Harlesden is a part of the borough of Brent and is one of the most popular locations in London for a taste of the Caribbean. Harlesden began life as a little village but when the railway line was built, development followed. A number of modern industries replaced the farmlands of old, including one of the biggest industrial estates in the world at Park Royal. Harlesden has a largely multi-cultural population and boasts sights like the Music House for Children and the PM Gallery and House.
Harlesden has numerous counselling services, playschools and community centres in the area but the major office spaces are taken up by healthcare equipment manufacturers & suppliers, builders, furnishing suppliers, and designers. Makro, Enotria World Wine, Diageo Plc and Gormley Masonry Services Ltd are examples of businesses which can be found in this area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Harlesden is home to Vue Westfield a massive multiplex cinema as well as Rough Trade West and O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which both offer excellent live music performances. Wembley Stadium is a short distance from the main tube station in Harlesden while Laugh is a popular comedy club in the area. Restaurants line the streets in Harlesden with some great cuisine from around the world. The aptly named Number One Cafť serves the best Thai food in the area while Sakonis is a great place to try out some Italian dishes. Princess Victoria is a popular gastro-pub where you can enjoy a modern version of English pub grub, while the Sushi Hiro is all about Japanese food at its finest.
The bus service in Harlesden is very good, as is the taxi availability in the area. For overground rail travellers, the Acton mainline railway station is within easy reach. The London underground can be accessed from both Harlesden and Willesden Junction tube stations.