Wembley

Perhaps best-known for its sporting and entertainment credentials, Wembley actually has plenty more strings to its bow. The world-famous Wembley Stadium and revamped SSE Arena are certainly highlights, but the area has been transformed in recent years into a highly appealing residential neighbourhood. Significant redevelopment works have seen Wembley emerge as a stylish and contemporary hotspot with a varied selection of award-winning new homes, bucketloads of culture and a surprisingly well-developed foodie scene.

Thanks to its melting pot of nationalities, Wembley is something of a window onto the world. Wembley restaurants traditionally spanned spice-scented tandooris and exotic Middle Eastern eateries, with Polish delis and oriental health stores dotting the high streets. Now, casual and fine dining options have been added to the menu, along with dozens of street food vendors and even a bakery school by renowned Borough Market bakery Bread Ahead. Truly a foodie heaven with something for everyone.

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Excellent

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Very Good

30%

Average

13%

Disappointing

4%

Very Poor

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Best places to live in Wembley

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

New flats in Wembley

Where is Wembley?

Wembley sits within the borough of Brent in North East London – reputed to be one of the capital’s most diverse localities. It’s just 10 miles from central London and, although incredibly well-connected, it’s also got plenty of open spaces that feel more rural than you’d think. Away from Wembley’s energetic centre, pockets of tranquillity are easy to find. Beautiful parkland can be found at King Edward VII Park and Fryent Country Park, while Brent Reservoir is a peaceful stretch of water edged by woodland and wild flowers. As a site of Special Scientific Interest it’s a great place to discover the local flora and fauna. Wembley Park’s new residential developments also boast plenty of landscaped gardens and green spaces for residents and locals to enjoy.

The Wembley Park regeneration

Although the Wembley Stadium arch still dominates the skyline, it now has plenty of architecturally-impressive neighbours. Most of these gleaming towers sit within the Wembley Park neighbourhood – previously known as Wembley City. This enormous regeneration project is now the epicentre of the entire area. Led by esteemed developer Quintain, this huge regeneration project has birthed thousands of new homes, as well as new dining and entertainment venues, a string of artists’ studios and a buzzing community hub called The Yellow. There’s also a new theatre – the 2,000-seat Wembley Park Theatre opened in October 2019 with a programme of smash-hit West End productions, high-profile comedy and regular live music in the Studio 5ive performance space.

20,000 people are expected to call Wembley Park home by 2027. The area’s new residential properties come with a generous serving of landscaped grounds, new parkland, squares and even a tree-lined boulevard. This gives the neighbourhood a lovely safe feel that makes it perfect for walking and exploring. Scroll down for some of Wembley’s best new developments according to resident reviews on HomeViews.

Wembley at night

Developments to rent in Wembley

Quintain Living (formerly known as Tipi) operates four of the five highest-rated Wembley developments on HomeViews: Montana & Dakota, Alameda, Ferrum and Alto. All are available on a rental-only basis, with Quintain Living perks that include no fees or deposits, Wi-Fi and bills included, plus a round-the-clock support team. The result? Impressive reviews from tenants clearly enjoying their Wembley Park experience.

We love the service provided by Tipi. We’ve gotten so used to a concierge service, the free events put on for us and the occasional free tickets that we don’t know how we’ll come when we inevitably leave.” – Sam A, Quintain Living resident

The location of the development is great: close to transport, food and groceries. The apartment being a new build is quite nice. The insulation also seems quite great – we hardly need to turn on the heater. The flat is not too expensive compared to ones closer to Central London, but I’ve heard it’s more expensive than neighbouring non-Tipi flats.” – Tenant V, verified resident at Montana & Dakota

Tipi has been by far the easiest company to rent from in my experience. From viewing to moving in took just 7 days with zero deposit. It is expensive for the area given its also zone 4, but comparatively in the form of quality, ease and facilities it’s well worth the cost. The free event tickets and breakfasts/dinners on occasion make it worthwhile in a more sociable rental experience.” – Clayton, resident at Alto

Wembley developments to buy

Those looking to buy a Wembley property should take a look at Anthology’s Wembley Parade development on North End Road. This stylish collection of flats is less than a five-minute walk from the nearest station. Another great place to live and rent in Wembley.

“If developer Anthology London sought to debut an interesting new addition to the Wembley skyline, then it nailed the brief with Wembley Parade. Made up of five buildings, but dominated by a 12-storey cylinder tower, it’s a striking development, with a beautifully landscaped garden at its base.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Wembley Parade

Pinnacle Tower is another property deserving of a mention. This Hycgan development is made up of a variety of unit layouts, including studios, apartments and luxury penthouses – some of which are duplex. It’s also got a hotel and a string of stores onsite.

New flats in Wembley

Things to do

Sporting events and musical concerts are ten-a-penny at Wembley Stadium and The SSE Arena. Both have secured their place in history, hosting iconic concerts like Live Aid and celebrated sports events, including two Olympics competitions and the World Cup Final in 1966 (the old Wembley stadium, obviously!). Michael Jackson and Madonna are among the music legends to have performed here. Wembley even once welcomed the Head of the Catholic Church! Pope John Paul II delivered open-air mass at the stadium back in 1982, to an 80,000-strong crowd.

