Living in Stonebridge

Area Guides Feb 23, 2024

Thanks to a multi-billion pound effort to improve quality of life across the borough of Brent, Stonebridge is an area with a bright future. Though this historic suburb, which takes its name from the (stone) bridge built in 1745 to carry Harrow Road over the River Brent, might have had a troubled past, landmark developments across Stonebridge and the broader South Wembley area mean that local residents live right on the doorstep of some of London’s most exciting leisure and business facilities.

In nearby Wembley Park, following one of Europe’s most ambitious regeneration projects, the unsightly car parks and tired industrial buildings of yesteryear have been replaced by thousands of fantastic modern homes and offices, plenty of shops, restaurants and amenities, and world-class performance venues. The area around the stadium is almost unrecognisable, and is now one of the most vibrant new neighbourhoods in London, attracting visitors and new residents from across the city and further afield.

Next to Stonebridge Park station, the new WEM development is introducing hundreds of high quality apartments to the area with its stunning live-work complex. With cutting-edge design, exceptional amenities, exclusive communal spaces, and beautiful views of the North London skyline (including the iconic Wembley arch), the tower brings innovative modern housing perfectly suited to this rapidly transforming corner of the city.

To learn more about life in Stonebridge and the surrounding South Wembley area, read our guide to the best local hotspots below.


Residents of Stonebridge benefit from easy access to Stonebridge Park station, which offers speedy connections into the West End and Central London in just 20-30 minutes. Stonebridge Park is located in travel zone 3.

Wembley more broadly is also very well connected to central London by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, and Metropolitan tube lines, as well as Overground and National Rail services.

Wembley Park Station has fast links to Baker Street (the journey time is a little over 10 minutes) on the Metropolitan line and Jubilee line services to Central and East London.

Wembley Central is a major hub on the Bakerloo line and also offers Overground links to Euston Station and National Rail trains to Shepherd’s Bush - perfect for access to the Westfield shopping centre.

Wembley Stadium station has trains to Marylebone, while Preston Road and Wembley North also offer Metropolitan and Bakerloo line services for commuters based further north.

Wembley Park, Wembley Central, and Wembley Stadium stations are all located in travel zone 4.

Things to do, places to eat & drink

Here are some of our favourite things to do and see in Stonebridge and Wembley.

Wembley Park

Wembley Park is one of London’s largest development projects, transforming acres of disused industrial land and multi-storey car parks into one of London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods.

Built in the area surrounding Wembley’s world famous sporting and cultural venues, Wembley Park is now a great place to live, work, shop, dine, and play. In addition to its many shops and restaurants, highlights include:

  • Wembley Stadium, the world-famous football ground.
  • Wembley Arena, a stunning art deco live music venue.
  • Troubadour Theatre, a sleek performing arts venue.
  • The Yellow, Wembley Park’s community hub where local residents can enjoy access to a gym, yoga classes, countless participatory workshops, and many more local community events.

Wembley Park’s impact on the local neighbourhood cannot be overstated and its many venues and amenities make it one of the most vibrant cultural destinations anywhere in London. Visit one weekend and see for yourself - we recommend following the Wembley Park Art Trail to take in some thought-provoking interactive displays and vibrant murals while exploring the site’s expansive grounds.

London Designer Outlet

Everyone loves a bargain, and there plenty to be had with top brands at the London Designer Outlet. Situated in the heart of the Wembley Park district, LDO is London’s first outlet centre, with shops offering discounts of 30-70% (and up to 85% during sales) on retail price all year round.

There are more than 70 outlet stores, restaurants, and coffee shops at the LDO, with brands including Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, GAP, Nike, PUMA, Kurt Geiger, Lindt, Calvin Klein, and many more on offer within the shopping centre. The complex is also home to a 9-screen Cineworld, perfect for local and visiting film lovers.

Boxpark Wembley

Constructed out of recycled shipping containers, Boxpark Wembley is one of the neighbourhoods most popular venues for drinking, dining, and fun. Much like its counterparts in Shoreditch and East Croydon, Boxpark Wembley houses some of the best and most popular independent street food traders and retail outlets in London. Popular options include The Athenian, Hola Guacamole, Smoky Boys, and the Boxpark Bar.

The Wembley venue is also unique from other Boxpark venues in its additional ‘PLAY’ area - a dedicated space for a range of fun and games including axe-throwing, table tennis, virtual reality gaming, shuffleboard, table football, shuffleboard, and more.

Ace Cafe London

Established in 1938 just off the then-brand-new North Circular, this historic eatery describes itself as ‘the world’s most famous motor cafe’. The Ace Cafe has had a bit of a torrid time over the decades, having been destroyed during The Blitz, rebuilt, and closed for a second time in 1969. However, since reopening its doors on the original site in 1997, this local gem has gone from strength to strength, even expanding to new locations in Finland, Switzerland, China, Spain, and the US.

Serving no-frills greasy spoon fare, diners can enjoy a classic English breakfast and cap off their visit with a trip to the small museum and souvenir shop to explore the heritage of this petrolhead institution.

Taste of Peshawar

Image from Taste of Peshawar 
Image from Taste of Peshawar

Located just a stone’s throw from Stonebridge Park station, the award-winning Taste of Peshawar is a fantastic example of some of the stunning South Asian food on offer in the local area. Serving traditional Pakistani and Afghan dishes, this restaurant has won multiple accolades thanks to its enormous popularity with local residents.

If you’re unfamiliar with Pakistani cuisine, try one of their tawa plates for a generous helping of lots of different curries, kebabs, and dal to familiarise yourself with all the favourites. The Peshawari karahi curries and chapli kebabs are particularly popular, with plenty of reviews vouching for their authenticity and delicious flavours.

If you’re considering a move to Stonebridge, we have hundreds of apartments available throughout Stonebridge and Wembley Park. The majority are pet friendly, and each apartment is professionally managed, with residents have access to a host exclusive amenities including communal gardens, private lounges, and co-working spaces. You can view all our available local properties here.

If you’re not quite sold, we operate across the whole of London and can help you find your dream home, wherever you’re looking. All of our listings are available on our website, and you can use our handy property filters to find properties suited to your needs, whether you’re looking to rent with a pet or outdoor space is an absolute must-have. Alternatively, you can give us a call - just tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll get busy looking for you!


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