Brent is one of London's most vibrant and ethnically diverse boroughs with a rich architectural and cultural history. The area is home to the world famous Wembley Stadium, scene of many tense football matches and exciting pop concerts including historic Live Aid in 1985.
In keeping with Brent's past as an area of rural farmland, the Borough offers several exceptional family-friendly green spaces including Queen's, Roundwood and Gladstone Park. Several landmarks such as the Jubilee Clock in Harlesden (erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's reign in 1888), the beautiful Hindu Temple in Neasden and the distinctive Wembley Arch which dominates the skyline, are all regarded with affection by the local community.
The River Brent divides the area into two main halves, Willesden and Wembley, and it wasn't until 1965 that these two districts joined together to form the current Borough boundaries. Famous ex-residents include the American writer Mark Twain who opened the former Kensal Rise library on Bathurst Gardens, and George Furness, the Victorian philanthropist. Present day residents include Jazz musician and co-founder of the Notting Hill Carnival, Russ Henderson, TV celebrity Louis Theroux, novelist Zadie Smith, and James Bond himself, the actor Daniel Craig.