Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park whilst steadily increasing in popularity, thanks to its pretty Victorian terrace homes, has managed to remain good value for money compared to its more established gentrified North West London neighbours.

Salusbury Road is the hub of Queen’s Park (NW6) where you can enjoy delicious food and plentiful shopping with restaurants and boutiques similar to what you would find in Hampstead or Notting Hill.

A vibrant residential village coupled with a sense of community and great transport links has helped fuel Queen’s Park’s appeal to young professionals and families alike.

TRANSPORT LINKS

Train
  • Queen’s Park and Kensal Green tube stations (Zone 2) are on the Bakerloo Line and only 20 minutes from Oxford Circus and the West End.
  • London Overground services operate out of Kensal Green to London Euston and Brondesbury Park railway station provides regular services to Richmond in the west, Stratford in the east and Clapham Junction in the south.

Bus
  • Extensive bus services also run from the area, including the No. 18 (Harlesden – Euston), No. 6 (Willesden Bus Garage – Aldwych), No. 52 (Willesden Bus Garage – Victoria Station) and No. 452 (Kensal Rise – Wandsworth Road).

FOOD & DRINK

  • Paradise by way of Kensal Green – Gastro pub and bar that has live music and a disco on weekends.
  • The Dock Kitchen – Experimental kitchen in great waterside venue.
  • Sacro Cuore – Traditional Neapolitan Pizzeria.
  • The Chamberlayne – A great pub for meat lover with excellently sourced local beef.
  • The Salusbury – Award winning pub serving fantastic food.
  • Minkie’s Deli – One of North London’s coolest deli cafés.

THINGS TO DO

  • Lexi Cinema – A ‘micro’ cinema with a unique charity and community focus.
  • The Grand Union Canal – Plenty of waterside walking with Little Venice a magical destination.
  • Oxford Street – Popular waxworks of iconic figures.
  • Queen’s Park – You’ll find here six tennis courts, a pitch and putt course, children’s café and playground.

WHAT’S ON

  • Queen’s Park Day – An annual festival showcasing local music and authors.
  • Queen’s Park Farmer’s Market – Every Sunday morning people from across northwest London come here to stock up on local produce.
  • Wildlife Area of Queen’s Park Gardens – Residents regularly meet for fun horticultural activities.
  • Queen’s Park Families drop-ins – Every Wednesday if you are pregnant or have a child under 2 years old you can come along for a friendly chat, play, music-making and story-telling sessions.

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