Hendon Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Hendon, North West London

Exceptional4.6

Living in Hendon

Hendon is an area with a lot on offer: good transport links, green and open spaces, and great shopping and leisure facilities. This neighbourhood particularly attracts families, who come in search of family homes and good schools and find them here. Known for its large Jewish community as well as its significant Indian community, this is also a cosmopolitan and diverse suburb. 

Ratings

Exceptional4.6

Community

Hendon is a multicultural neighbourhood with a very large Jewish community. There are a lot of families living in Hendon, as well as many groups and activities targeted to them. Residents say this area has a true community feel. 

Safety

Both the 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate were lower in Hendon than in London overall. The Met police lists Hendon and the wider surrounding area as having 'average' crime. There is a police college in Hendon. 

Parking

Parking in Hendon is relatively easy and affordable. The rate of car ownership in this area is fairly high, with about one car per household. Hendon has excellent road links, as it is situated along the M1 and the North Circular. This is one of the better places in London to own a car. 

Nightlife

Hendon has a good selection of pubs and restaurants, and even a bar and club or two. There are good transport links to places with busier nightlife, including night buses. 

Family Friendly

There is a very good selection of high-performing schools in Hendon, including private Jewish schools and a prep school. Much of the property available is spacious, and offers a garden. Hendon Park, Brent Park, Sunny Hill Park, the Windsor Open Space, and the Copthall Playing Fields are all at your doorstep. The largest age group in Hendon is under 20 years old. 

Pet Friendly

Hendon Park, Brent Park, Sunny Hill Park, the Windsor Open Space...there is an abundance of green and open space in this area of London. Much of the property available is spacious, and offers a garden. This would be a great place to own a dog. 

Transport

Hendon Central station is located in Zone 3/4, and is on the Northern Line. Hendon railway station provides Thameslink services. The area is very well served by local buses, including 24/7 buses. Hendon has excellent road links, as it is situated along the M1 and the North Circular.