London Area Guides
Harlesden Area Guide
Our area guide to Harlesden gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include NW10
NW10 covers a large area to the outskirts of north west London. Harlesden town centre is only about five miles north west of the West End.
Property Types & Architecture
This area has an eclectic mix of housing, but Harlesden can boost some large Edwardian style family houses along with some attractive Victorian terraces
Shopping & Entertainment
The High Street has fairly extensive shopping facilities along with Neasden Lane North and Willesden High Street.
This area does have some clubs and pubs, but the West End is nearby for more choice.
Parks & Commons
Roundwood Park is a very attractive open space and the Grand Union Canal passes through the southern part of NW10 providing an attractive walk.
Who lives here?
This is a hugely diverse area which includes: West Indians, Asians, Portugese and Irish communities.
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Schools in Harlesden & Exam Results
Schools in Harlesden fall under the Brent Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Harlesden by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Harlesden
Harlesden Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Harlesden area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Harlesden Local Authorities
Harlesden is is represented by Brent Council, Ealing Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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