Willesden in North West London has completely changed in character throughout its history. It was entirely rural until the Metropolitan line arrived in 1879, then it became a popular middle class suburb, and after First World War a working class district. From the Second World War until the present the area has been shaped by immigrants coming from Ireland, the Indian subcontinent as well as Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe. The area is today an inner city suburb with lots of character – not the fanciest ones, but very well connected to the center with affordable rents and a strong sense of community. You will find mainly very attractive Dollies houses from late 19th around Gladstone Park, Victorian houses and less charming but larger 1930 houses in the quiet streets between Dollis Hill and Willesden Green Tube Station. The area is about to gentrified and definitively nice to live in.

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