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Wembley Property Guide

Living in Wembley

Wembley is part of the London Borough of Brent and is home to their administrative offices and the Council and Civic Centre.

The housing stock is predominantly suburban in nature with terraced, semi-detached and detached house with gardens. There are also many apartments buildings and recent years have seen significant residential development around the town centre and Webley Stadium complex.

Shopping facilities are excellent with local parades catering for local needs and the main Wembley town centre and Wembley Stadium areas being destination shopping locations with all multiple national and international retailers represented.

There is a fabulous selection of places to dine out with all tastes and budgets catered for.

The prime local landmark is Wembley Stadium, rebuilt 2003-2007 at a cost of £827 million, which is approached via the White Horse Bridge designed by the London Eye architects.

Nearby is the SSE Arena, a Grade II-listed concert venue built in 1934 as the Empire Pool, a multi-use facility built for the 2nd Empire Games.

Wembley Park Golf Club was founded in 1912 in Sir Edward Watkin's Wembley Park pleasure gardens, improving on the 9-hole course that had opened, along with Watkin's Wembley Park, in 1896. The course itself became the site of the British Empire Exhibition.

  • Wembley is derived from the Old English proper name "Wemba" and the Old English "lea" for meadow or clearing. The name was first mentioned in the charter of 825 of Selvin. A further instance may be seen in the Plea Rolls of the Common Pleas, as Wambeleye.
  • Drummer Charlie Watts, founding member of The Rolling Stones, was born in Wembley.
  • Rock legend Keith Moon (1946–1978), drummer for The Who, lived in Wembley.
  • On a different musical plane, the composer John Taverner was born in Wembley.

Council Tax

Council tax (London Borough of Brent) ranges from around £1,000 for band A and increases up to around £3,000 for band H.

Schools in Wembley

There are a number of primary schools in the Wembley area including East lane, Barham, Park lane, Wembley and St Josephs (Roman Catholic). Secondary education is provided at Wembley High Technology College and the Ark Elvin Academy.

In addition, there are a wide range of pre-school facilities and private educational establishments including the independent Noam Primary and Baxlow Preparatory schools.

Wembley Transport Links

Wembley lies near to the A406 North Circular Road and the Harrow Road passes through its centre.

There are four underground and mainline stations - Wembley Stadium (Chiltern Railways), Wembley Central (Bakerloo line, Southern, West Midlands Trains and Watford DC Line), North Wembley (Bakerloo line and Watford DC Line), Wembley Park (Jubilee line and Metropolitan line).

Other underground stations within the immediate area include - Sudbury Town (Piccadilly line), Preston Road (Metropolitan line), Alperton (Piccadilly line), Stonebridge Park (Bakerloo Line).

There are numerous bus services within Wembley and the surrounding areas.

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