4 star modern hotel
142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, NW2 3EDShow on map
"Traditional good service in a beautiful Victorian building with ultra modern interior design" The Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood, North West London, has ultra-modern design features and offers service with... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
57 CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY, Cricklewood, NW2 3JXShow on map
The Windmill pub in North West London is a great place to stay for those people looking for a more authentic experience of the city; a little something different away from the tourist hotels, in an area of... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
64-76 Hendon Way, Brent Cross, NW2 2NLShow on map
The Best Western Palm Hotel is an exceedingly affordable and reliably comfortable three-star chain hotel in Hendon, north London, in a quiet, green, largely residential district. Situated in between Brent... Read More »
274 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1LJShow on map
"a very pleasant area of North London, which has retained its village feel" West Hampstead is a very pleasant area of North London, which has retained its village feel, setting it aside from the hustle and... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
291 West End Lane, Hampstead, NW6 1RDShow on map
"seriously low priced apartments in an upmarket London area" Staying in a serviced apartment in London offers you the chance to live like one of the locals in some of the most desirable areas of London, where... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
274 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, NW6 2BYShow on map
Found in North London’s young and trendy Kilburn, The Black Lion Guesthouse is a stunning period building which combines a bar, restaurant, exciting venue and upstairs guesthouse. Set in a Grade II... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
198 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1SGShow on map
"Just 5 minutes from West Hampstead station" North London has many pleasant neighbourhoods and West Hampstead is one of the typically affluent, historic and picturesque areas of this quarter of the city.... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
Tilling Road, Brent Cross, NW2 1LPShow on map
The Brent Cross Holiday Inn, located at the start of the M1 motorway affords visiting business delegates, conference attendees and tourists alike superb transport links both in and out of Central London. Just... Read More »
10 West Heath Drive, Golders Green, Golders Green, NW11 7QHShow on map
The Anchor House is an 11 room, family run guest house which is located in Golders Green, North West London. The nearest tube station to this guest house is Golders Green and is only a 5 minute walk... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
155 Golders Green Rd, Golders Green, NW11 9BXShow on map
The King Solomon Hotel is a 90 room, 3 star hotel based in Golders Green, North West London. The nearest tube station to this hotel is Golders Green which is a ten minute walk away. This is in Zone 3 of the... Read More »
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Cricklewood may be a part of London, but it feels like a very tenuous part. Situated in the far north of the city, Cricklewood has a definite suburban vibe, with rows of post-war semi detached houses, the odd grand Victorian building, sleepy churches and lots of open green spaces nearby.
It is a testament to the peacefulness of the area that the most exciting thing to happen to Cricklewood in recent years was the capture of an escaped Lynx, which had been roaming the fields around Hertfordshire and was sedated in the area and taken to London Zoo. However, this doesn't mean that Cricklewood isn't worth visiting.
Cricklewood was known for its pleasure gardens until Victorian times, when a rail line was laid in the area, although unlike other parts of greater London, the area wasn't hit by industry until the 1930s when many industries moved into the area, such as the Handley Page Aircraft Company, Smith's Crisps and Bentley Motors.
It was also the home of the Stylophone factory, so fans of Rolf Harris can thank Cricklewood for his discovery of the instrument. This is the most modern building in the area, which does stick out like a sore thumb, but sits easily with the early 20th century surrounds. Cricklewood also played a small role in the British film industry, as it was the site of Production Village, a curious setup with an artificial village green and pub, which was used for filming, but in later years became decrepit and was later demolished. Cricklewood was also the home of The Goonies, a popular British comedy show.
Fans of aesthetically decaying old buildings, should venture out to Cricklewood pumping station. Unlike Battersea Power Station, the pumping station is still in use, but its early 20th century structure has a rustic charm about it. Cricklewood, much like Golders Green nearby, also has a multi-cultural community and the area houses some picturesque places of worship and community centres, such as The Dar Al-Islam Foundation and the Brondesbury Synagogue. To the north of the area, you can easily reach the Brent Cross Shopping Centre, which has been overtaken by Westfield and Bluewater in recent years, but still manages to hold its own as one of London's largest retail centres.
Cricklewood is also just a ten minute walk from the London Jewish Cultural Centre, which has a full programme of enlightening events and talks, and the area is just 20 minutes walk from Hampstead, where you can take a stroll on the famed, picturesque Heath, or you can take in a show at the New End and Tricycle Theatres or the Everyman Cinema Club, which is a favourite of local celebs. Hampstead also has a great selection of artisan shops to explore. Cricklewood itself isn't known for its gastronomic offerings, but Golders Green has a very varied selection of restaurants, from the highly popular Cafe Japan to Korean food at Kimchee, and some of the best salt-beef sandwiches in London.
Cricklewood has overground rail links to Hendon and West Hampstead in the north of London, from which you can access central London more conveniently, and it also runs overground services to the midlands. Hotels in the area will be much cheaper than in central London, although of varying quality. Some first time visitors may feel that Cricklewood is too far out from central London, although for those who want to have a mix of town and country and explore more of north London, this area isn't a bad choice. Just watch out for any stray beasts about town.