If you’re looking for new London areas to explore this summer, the London Borough of Brent surely deserves your attention. It is famous for being home to Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, as well as a number of other attractions:
- BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
- Kiln Theatre
- Lexi Cinema
- London Designer Outlet (LDO)
- Roundwood Park
- The Tricycle
- Welsh Harp Reservoir, and many more.
Easily accessible from the West End via the Bakerloo and Jubilee lines, Brent also boasts some top cultural attractions and historic sites, shopping destinations and amazing spots for having a cup of tea or dining. Find out why Brent has become one of the most interesting tourist destinations and make sure you put it on your visit list.
Explore Neasden Temple
Neasden Temple, also known as BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, is one of the largest Hindu temples outside India and a true architectural gem admired by anyone driving down Brentfield Road off the North Circular or visiting its permanent exhibition called “Understanding Hinduism”. One can only admire its exquisite workmanship that cost around £12 million. It was built from Italian marble and carved Bulgarian limestone. Admission is free every day from 9.00am to 6.00pm. Also, the nearby area is well-known for offering outstanding removal services. Book a reliable man and van in Church End NW10 and move with no hassle.
Pictured: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden
Visit the home of English football
Go behind the scenes of the UK’s largest sports and music venue and one of the most famous stadiums in the world, the Wembley Stadium. First-class viewing from every seat is not limited only to that. All events in this magnificent stadium are top notch, including annual visits from the NFL, concerts and other entertainment programmes. Explore the Dressing Rooms, Players’ Tunnel, the Press Conference Room and the historic Royal Box and learn why more than 2 million people visit it every year. Additionally, know that should you need to hire the most affordable man and van in Brent Park NW10, you won’t waste your time.
Catch a movie at the Lexi Cinema
Lexi Cinema is a local digital picture house that will thrill you not only because you will enjoy the surroundings while enjoying blockbusters, arthouse and foreign films but also because every penny you spend goes to charity (eco-village Sustainability Institute in South Africa). The cinema also hosts a cosy bar. In case you have just moved to Harlesden, it will take you only 5 minutes to get to the cinema. Also, note that you can find an accredited and licensed man and van in Harlesden NW10.
Get designers clothes at favourable prices
You can easily find designer bargains in Brent. All you have to do is visit the London Designer Outlet (LDO) where you can shop designer clothes including Guess, Kurt Geiger, Jack Wills, Nike, Lee, Superdry, Hamleys, Clarks, Lindt, etc. You can also enjoy numerous restaurants and coffee shops in this shopping mall. It also offers 9-screen Cineworld and a play park. It is located within Wembley Park, next to world-famous Wembley Stadium.
Discover a secret garden
Get away from the city hassle and dip in the magical garden called Mapesbury Dell. This award-winning park is ideal for families with children as it has a great play area for children with a rustic wooden pirate ship, stunning gardens, a pond, green lawns for picnics and others. Attend some of the annual events such as the Wild Day in the summer, a Midsummer Open Air Opera Evening, Gardening Club, festive fun and carol-singing at Christmas, and many more. And the best part is that all events have free admission. This area in Brent is also known for other things. Did you know that the most reputable man and van in Dollis Hill NW2 can be found here?
See a play in the Tricycle
Brent is the most culturally diverse borough in London and this diversity is perfectly seen through the Tricycle. Also known as the Kiln Theatre, it is famous for showcasing the rich multiculturalism of the community and provoking debates due to tackling current affairs in its plays. Besides seeing extraordinary and bold plays, you can also catch a movie in its incorporated cinema or have a coffee in its café.