About the area
Brent's most famous feature is the legendary Wembley Stadium, the home of English football. The nearby Wembley Arena also attracts huge crowds. It is one of the capital's largest music venues. Brent is a multicultural heartland, offering fascinating glimpses into London's many faiths. A branch of the famous Swedish furniture store IKEA is waiting for shoppers, as is Wembley Market, which boasts a good selection of clothes, jewellery, food, and bric-a-brac. Escape the city buzz in leafy Gladstone Park or enjoy a walk along the towpath of the Grand Union Canal.
The borough of Brent consists of many unique districts. For example, the Alperton district was once a well-known area for stag hunting. Now, Alperton has one of the best Asian shopping areas in the British capital.
Another interesting district is Harlesden, which once was a Saxon settlement. Today, it is a very nationally diverse place. For example, it has a huge African community.
Many young professionals come to this borough as they get many job offers with decent salaries there. Due to a high percentage of young people, the area can boast of many trendy bars and clubs.
Brent is the birthplace of many outstanding personalities, for example, the boxers Audley Harrison and James Degale.
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