Brent is sitting in the north-western part of the English capital and it is an Outer London borough. Even though it has the fame of being the most ethnically diverse patch of land in London, the borough offers a unique selection of landmarks. That may not be so uncommon for the UK capital but the fact that the Borough of Brent lacks the typical for London leafy streets and lush open green spaces is quite unusual. This, however, does not mean that locals don’t enjoy access to big and well-maintained parks. And in case you need any proof of that, here are some popular parks and green open spaces that can be found in the Borough of Brent:
- Roundwood Park
- Gladstone Park
- Roe Green Park
- Fryent Country Park
- Preston Park
- Barham Park
Landmarks you won’t find anywhere else
There are plenty of attractions to explore in London but many of those which you can find in the Borough of Brent can be best described as one-of-a-kind. Wembley Park HA9, for example, is home to the so-called Wembley complex which includes Wembley Stadium and SSE Arena. The former is the biggest football stadium in England and it has a capacity 90,000 seats. SSE Arena, on the other hand, is one of the most iconic event and concert venues in the English capital.
Even though Wembley Park is located in the centre of the borough, its popularity is rather new-found. Thanks to the major redevelopment projects which were carried out in the area, this district is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The good location of Wembley Park and the presence of hot sport and entertainment venues on its territory have resulted in the opening of many great restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. The area even has a community space called the Yellow Pavilion where locals can participate in over 20 activities every single week that include everything from sports, art classes and various other workshops.
Kingsbury NW9 has even more unique sites. The most notable of them is the Hindu temple Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury. It is located on Kingsbury Road and it is the main Mandir temple in south England. Another rare landmark in the area is the Old St Andrew Church which is the only Grade I listed building in the Borough of Brent.
Brent is a diverse borough in general but Tokyngton has such a multicultural population that it surpasses the standards in the area. This neighbourhood is inhabited by people who originally came from India, Poland, the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Nepal, Pakistan and many other countries. And yet, if you ask a local to name the area in which they are living, they will probably say anything else but Tokyngton. This neighbourhood is often called Monks Park, Oakington, Wembley, Stonebridge… practically anything but Tokyngton. Possibly that has something to do with the fact that local street signs rarely say Tokyngton.
Kenton is also very ethnically diverse and it has a big Asian community. That is why you can find a good selection of Asian restaurants in the area but there are also a few quite traditional places where you can grab a bite in Kenton. If you go to Windermere Avenue, you will be able to see The Windermere. This is a public house which, despite being established not long ago (in 1938), is a Grade II listed building. Another Kenton pub which is worth seeing is The Plough. It welcomed its first customers at some point in the 18th century and that makes it the oldest public house in the borough.
Both Tokyngton and Kenton are very quiet and pleasant districts. Families who want to relocate to the area can easily book an insured team of movers in Kenton HA3 or to use Andy Removals’ comprehensive moving home service in Tokyngton HA9. Get a custom-tailored quote and you will reduce your costs considerably.
Serene but buzzing
Most districts in Brent are very peaceful. Nevertheless, the overall vibe in the borough is incredibly lively. Queen’s Park, for instance, is a district that hosts a number of annual festivals and it has two high streets, resulting in an impressive choice of top quality cafes, pubs, restaurants and stores. They are also various professional service providers in the area among which are trained movers in Queen’s Park NW6.