About Church End

About Church End

Church End is home to a multicultural community with a strong spirit rooted in its Somali, Afghanistan, Afro-Caribbean and Eastern-European heritage. It boasts a Victorian high street with a mix of independent food, drink and convenience stores. The local centre is surrounded by light industrial estates but TV and film studio spaces. 

Get In Touch

Grace Nelson
Town Centre Manager for Church End
07767 311 178

The area is changing for the better and looks forward to welcoming 99 new council homes which will provide safe ad secure places for local people. The local council is investing £20million funding and the Greater London Authority (GLA) almost £10million towards these new homes and a brand new market square. Construction is expected to complete by 2025.

Current Plans

As part of the Covid-19 Recovery Fund, the council is also delivering almost £3 million worth of improvements in Church End to help businesses and local communities bounce back after the recent pandemic.

This includes £1.9million for pavement and road improvements (i.e. more trees being planted to make the area greener and reduce air pollution, pavements widened and lights replaced to make local streets brighter and safer). 

Alongside this, a further c£865,000 funding is directed towards high street recovery initiatives, such as the development of the local Businesses Association, business support initiatives, shop front improvements, the area’s first annual Street Festival, community website and film documentary, shutter art, greening and a Youth Anchor provision on the high street.

An additional £300,000 of funding has also been secured via the Greater London Authority (GLA) High Streets for All Challenge Fund to support the delivery of the Youth Anchor provision, support the evolution of the Church End Partnership as well as test new and creative uses for the high street.

This was made possible thanks to a partnership formed by the Somali Advice and Forum of Information (SAAFI) and a number of other local organisations which include: African Women Centre, Brent Mencap, Fashioning our History, Free the Forgotten, St Mary’s Church, Trussell Trust and United Borders.

The partnership has been tasked with working together to create a prosperous and thriving Church End.

Current regeneration lan area

Transport and logistics

Rail links 

Neasden station is within 15 minutes walking distance from Church End and is served by the Jubilee Line, including night tube services at the weekend. Baker Street is a 14-minute trip away and London Bridge is 26 minutes away.

The Harlesden station is in similar proximity to Church End and is served by the Bakerloo Line and the Euston to Watford London Overground. 

Bus links

Church End is served by 3 bus services including a 24h service with connections across North and West London.

Road routes 

There is good road access to Church End via the A406 North Circular Road as well as the A404.

International Logistics

Harlesden and Neasden stations provide access to the Eurostar international terminal at Kings Cross St Pancras in 22 minutes.

Community Leaders

Rhoda Ibrahim, SAAFI 

I have lived in and around Church Road for the best part of 30 years. This is my community and one that I am very proud of. I know that we have our challenges, but this is a thriving, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural community with so much history and culture.

Justin Finlayson, United Borders

I was born and raised in Church Road. This community has shaped me into the man I am today, and I am honoured to be serving the next generation of young people here.