Queen’s Park has become one of North London’s most fashionable areas over recent years, appealing to professionals, families and celebrities alike. Amongst the many draws to the area, the open space of ‘Queen’s Park’ is complemented by the excellent Ofsted rated schools, an array of shops and local eateries. Queen’s Park’s popularity is also credited to its fantastic transport links and its easy access to Central London and surrounding areas. This boutique village is adorned with unique properties from very large family homes to period cottages.
Queen’s Park has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, with Salusbury Road to the east and Chamberlayne Road on the west. Both have a choice of popular local destinations, including fashion designers Helene Berman and Charlie Brear, to fitness studios, vets, doctors and production companies. Local favourite Iris Fashion’s exclusive boutique showcases the latest independent design and fashion.
Residents are also able to pick up fresh produce, street food and locally sourced goods from the popular Farmers Market, which is hosted every Sunday at Salusbury School playground.
Amazing local Italian eatery Ida Restaurant (check out their Instagram for food inspiration) looks like your average neighbourhood pasta restaurant, but this retrofitted slice of Italian heaven is well known for its hand-rolled traditional recipe pasta and even runs its own cinema night!
For drinks, the Alice House pub serves 100% locally crafted beers, boutique wines and ice cold punches, perfect for al fresco summer drinks after long days exploring the park. They also have a tasty food menu.
The charming Queen’s Park is a much loved Victorian 12 hectare park, managed by the City of London. It is an attractive draw to potential residents of the area, with stunning facilities, including six all-weather tennis courts, a pitch and putt course, an ornamental garden, a children’s playground with paddling pool and even a small zoo.
The popular ‘Queen’s Park Day’ is a highlight in the local calendar, which draws residents and visitors in abundance with traditional, quintessentially English fete attractions, such as candy-floss and jam making combined with modern arena events and shows, BBQs and Pimms!
With excellent transport links, Queen’s Park Underground Station is located within Zone 2 and is serviced by the Bakerloo Line, providing access to Oxford Circus and the West End within 20 minutes, with direct links to Harrow and Wealdstone, Stonebridge Park and Elephant and Castle. Queen’s Park Station also operates the London Overground network with direct trains to London Euston Train Station and Watford Junction Train Station.
London is known for its outstanding level of education and the primary and secondary schools in and around Queens Park and no exception. With three reputable primary and infant schools nearby and three secondary education establishments, including an independent school and sixth form, children living in Queens Park are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting their preferred school.
The majority of properties in the area are Victorian and Edwardian semi-detached houses. Some of the majestic Victorian villas have been converted to provide spacious upmarket apartments, while others remain as family homes. The Queen’s Park Estate was built between 1874-1882 and many of the workers' cottages now sell in excess of £800,00 offering potential for extension, (subject to planning). There are also a growing number of new developments offering modern, high-specification accommodation to meet the needs of exceptionally high demand in the area.
Council Tax Annual Rates for Westminster (QPCC precept) 2021/2022
(Source Westminster County Council)
The area of Queens Park was developed in 1875 and named after Queen Victoria. It was built over a former showground originally in West Kilburn and the area was mostly developed as residential housing, although a small number of engineering firms were established within the vicinity.