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A Guide to Living in Alperton

Posted October 10, 2023
A Guide to Living in Alperton

In this Alperton area guide, we will cover transport, places to visit, shopping and everything you need to know if you are considering a move to the area.

If you’re considering moving and living in Alperton, you’ll love the blend of different cultures that give this area of London its unique charm.

Alperton is an area in north-west London. It is within the borough of Brent. The postcode for Alperton is HA0, although some surrounding areas may also fall under W5 and W13 postcodes.

Alperton is transforming into a vibrant waterside residential neighbourhood. There are over 6,000 new homes and property planned with plenty of regeneration projects happening. It will benefit from improved infrastructure, including new workspaces and community facilities.

As a local, prepare to enjoy the peaceful walks along the Grand Union Canal that winds its way through Alperton.

You’ll find easy transport links in Alperton; whether it’s hopping on a tube at Alperton Station on the Piccadilly line or grabbing a bus, commute would be a breeze.

Green spaces aren’t lacking either; enjoy blissful afternoons at One Tree Hill Park or Barham Park soaking up some sun or engaging in outdoor activities.

Transport

Tube Stations
Living in Alperton, you will find the most popular means of transportation is the London Underground. Specifically, Alperton Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line offers a reliable and quick way to get around town. Trains typically operate every 5-10 minutes and can take you to Central London in about 30 minutes. Euston Station is also in handy proximity. Whether you’re commuting for work or heading out for some leisurely exploration, the tube offers ease of use with regular train service.

Bus Services
Besides the underground system, you have many bus services running through Alperton that can take you to various parts of London. Major routes like 79, 204 and 297 serve this area well, connecting it with destinations such as Harrow, Wembley and Ealing Broadway. This could be ideal if your journey lies off the tube map or if you simply prefer above-ground travel.

Cycling
If eco-friendliness is your thing and you enjoy a bit more physical activity in your daily commute, then cycling could be an excellent choice. Alperton has dedicated bike lanes making commutes safer and smoother. You can also enjoy Santander Bikes available in the area. The Grand Union Canal which runs close to Alperton has a fantastic cycle path that lets cyclists appreciate beautiful views.

Car
Driving is another option in Alperton. There’s ready access to major roads, including A406 North Circular Road. They easily provide connectivity with other parts of London. However, keep in mind that parking costs apply in most of central London. Parking spots may sometimes prove challenging during peak times.

Walking
Given how many amenities are often close together here, including shops, pubs and restaurants. Walking might suffice for many day-to-day errands without having to hop onto public transport or into the car.

Places to visit

St George’s Church
Majestically standing since the early 20th century. This Grade II listed building offers a blend of historical architecture and a nurturing community spirit. With its Gothic Revival style arches and stained-glass windows.

Alperton Waterside
Situated right at the heart of Alperton, there’s the mesmerising ‘Alperton Waterside.’ This beautifully designed residential area offers peaceful living spaces surrounded by scenic landscapes. It brings an idyllic countryside-like tranquil vibe in tandem with urban grandeur. The Grand Union Canal flows nearby, adding a romantic charm that impresses visitors and locals alike.

Shree Sanatan Hindu Mandir
The Shree Sanatan Hindu Mandir is a masterpiece representing exotic Indian architecture. This stunning Temple serves as a place of worship but also provides educational services about Hindu culture and traditions.

Green Spaces and Parks

Ealing Road Open Space
You feel an immediate sense of calm and tranquillity the moment you step into Ealing Road Open Space. It’s not just a park, but a place where both residents and newcomers meet, mingle and create memories. It features open expanses of greenery that are perfect for picnics with family or friends. There are also dedicated areas for kids to enjoy swing sets, slides and see-saws. This green space is also perfect for your morning jogs or evening strolls. Being near the Grand Union Canal, it provides charming water views that add to its serene environment.

One Tree Hill Recreation Ground
In the heart of Alperton is One Tree Hill Recreation Ground. The name itself hints at its unique feature – a solitary tree standing majestically atop a hill offering panoramic views. This park has plenty of green space for all kinds of outdoor games or simply lying on the grass reading your favourite book. You will thoroughly enjoy the wonderfully laid walking paths which are perfect for dog walkers or enthusiastic hikers.

