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