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Tel code: 0208 | code search
Postcode: NW10 | code search
Population: 12200
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Birthplace of:
Shane Richie
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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As was so often the story the once rural community of Harlesden was drawn into the capital’s sprawling grasp by the grown of the great city outwards and the 19th century development of improved transportation links. These made it easier for the middle classes to commute, and the operation of the railways in particular necessitated the building of hosing for the network’s workers. The interwar years saw Harlesden become an increasingly industrial area, with a huge industrial estate on its doorstep with food factories of significance built there. Again in common with many other areas following WWII Harlesden saw several waves of immigration, bringing people of Irish origin, then from the Caribbean, the Indian sub-continent, and latterly Africa, Brazil and Portugal, making the area a vibrant multi-cultural one with a name for sporting connections – especially boxing – and musical innovation, Joe Strummer a noted one-time resident. Harlesden is today following the trend of gentrification that has been changing the face of outlying areas of the capital over recent decades, bringing an influx of young families attracted by the solid Victorian housing stock and the easy commute via Harlesden Station on the Bakerloo Line and London Overground.


Furness Primary School
Harlesden Primary School
John Keble CofE Primary School

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Holiday Inn Express Park Royal (1.08 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Park Royal
The Holiday inn Express Park Royal is ideal for business and leisure travelers, offering the convenience of location to London Heathrow Airport and Central London. Access to London's public transport system is readily available with ... More | visit website
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Travelodge London Park Royal (1.57 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Bridge Park Hotel (1.60 miles)

Bridge Park Hotel

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Enjoy comfort, hospitality, and convenience at an ideal location. Easy access to business, shopping and entertainment centers. Facilities include Free ample car park, Hotel bar, Sky Sport, dining & Room service, ... More

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Abbey Point Cafe and B&B (1.60 miles)

Abbey Point Cafe and B&B
Abbey point a new concept in budget accommodation in London. Located ideally Abbey Point is ten minutes from the centre of London but also ten minutes away from the outskirts. Abbey Point sets a new ... More | visit website
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A to Z Hotel (1.83 miles)

A to Z Hotel
A Warm and Friendly Welcome awaits you at A to Z hotel, where staff will provide you with the quality service you need. The Hotel is a newly refurbished, comfortable, convenient and affordable budget hotel ... More | visit website
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Portobello House (1.85 miles)

Portobello House
The Historic Landmark that is the chic Portobello House Hotel has 12 brand new totally re-designed charming boutique bedrooms, with a Felliniesque cocktail bar and gourmet bistro. Portobello house welcomes people from all around the world with a ... More | visit website
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Cricklewood Lodge Hotel (1.86 miles)

Cricklewood Lodge Hotel
Cricklewood Lodge is your London home away from home as we offer cosy accommodation with a friendly family atmosphere. Our recently refurbished hotel includes a wide variety of rooms with both ensuite and shared facilites. ... More | visit website
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London Guest House (1.87 miles)

London Guest House

London Guest House is a brand new development right in the heart of West London. It is a friendly, family run bed and breakfast.

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Crown Moran Hotel (1.92 miles)

Crown Moran Hotel

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Located in northwest London, just 15 minutes from the west end by bus or tube, this striking hotel adjoins a very famous grade II listed Victorian pub via a steel ... More | visit website

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The Black Lion (2.02 miles)

The Black Lion

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Welcome to Blacklion Guesthouse. The Black Lion Guesthouse is a beautiful period building based in Kilburn North West London. It combines a bar and restaurant downstairs with stunning features and ... More

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