The name Wembley, part of the London Borough of Brent, is taken from the Old English name “Wemba” and “Lea” for meadow or clearing. With gorgeous greens, countryside areas like Fryent Country Park, excellent transport connections catering to the Wembley Park complex, and a dramatic regeneration programme seeing new housing and large shopping centres like The London Designer Outlet, Wembley is reconnecting with its historical roots and becoming an attractive place to buy a new home. Here is your guide to Wembley’s choice of green spaces and the convenient transport connections that make the area a promising location for first time buyers and families looking to buy in North London.
Tired of London, tired of life?
When Samuel Johnson wrote in 1777, ‘To be tired of London is to be tired of life’, London’s population wasn’t half what it is today; the M4 was merely a route for droving livestock and signal failures often came from sleepy horse and trap drivers. So one can be forgiven for thinking London life is at its best when finding a place to settle which has quick access to the centre and quick access to leave for somewhere a little quieter.
Sudbury Town and Sudbury and Harrow Town stations are served by the Piccadilly Line and Chilterns Railway meaning locals are positioned to take advantage of fast, convenient connections to central London, including Covent Garden, Marylebone and Kings Cross St Pancras, as well as handy day trip locations to take the kids, like Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon, as well as Oxford and Warwick.
Check the Chilterns Railway website for a handy list of events and attractions along its network.
Green spaces to walk the dog and tire out the toddlers
Barham Park – Just a 6 minute walk* from Parkside Place
This 10.5 hectare green space in Sudbury Town close to Sudbury Town underground station has ample family events throughout the year. Brent Diwali takes place at Barham Park every autumn, which gives children a wonderful opportunity to experience something unique through the sights and sounds of the Indian festival of light.
Fryent Country Park – Just an 18 minute cycle from Parkside Place
With 103 hectares of traditional Middlesex countryside and a designated nature reserve, Fryent Country Park is an ideal get away for the whole family with rivers, hills and ample opportunities for wildlife spotting.
Elsewhere, Brent River Park off Monks Park is a great spot to walk the dog and unwind from the pace of London life.
Parkside Place – Four bedroom Shared Ownership family homes coming soon
Parkside Place is a fabulous development of 17 one and two bedroom Shared Ownership homes. With stunning four bedroom homes on the way, this could be an ideal location to raise a family. Each home has been thoughtfully designed with flexible light filled living spaces, contemporary interiors and oak flooring throughout.
*Distance taken from Google Maps