Comparing its neighbors, Harlesden was struggling with its image for a long time. But now the image is starting to improve because peoples now understand the true potentiality of this area. If you compare this area then Clapton is the perfect match in East London.
Harlesden is well known for its amazing community of Afro-Caribbean and being attractions among the young professionals in recent times. The local council has invested lots of money to update and improve this area. According to many economic experts, buying the property in Harlesden is a wise decision now. Let’s take a look at some area guides that might help you to understand this place…
You can reach there by taking two underground stations in Harlesden. One is Harlesden and other is Willesden Junction. Both junctions are on the Bakerloo line and only 22 minutes are needed to get in Oxford Circus. The station of Harlesden is in Zone 3 and Willesden is in Zone 2. So you can take the public London Underground line to travel Harlesden or you can take Harlesden Minicab services instead of using a tube station.
Shopping and Eating Places
You will find mostly independent shopping stores in the heart of Harlesden. Also, you can find some favorite fashion store on the high streets. But if you want to spend your whole day shopping then Oxford Street isn’t far away from Harlesden. You just need a small ride via a tube station or you can hire a private minicab which is really convenient for shopping.
Previously said, Harlesden is renowned for diversity because of its multicultural neighborhood. You will find lots of multicultural eating places where you can take your heavy meal or light snacks or coffee.
There are lots of primary and secondary schools in Harlesden. Considering the Ofsted ratings, there are some finest schools in there including St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School, John Keble C of E, Stonebridge School. St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School is ranked “Outstanding” on Ofsted ratings. Also, there are some secondary schools in there like the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College (only girls), Newman Catholic College (only boys). They are rated as “Good” by Ofsted.
Leisure and Entertainment
If you like enjoying outdoors at your leisure times and you have kids then “Roundwood Park” in Harlesden could be an amazing option for you. With a wide 26.5 acre park, it has English Heritage grade two listed status. The animals at the wildlife area can attract kids and parents can enjoy their time having a coffee and cake.
Peoples, who like to spend their time with the sport, can go to the gym and spend their evening at Willesden Sports Centre. You can take classes like dojo, play basketball, badminton, and much more.
Also, if you like movies and live stage show then there is a cinema hall in Harlesden called Lexi cinema where you can go. This cinema hall doesn’t show films either but it also you can see the live staged drama and opera.
Also, there are some cultural events you can participate in enlightened your cultural knowledge. There is a beautiful Hindu temple where you can go and find an extraordinary feeling. The garden surrounding this temple, you have to visit at least once. This garden looks so fantastic all over the year.
If you are a tourist and want to explore the beauty of Harlesden, then you can hire a trusted minicab or taxi services like One2onecars. They will help you to explore this wonderful area.