Kingsbury Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Kingsbury, North West London

Exceptional4.3

Living in Kingsbury

A quiet North West London suburb, Kingsbury's appeals are many, but are mainly family-orientated. This area isn't a destination for nightlife, but those looking for a relatively affordable place to settle with loads of green and open space on the doorstep should look no further. Likewise, families searching for good schools will find them in Kinsbury. The area is well connected, though it is Zone 4, and the rate of car ownership in the area is fairly high.

Ratings

Exceptional4.3

Community

There are a lot of families living in this area. It is a multicultural neighbourhood, and has large Asian and Irish communities. There are community groups and activities, many of which cater to children and families. 

Safety

Kingsbury is a safe place to live. The 2014/2015 crime rates and violence against the person rates for the wards that comprise the neighbourhood are lower than the London average. The overall area has average crime, according to the Met police website, with pockets of low or no crime and no high crime hotspots nearby. Harrow appeared on Movebubble's 2014 list of the six safest places to live in London, which was compiled based on Met police data. 

Parking

For London, this is an easy and cheap place to park a car. The rate of car ownership in this area is fairly high, with an average of more than one car per household. The area has good road links, especially to the M1. 

Nightlife

The area has a selection of restaurants and pubs, but is fairly quiet. For Zone 4, the area is well-served by buses, including night buses, for late-night travel into areas with more going on at night.

Family Friendly

Kingsbury is definitely a family area. A quiet suburb, Kingsbury's amenities are family orientated. The neighbourhood has a varied selection of great schools, including being near the famed Harrow School. There are also numerous green, open spaces, including Fryent Country Park and Roe Green Park - the latter of which has a children's play area. There is a range of property types available here, including family homes. 

Pet Friendly

The area is pretty densely populated, and the property ranges from flats to family homes. However, there is abundant green, open space nearby, including Fryent Country Park and Roe Green Park. This would be a good place to own a dog. 

Transport

Kingsbury Station (Zone 4) is on the Jubillee Line. Colindale Station (Zone 4) is on the Northern Line. The area is well-served by buses, including night buses. The area has good road links, especially to the M1.