the Jubilee line lie within 15 minutes walk from Cricklewood Broadway.
  • Overland trains run from West Hampstead Thameslink station connect with St Pancras, south London and Brighton.
  • Brondesbury Station in Zone 2 on the London Overground also lies within 15 minutes walk of the Broadway.

Bus
  • Many bus routes start or run through the area with frequent services to Victoria, Hammersmith, Oxford Street, Brent Cross and Golders Green among others.

Car
  • Cricklewood Broadway, the main north-south road through the area, is part of the Edgware Road leading directly to Marble Arch, between Oxford Street and Hyde Park.

FOOD & DRINK

  • Elementree – A popular wine bar and restaurant.
  • The Queensbury – Delightful home produced food in gorgeous surroundings.
  • Zeytoon – Serves quality Afghan and Persian cuisine.
  • Sushi Say – Wife-and-husband team have been dishing up Japanese delights for 20 years.
  • Lucky 7 – American Diner has a cult following for its burgers and milkshakes.
  • The Crown pub (now The Crown Moran Hotel) – A local landmark, it’s a 4-star hotel with restaurant and bar.

THINGS TO DO

  • The Mapesbury Dell – Award-winning small park that has a community “secret garden” with a children’s playground.
  • Welsh Harp reservoir – Famous for bird watching and sailing.
  • Cineworld – Watch movies galore at the mutliplex cinema.
  • Brent Cross Shopping Centre – Shop till you drop with over 120 outlets.

WHAT’S ON

  • Silk Road festival – Annual event that features a variety of activities, including arts and cultural nights.
  • Cricklewood Comedy Fringe – Host of comedy shows are put on at Crown Moran hotel.

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