Queen's Park lies between the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Brent. Developed in the late 19th century, the park was named after Queen Victoria after she attended The Royal Agricultural Show held in the park - hence the name The Queen's Park.
The park itself opened in 1887 and is run by the Corporation of London and now contains a highly popular café, tennis courts, pitch & putt golf course, playground with childrens’ swimming pool, a beach play area and a small petting zoo - which is why the area is hugely popular with families. It provides a place for locals to go and relax, walk their dogs, listen to music events, run, unwind in the nature reserve area and exercise.
The cosmopolitan Salusbury road boasts many shops, eateries - including Milk Beach, Carmel, LINO, Cafe Jack's, Gail’s, The Salusbury, Bob’s Café, The Alice House and recreational facilities, including the popular Farmers’ Market every Sunday. Similarly, local amenities are in abundance on the Kilburn High Road which is a short distance. A range of primary and secondary, state and private schools can be found in the locale. The area is served by numerous bus and rail links, including (Zone 2) Bakerloo, Jubilee and Overground Lines, providing easy access to central London. Westfield and Brent Cross shopping centres are a short car drive away.
Queen’s Park is a Conservation Area offering late Victorian and Edwardian houses. Large semi-detached, terraced houses and converted flats dominate this area. As the area has regenerated over the years, Queen’s Park has seen an influx of families and media types, considerably boosting property prices. The Salusbury Road Primary School and the Queen’s Park Community School offering excellent education for both primary and senior schools - all within easy walking distance for the local residents.
In September, the Queen’s Park Residents Association hosts the annual Queen’s Park Day. The popular literary Queen’s Park Book Festival is also held at the same time with a host of authors from around the area. Both events see the local community coming together to enjoy a day out in the park for all the family. With its flourishing young vibrant community, and village-like atmosphere, Queen’s Park has become one of the most desirable addresses in North West London.