Putting these established venues to one side, there are some new contenders for your attention that have cropped up in recent years, too. Label lovers flock to the London Designer Outlet, which opened in Wembley Park in 2013. It offers a mix of high street and high-end stores with up to 70% off the usual prices. There’s also a nine-screen Cineworld here, and restaurant chain favourites such as Zizzi, Pizza Express and Wagamama. Retail therapy also comes in the form of smaller vendors at the Wembley Park Market. Their ethical and sustainably-sourced produce covers food, fashion, arts and crafts and much more.

Close by, BOXPARK Wembley follows hot on the heels of its Shoreditch and Croydon counterparts; a one-stop-shop for music, events and comedy nights. It’s also a street food Mecca. Vendors will serve up everything from spicy curries and pie ‘n’ mash miniatures to supersize pizza slices. Many of these vendors are local experts who know the area like the back of their hand, so don’t be afraid to ask for tips. Not far from the BOXPARK you’ve also got Swedish interiors sensation IKEA for all the meatballs and MDF you can take.

Transport in Wembley

Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium are all Zone 4 stations. Wembley Park is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines, Wembley Central offers Overground and Bakerloo line services, and Wembley Stadium has National Rail services to Marylebone. Further out, there’s Wembley North and Preston Road, and the area has a reliable and frequent bus timetable for those who prefer to travel this way. In terms of road links, Wembley residents have easy access to the North Circular, the A41 and the M1.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also to discover the best places to live and rent in Wembley. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Wembley

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All That Glitters is Not Gold – Pathetic Experience

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Review Date Nov 2022

The Wembley designer outlet is 12 mins away, and the Wembley park tube station is 12 mins away. Accessing them on event days can be very difficult. Many roads are closed on event days, which makes it particularly difficult if there is an emergency. Again on event days, it can get very loud. If you are facing the roads, then loud bikes and cars makes noise as there is a garage.

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The design is really good (that is what lures people into signing up for this absolute mess of a place). Building management and property management are abysmal, to say the least.

1. The internet service is a joke, it’s worse than dial-up. And they changed the service provider with a lot of pomp and glory (all that glitters) only to bring an even worse one (is not gold). And no you cant have your own broadband.

2. It took them 5 months to fix our doorbell. They have a fancy app to record all maintenance issues (all that glitters) but they very conveniently close cases without fixing or contacting you (is not gold).

3. They have fantastic facilities like a rooftop terrace, work-from-home pods, and plant pods – but everything is paid. £50-£100 an hour for some of them. The free gym has very few basic machines for all the buildings.

4. The reception area is stunning, but if Quintain is thinking of cost-cutting then the receptionists can easily be replaced by dolls. No matter what you ask be ready for the most unimaginative and uninspired responses for ” I cannot help you”.

5. The management is the most inhumane customer support team I have experienced – We hate moving and would have ideally extended our stay despite all the problems, but the agent took weeks to respond to our emails, so we couldn’t extend our stay as it was too late, putting immense pressure on us to find a new place in such a short period and challenging rental market.

We nearly lost our booking into a new place, because it took her 23 days to provide a tenant reference (never failed a payment, never had any complaints)

Now that we have moved out, it took us 13 days of chasing to get ONE email about our deposit refund, to which I responded immediately and never heard back. And they want to deduct half of our security deposit for mostly natural wear and tear. Like they want us to pay for painting the whole apartment, and pay £210 for cleaning when we left the place as we found.

THE BIGGEST SCAM EVER

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That we could not get our own broadband, the communal spaces were mainly paid for, and none of the support team ever responds to any of the emails – regarding anything.

Monthly bills are collected at a uniform rate every month which includes the meter reading charge for water, electricity, and pretty much everything, which you would be paying quintain because in a normal place you won’t be paying them.

They try and deduct half of your security deposit. P.S. In my renting experience of 4 places in London, this is the first time someone has suggested charging me for these things.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Anything problem was resolved within months. Before that cases were closed without issues being resolved or even being contacted.

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Pretty good overall

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Review Date Nov 2022

Good facilities in the building. There were some faults in the flats such as faulty AC, etc but have been mostly rectified. It is a dog friendly building which is nice to see.

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The building looks great after the renovations. Outdoor area is quite spacious. Inside the ground floor has fantastic area for people to chill and work as well as the coffee place. The consierge staff are mostly good with few exceptions. There’s also a hair salon on site which is good but somewhat expensive.

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Coffee area is surprisingly good for both working and just reading a book. Gym doesn’t get as busy as I thought it would.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Fixing the AC took a lot longer than expected, seemed to be an issue across the entire building.

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Friendly community living

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Review Date Oct 2022

Only negative is lack of a high brand shopping store like tesco, Sainsburys etc. The closest one is about a 30 min walk

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Amazing staff and facilities. Very friendly environment as most people living here are young professionals so it’s pretty easy to make new friends around the area. Also a few events organised by the building. Facilities are top notch such as the gym, residence lounge

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Closer stores such as tesco, sainsburys and so on.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Pretty slow most times but always resolve the issues

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Lovely place to rent at with all the amenities you need in a well-located area.

Review Date Oct 2022

It’s a great area to live in with all the necessary stores and restaurants in walking distance and it’s unbelievably well-connected to central london

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It’s a very well-laid out apartment with smart appliances and well laid out rooms. The interior design is also well-planned for ideal space management for a family to live in or for a for friends to live in. We also have access to multiple communal spaces to work in, relax in and even invite friends and family over.

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The lack of a microwave was something we missed out on but apart from that we got exactly what we were told.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The concierge is very responsive and their response to maintenance requests is almost instant.

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