Following the administrative reforms of 1965, the territory of London was divided into 32 areas called boroughs. Every single one of the London boroughs, no matter whether we are talking about the Central or Greater London parts has its own character that is unique. When choosing which borough to pick up to relocated to, you should take into consideration those different traits.
The London Borough of Brent
Located in north-west London, Brent is neither among the biggest nor the most populous among the London boroughs. At the present moment 320 762 people live in Brent on a territory that totals 43.24 square kilometres. The area is very well connected to Central London, including via a number of busy train and tube stations such as:
- Alperton tube station
- Brondesbury railway station
- Brondesbury Park railway station
- Dollis Hill tube station
- Harlesden station
- Kensal Green station
- Queensbury tube station
- Queen’s Park station
- South Kenton station
- Wembley Park tube station
- Wembley Stadium railway station
- Willesden Green tube station
Four major areas in Brent
The borough is a mix of residential developments of both urban and suburban character, as well as commercial and retail areas. Brent is a pretty busy place because of this, as well as due to its closeness to Central London. This can be perfectly illustrated by a quick overview of some of the most important areas that are to be found here today.
Kensal Green NW10, NW6 is located right on the border between Brent and Kensington and Chelsea. It is a residential area that is quite near Central London, and as you can imagine, it is a pretty fashionable place to live in. In addition to the many residential properties that are to be found on its territory, Kensal Green is famed for being home to a large number of independent boutiques, as well as cafes and bars that make the area an attractive night-life entertainment location. Emslie Horniman Park, Queens Park Gardens and several other open green spaces that are to be found in Kensal Green offer locals and visitors with great opportunities for sports and recreational activities that we encourage you to check out when you have some free time in the area. Kensal Green station, Kensal Rise railway station and Willesden Junction station all operate in the vicinity of the area.
Kenton HA3 is actually a place divided between Brent and a neighbouring borough – that of Harrow. The first time the name of the area was recorded was in 1232. Today the main artery of the district is of course Kenton Road, where the majority of the big stores, cafes and bars, as well as several nice independent retailers are to be found. The majority of the housing here was developed in the period between the two world wars – much in the fashion it happened with many places in Greater London.
Kingsbury NW9 takes its name from the old English phrase for “Manor of the King”. Today it is among the best residential areas of the London Borough of Brent. Much in the vein and traditions of metropolitan London, Kingsbury is a very green location. A quarter of the whole territory of the district is covered by the Fryent Country Park. The character of the rest of the area is quite mixed – there are both high-rise urban parts and typical suburbia to be found across Kingsbury, which means that there is something up to anyone’s taste here.
Kilburn NW6, the last of the four major districts in Brent that we are going to pay attention to here, is pretty much the same. The only difference is that a small portion of Kilburn is also administratively considered to be part of Westminster. The very central location of Kilburn makes the area popular with tourists. A contributing factor to that trend is also the presence of a number of fashionable landmarks here. Kilburn High Road is not only a big commercial street, but it is also the successor of one of the oldest roads in London, built in Roman times. The Gaumont State Cinema was once the biggest purpose built cinema in Europe, and the Tricycle Theatre contributes greatly to the culture of London.