Mapesbury Conservation Area
Designated a Conservation Area in 1982 - Mapesbury Conservation Area is one of the largest Conservation cohesive residential areas in Brent which comprises of unaltered Town House development dating from between 1870 and 1925 along tree lined roads. The Estate is bounded to the west by Walm Lane, Chichelle Road to the east, by the rear of properties on Shoot Up Hill and to the north by the rear of the properties in Anson Road.
The properties were built as suburban villas within their own plots of land for those people requiring easy access to the city. They are mainly two storey with attic rooms and substantial mature gardens to the front and rear. Presently the Conservation Area is expanding to take in the east side of Walm Lane around Blenheim Gardens NW2. This area is popular with young families moving from West Hampstead, Queens Park and Maida Vale, looking for more lateral living accommodation.
Hampstead Schools such as University College School, South Hampstead, Channing, St Margarets and Arnold House are only 10 minutes drive and the highly rated OFSTED – Mulberry House School (ages 2-8) is a short walk away. Also within walking distance are the excellent schools of Malorees, Christchurch, North West London School, Emmanuel C of E Primary School and Beckford School.
The emergence of the fabulous Jubliee Line (zone 2) into town has seen many families from the City moving into the neighbourhood. Mapesbury has a unique children’s playpark sponsored by the local community called The Mapesbury Dell that hosts local events on all year including Easter Egg Hunts, Summer BBQs and Carol Singing at Christmas.
The walking culture includes “The Queensbury Gastropub, Sainsbury Local, Costa, Nest, Cutting Crew and the best kept secret in NW2 – “Sushi Say” Japanese restaurant. All of a 12 minute ride into Baker Street and 34 minutes to Canary Wharf.
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The summer holidays have come to a close and the autumnal weather is well and truly upon us, people have come back from being away recharged and raring to go having made plans while lying on a beach or by a pool. Do they upgrade the house, change the windows, build that extension (or dare I say a basement) or possibly one might think bigger, like maybe we should move.Read more