Neasden Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Neasden, North West London

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Living in Neasden

Neasden is a vibrant, multicultural London suburb. Though once thought of as a gritty area, it has been the beneficiary of a lot of revitalisation funding from Brent Council in recent years. But aside from that, the neighbourhood has always had some particularly lovely attractions, including large open spaces like the Brent Reservoir and the recreation grounds. Located in Zone 3 and with good transport links - and property prices that count for a bargain in London - Neasden is an appealing area for people of all kinds. 

Ratings

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Community

Neasden is an exceptionally multicultural and diverse area. There is a notable Hindu community in the area, and the Neasden Temple is a must-visit. 

Safety

The 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate were both somewhat lower than the rates for London overall. Crime in this area is average, but there is an area of above average crime around the IKEA in Brent Park (near Neasden Station) and a high crime hotspot around Wembley Stadium. 

Parking

Parking isn't too difficult or expensive here. Slightly more people own cars in this area than the London average, at nearly one car per household. Neasden is located on the North Circular, and is a short distance away from the M1. 

Nightlife

Neasden has a good assortment of bars and pubs. There are good transport links to other areas, including night buses, for everything else. 

Family Friendly

Neasden is a good family area. There is a good selection of family homes in this area, many of which are semi-detached Thirties houses, and a good amount of choice in schools, including a Montessori school. A slightly higher number of children aged 0-15 live in this area than in London as a whole. There is an abundance of green, open space in this area, including the Neasden Recreation Ground, Gladstone Park, and the Brent Reservoir. 

Pet Friendly

There are many larger, semi-detached family homes in Neasden, and there is an abundance of green, open space in this area - including the Neasden Recreation Ground, Gladstone Park, and the Brent Reservoir. This would be a good place to own a dog. 

Transport

Neasden station and Dollis Hill (Zone 3) are on the Jubilee Line. Wembley Park (Zone 4) is on the Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines. The area is well served by local buses, including night buses. Neasden is located on the North Circular, and is a short distance away from the M1.