Wembley Park – A Popular London Location

Why Wembley Park? Lets find out….

Wembley Park is fast becoming another one of Londons most popular, sought after locations to relocate.

Wembley is famously recognised as the location of Wembley Stadium, the home of England’s national football team and the largest stadium by capacity in the UK.  The iconic arch has played host to many sporting events such as the NFL, Premier League, UEFA Champions League Finals, Rugby and Boxing as well as a plethora of music concerts and shows from international performers such as; Fleetwood Mac, Take That, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, BTS (Korean artists), The Who, The Spice Girls, Pink Floyd.

Wembley Park open space – photo credit Flanagan Lawrence

But Wembley is much more than a stadium, it’s also the home to a world-famous cultural neighbourhood – Wembley Park.  A tree lined boulevard decorates open space for residents and guests who live, work, entertain and shop here.  A professional and family orientated community take advantage of a newly transformed social space, spanning 85 acres.  There’s an all-weather play park for children too.  The core purpose behind the regeneration of the area is to create a vibrant and welcoming place where people want to spend their time, a precious commodity, whether for pleasure or purpose. 

Food and Retail Park

Photo credit Retail Gazette

Boxpark Wembley offers modern street food, events and leisure facilities.  A diverse selection of eateries offers food from Indian and Thai to Caribbean and American grill.  A popular weekly food market offers fresh cooked lunches to the local residents and office workers.  Timeout explains the pop-up malls main hall has ‘a 2,000-capacity covered events space to host concerts, markets and sports screenings. It is coupled up with a games bar, Playbox, complete with shuffleboard, ping-pong, pool and table football, and a separate 300-person venue called Beatbox. Basically, it’s huge, and filled with fun.’ 

The London Designer outlet offers up to 70% off designer brands, over 70 retails outlets, a 9-screen cinema, and more than 25 restaurants and coffee shops too.  All in all, gastronomes, shoppers and social enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice.

London Designer Retail Park – photo credit Realm Ltd

History

According to the Londonist, ‘Wembley is one of London’s most historic places and in fact its name can be traced back to the early middle ages.  Wemba was the name of the local landholder.  The second part is from the Old English word ley, meaning a clearing or meadow’. Wembley Park was created in the late 18th century by the Landscape architect, Humphrey Repton who describes the site as “a most beautiful spot near Harrow”.

Reasons to reside

The northwest London area of Wembley and Wembley Park combines suburban housing, pockets of green space and industrial developments enveloped by the M40 Motorway and an intrinsic transport infrastructure.  Characterised by post war buildings and contemporary new build developments the wider area offers a variety of property to buy or rent.

Photo credit Flanagan Lawrence

Two to four-bedroom houses in the area range from £425,000 – £1.4m.  One to three-bedroom apartments including those on new build developments will cost around £300,000 to £720,000.  Ex council flats with one or two bedrooms cost around £190,000 to £350,000. 

Education

The schools in the area are also of a great standard.  Ofsted reported Elsley Primary School as ‘good’ and Oakington Manor Primary as ‘outstanding’.  Ark Elvin Secondary School also achieved a ‘good’ report from Ofsted.  The Lycee International de Londres – Winston Churchill is a modern, bilingual and dynamic school with strong academic credentials and received the ‘outstanding’ status from Ofsted in March 2019.

Transport Links

Wembley Park is served by the Wembley Park Underground Station, Wembley Stadium Station and Wembley Central and has a great transport links into central London.  Baker Street can be reached in 12 minutes via the Underground, Bond Street and Kings Cross in 19 minutes via the Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines.  Access to the M40 can have you heading out of London towards the countryside in minutes.

Please contact TTA Relocation if you would like any assistance and information on moving to the area.

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