Local area guide

Living in Brent

Thinking about moving to Brent? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Brent

Why Brent is a good place to live

Living in Brent is a wonderful experience due to its refreshing diversity and myriad of attractions. With seamless transport links to the heart of London and beyond, it's a wonderful place to live and commute from. There's an atmospheric mixture of marketplaces like Wembley and the regally lined shops at Queen’s Park which make shopping in Brent an adventure. If you're a big fan of gastronomy, there's no shortage of restaurants that present a true reflection of Brent's rich culinary offering with favourites such as Vijay India and Palm Beach waiting to serenade your taste buds. An array of tailored walking routes and fourteen outdoor gyms exist to satisfy your fitness needs. Living in Brent also means having easy access to nature, with Fryent Country Park serving as a fantastic green refuge within the borough. Schools known for their academic brilliance are also found in Brent, making it enticing for families.

What's Brent famous for?

Brent is famous for hosting England’s beloved football and music mecca - Wembley Stadium. Capable of accommodating about 90,000 people, it's a genuine marvel that has shaped many iconic moments throughout football and music history. Another point of interest is the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, also known as the Neasden Temple, a culturally significant site that marks Brent's rich and diverse Indian heritage.

Things to do in Brent

There's certainly no shortage of things to do in Brent. You could soak in an action-packed football match or star-studded music concert at Wembley Stadium or choose to engage in artful performances ranging from drama, comedy to musicals at the Tricycle Theatre. If you're a movie enthusiast, Cineworld has got you covered with box office hits. Nature lovers are well-catered for too, with green spaces like Fryent Country Park providing an escape from city life, or taking advantage of walking routes endowed by the local council. Whether you're a dedicated foodie or shopaholic, the high streets of Brent brim with bustling restaurants and shops to pique your interest.

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Properties currently for sale in Brent

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Brent

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Brent.

Local connections

Brent Cross
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Hendon Central
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Hendon
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Golders Green
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Cricklewood
National Rail
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
Colindale
1.9 miles / 3.1 km

Schools in Brent

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Brent.

Education in Brent

Mapledown School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Whitefield School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
WENTWORTH COLLEGE
Ages: 14 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Peninim
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2021)
Hasmonean Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Wessex Gardens Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)

Local pubs in Brent

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  • Bodhran

    London NW4

    Friendly local pub in Hendon Central directly opposite Hendon underground station,large selection of beers,wines & spirits. Open until 1am Friday & Saturday.

  • Refectory

    London NW11

    The Refectory, now a public house, was opened February 1916, and is thought to by some to be the first ever restaurant to have its kitchens entirely powered with electricity.

  • Claddagh Ring

    London NW4

    The Claddagh Ring was redesigned in 2005 into one of London's most modern Irish pubs.