Local area guide

Living in Cricklewood

Thinking about moving to Cricklewood? 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 Cricklewood

Why Cricklewood is a good place to live

Cricklewood offers a great living experience thanks to its historic appeal, green spaces and strong transport links.

Moving to Cricklewood feels like stepping back in time as its streets are filled with grand homes from the Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s eras.

It’s also nestled close to the Mapesbury conservation area, a charming spot perfect for outdoor exploring or opera in the summer.

For those who enjoy a leisurely stroll or a family picnic, the area offers beautiful green spaces like Gladstone Park and Clitterhouse Recreation Ground.

When it comes to commuting, Cricklewood has you covered with its well-connected transport links, including the Thameslink to central London and proximity to the M1 motorway.

What's Cricklewood famous for?

Cricklewood is famous for its aviation history linked to Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

The area's well-preserved Clayton Crown Hotel deserves a special mention, reflecting not just beautiful architecture but also the area's vibrant social scene.

And music fans will be intrigued to know that David Bowie used a Stylophone that was manufactured in Cricklewood for his hit 'Space Oddity'.

Things to do in Cricklewood

For those looking for things to do in Cricklewood, you won’t be disappointed. From the stunning panoramic views from Gladstone Park to hearty meals at The Beaten Docket on Cricklewood Broadway, the area keeps its residents entertained.

Another enriching experience is the local arts scene, where you can pop into the Kiln Theatre, host to numerous productions and cultural events.

Not only that, but you can experience the quiet charm of Mapesbury Dell, an award-winning spot maintained by locals that’s perfect for picnics or immersing yourself in the beauty of nature.

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Properties currently for sale in Cricklewood

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Transport in Cricklewood

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

Local connections

National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Willesden Green
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Dollis Hill
1 miles / 1.6 km
West Hampstead Thameslink
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km

Schools in Cricklewood

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

Education in Cricklewood

Anson Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Agnes' Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)
Hampstead School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Mora Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
The Mulberry House School
Ages: 2 - 7 years old
Childs Hill Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old

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