Tokyngton Park
Step into Tokyngton Park, and you’ll be stepping into one of Alperton’s most vibrant community spaces. It has football pitches, basketball courts, and children’s play areas. It’s always buzzing with activity. But if peace is what you seek, fret not; there are ample quiet corners flanked by beautiful trees where you can appreciate nature in all its glory. The central location makes it an accessible haven amidst the urban rush.

Stonebridge Park
Stonebridge Park in Alperton is a vibrant spot. Nestled within the park’s green expanses, you’ll find the Grand Union Canal running through, adding to its charm. It’s a perfect place for residents and visitors to enjoy walks along the canal path, delve into peaceful book reading or simply revel in nature’s splendour.

Education

Below are some of the primary and secondary schools in and around Alperton that you might want to consider if you have a family. Remember to check the Ofsted website for ratings of their latest inspections.

Alperton Community School (Stanley Avenue, HA0 4JE)
This large-sized secondary school has an age range of 11-18 years.

Lyon Park Primary School (Vincent Road, HA0 4HH)
Accommodating children from ages 3 to 11 years old.

Barham Primary School (Danethorpe Road, HA0 4RQ)
It offers both primary and nursery school facilities for kids aged 3 to 11 years.

Elsley Primary School (Tokyngton Avenue, HA9 6HT)
This mid-size primary school, designed to cater to pupils aged 3-11 years.

Byron Court Primary School (Spencer Road, HA0 3SF)
This larger-than-average primary school that accepts children from ages 3 to 11.

Wembley High Technology College (East Lane, North Wembley, HA9 7DU)
This is a high capacity secondary school and sixth form with an age range of 11-18 years.

Ark Academy Primary and Secondary School (Bridge Road, HA9 9JP)
From ages 3 to eighteen at this through-school that offers ‘all-through’ education.

Shopping

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre is one of your best options if you’re looking for a comprehensive shopping experience. It features over 80 retail shops, ranging from big-name fashion labels and department stores. There is also a selection of supermarkets and specialty stores. You’ll find high street giants like H&M, TK Maxx, and many more. When you need a shopping break, stop in at one of their eateries—an array of cuisines are on offer to suit different palates. Plus, the centre has ample parking space, so you don’t have to worry about where to park your vehicle.

London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park
Feel the excitement as you step into London Designer Outlet located just around three miles from Alperton. It is a paradise for fashion lovers seeking quality items at discounted prices by many designer brands. On top of clothing outlets, there’s also Adidas and Nike Factory stores for sports enthusiasts along with tech retailers such as Sony Centre. After shopping till you drop, enjoy in their cinema or rejuvenate at one of their many eateries, that offer flavours from around the world.

Westfield London
Take yourself on a short trip eastward to one of the largest shopping centres in Europe – Westfield London in White City. Catering to every taste and budget, this sprawling complex boasts luxury boutiques such as Gucci and Prada for times when you feel like splurging; it’s balanced by familiar high-street retailers including Zara, Adidas and Dr Martens. Feeling hungry? There’s an impressive range of dining options available that promise to leave taste buds tingling.

Brent Cross Shopping Centre
To the north lies Brent Cross Shopping Centre—it’s smaller than Westfield but still packs its own punch with over 120 shops under its roof. From heartfelt gifts found at Pandora or Swarovski to cute children outfits within Monsoon Kids. If hunger strikes whilst exploring its alleyways, then relish samples from global kitchens.

Local Areas and Commuting

Wembley
2 miles west, about 10 minutes drive. Known for Wembley Stadium.

Brentford
5 miles south-east, approximately 20 minute drive. Home to London Museum of Water & Steam.

Harrow
6 miles north, around 25 minute drive. Famous for Harrow School and shopping facilities.

Richmond
Roughly 9 miles south, 40 minutes away by car. Noted for its royal park and deer herds.

Kensington
About 7 miles to the south-east, a rough estimate of 35 minutes’ drive. Boasts world-class museums like Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.

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