The London neighbourhood we refer to as Queen’s Park derives its name from the park which the area surrounds. The park has been managed by the City of London since it first opened to the public in 1887. Its impressive 12 hectares are well loved and hugely popular amongst locals, offering six all-weather tennis courts, an ornamental garden, a pitch and putt course, a playground for children with paddling pool and even a small zoo and a café. The park is open throughout the year from 7am to dusk and is a pleasant space for a variety of activities for all ages. In fact, the area as a whole has a well-deserved reputation for offering family friendly living. It has even been said to have a village-like feel- impressive for a neighbourhood so close to the hustle and bustle of Central London.
Queens’ Park benefits form the advantages of a unified urban layout, whilst also maintaining a high level of building preservation. A London underground station of the same name is situated on the Bakerloo line and offers an easy and direct route into central London; for example, a tube journey from Queen’s Park to Oxford Circus takes only 15 minutes. There is also a Ladbroke Grove railway station offering further convenient transport options.
Although a distinctive area in itself, Queen’s Park actually lies in two different boroughs of London: London borough of Brent to the north and the City of Westminster to the south, with the split lying at Kilburn Lane where you can also find Bales College.
An extremely popular area, this neighbourhood is home to many big names, and is generally considered an enviable location in which to live. The area is served well by many good schools, including some of the best independent schools in London, where a lot of local parents choose to send their children.