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Nestled in a buzzing cosmopolitan corner of North West London, The Verge Apartments combine the relaxation of neighbouring some fantastic green spaces with the convenience of excellent transport links into Central London.
The green heart of the area, Gladstone Park, puts almost. 100 acres of outstanding open space directly on your doorstep It’s just as popular with those looking to use its varied sports facilities as it is with those just wanting to enjoy a relaxing stroll. There’s a bowling green, tennis courts, a rugby pitch, a pond, a rose terrace and walled garden, an art gallery and a café to explore. Plus it’s been given a Green Flag Award. Go to the top of the park’s hill and on a clear day, you’ll be bowled over with views of Wembley Stadium, Parliament, The City, the London Eye and the Shard. If you prefer small and bijou, The Mapesbury Dell is a hidden gem of a park between the homes of the Mapesbury Conservation Area. It’s a lovely secluded spot which even some of the locals don’t know about!
For those seeking the tranquility of being near the water’s edge, a little further on from Gladstone Park is the Brent Reservoir, popularly known as the Welsh Harp. Built in 1835 to supply the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals, today much of its shoreline is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and it’s home to a number of sailing clubs.
Whether you’re heading into or out of town, you couldn’t be better placed. There’s Willesden Bus Garage just five minutes away — it’s a hub for getting everywhere and anywhere. If you prefer two wheels to four, there’s the cycle superhighway which runs from Gladstone Park through to Regent’s Park.
There’s the Jubilee Line into town and to Wembley Stadium and Arena, the Thameslink at Cricklewood, which will speed you to St Pancras and the heart of the City, or the Overground service from Brondesbury Park, which can take you west to Richmond, or east to Hampstead, and beyond to The Olympic Park. By car, there’s direct access to the M1 for the North of England and Luton Airport, and the A40 for the West and Heathrow Airport. By train, the Jubilee Line from Willesden Green gives easy access to the West End, Canary Wharf, London City Airport and the O2 Arena.
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There’s plenty of options for those seeking a culture fix. The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn is a local venue with an international vision, which has a reputation for bringing unheard voices into the mainstream.
Or there’s The Lexi Cinema, a great indie venue entirely run by volunteers, where all the proceeds go to charity. Catch a mainstream movie, or one of their theatre live streams.
There are plenty of green spaces for al fresco activities to raise the heartbeat. Whether it’s sailing on the Welsh Harp Reservoir, or one of the running clubs or council-run fitness programmes in Gladstone Park — or perhaps just simply finding your own space for a run, jog or even some tai-chi within its massive open spaces.
Plus there are all of the usual big-brand health clubs nearby — Virgin Health, Nuffield Health and Willesden Sports Centre — if you prefer a more formal fitness atmosphere.
If you enjoy foraging for gastronomic delights, you will certainly be spoilt for choice. There are dozens of world-food delis, butchers, bakers, and coffee shops to be found. You’ll find top-notch ingredients and the best local produce in North West London at O’Farrell’s butcher — all the meat is free range, and they sell the best steak you’ll ever taste.
For dining out, you can’t go wrong at pubs such as the Queensbury or restaurants such as Sanzio, which specialises in ‘secret recipe’ Southern Italian favourites.
You’re moments from some of London’s largest shopping centres at Brent Cross, the Wembley Designer Outlet and of course, Westfield. All of the high street favourites can be found there along with hundreds of designer boutiques and a smörgåsbord of restaurants.
If you prefer a gentle rummage to a full-on retail extravaganza, try Willesden Salvage — with everything from fireplaces to travel trunks, it’s ideal for finding ‘that perfect something’ with which to personalise your new home.