Wembley will forever be an iconic area of London because of the sporting stadium that shares the same name. But the 90,000-seater isn’t the only cause for excitement in the HA0 and HA9 postcodes. Many modern homes form part of an extensive regeneration programme that is reshaping the area - and they're being led by Tipi, a new build-to-rent scheme who are leading the charge for changing how Londoners rent.
The primary focus of the regeneration is in Wembley Park, a section that sits next to the stadium. There is also a tube station on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines, landscaped walkways, and a brand new Boxpark.
Wembley Park’s desirability with renters has seen Tipi, who champion a new way for people to rent, set up in the area. They've removed the need for agents and own the buildings they let, which means they also act as professional landlords.
Competitive rents, convenient connection into London’s main professional areas, and focused regeneration means Wembley Park is one of London's latest rental hotspots.
On a map
Wembley is located in northwest London, 10.5 miles from Charing Cross, comes under the borough of Brent, and forms part of Greater London.
The name “Wembley” comes from the old English names “Wemba” and “Lea”. Much of the surrounding area featured woodland, with only six known houses as of 1547. In 1543, Richard Page Esq of Harrow bought Wembley and remained the owner for several centuries.
The Page family commissioned landscaper Humphrey Repton to build what is now known as Wembley Park. The name comes from Repton’s habit of referring to the areas he designed as parks. The name remains to this day.
In 1837, public transport made its way to Wembley with the London and Birmingham railway service. By 1880, another line was built to incorporate the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines. Wembley was also home to the British Empire Exhibition 1924-25.
Renting in Wembley Park
Wembley offers a range of properties, from terraced, semi-detached and detached houses to modern apartments. Many of the period properties are from the 1930s when the “MetroLand” property boom took place.
Wembley Park is where you will find modern homes which form part of the regeneration phase. 5,000 properties are due for completion over the next seven years. The variety of property types means renters have plenty of options when it comes to finding somewhere to live.
The average rent for a one-bedroom home is £1,260, while a two-bed property commands in the region of £1,650. Families and shares looking for three-beds-and-up can expect to pay between £1,850 and £2,600.
A new way of renting with Tipi
Renters have often felt the pains of trying to overcome multiple obstacles when renting a property - whether it's paying agent fees or dealing with an unresponsive landlord. Tipi own all of their buildings and act as both the agent and landlord, which means that many of the typical issues associated with renting are bypassed.
With Tipi, there is also no need for agents fees, zero deposits tenancies are flexible, and the landlord service is a professional one with someone always on site. Broadband and utilities are also included in monthly rental prices.
Tipi has four developments in Wembley Park, with each one consisting of one, two and three-bedroom properties, and there are social spaces, on-site gyms, secure parking and bike storage available. Oh, and your little furry friends are more than welcome in their latest building, Landsby.
Community is high on Tipi's agenda, with the company hosting monthly social events that include quiz nights, supper clubs with well-known chefs, wine tasting and intimate gigs.
There are three stations in Wembley that offer residents excellent travel links around London. Wembley Park is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines and provides direct access to the West End in 12 minutes and the City in less than 25 minutes.
Wembley Central is on the Bakerloo Line and has an Overground line to Euston and Clapham Junction. There is also a National Rail service that goes to various stops such as Watford and Bushey. Both stations are located in Zone 4.
A selection of local buses is also available that go to nearby Harrow, Park Royal, Sudbury, Alperton and Ealing.
Things to do in Wembley Park
Arena is a long-standing Greek restaurant. Initially opened in 1984, it’s popular with locals for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Owned by Jimmy Lagos and his wife Helen, expect to receive traditional Greek hospitality and delicious dishes.
Address: 307 Harrow Rd, Wembley HA9 6BD
If the idea of Italian dishes has you salivating at the mouth, Eccola Cafe & Pizzeria should be on your list of restaurants to visit. The menu has a variety of options: whether it’s pizza or pasta - or both - that gets you in the mood, you'll surely find something tasty. Our favourite is the Frutti di Mare pizza.
Address: 87-89 Wembley Park Drive, London HA9 8HF
Located moments away from Wembley Stadium, it’s fair to say that Young’s Peking is the most popular spot for Chinese dishes in the Wembley postcodes. Thanks to its close proximity to Wembley Stadium, people from all over the world visit the restaurant regularly.
Address: 329 Harrow Rd, Wembley HA9 6BA
With more than 50 cut-price shops, the London Designer Outlet is sure to produce some good finds. Fashion brands on display include M&S, Superdry, Next Phase Eight and many more. There is also a host of restaurants in case all that shopping works up an appetite.
The reason why the area is so well-known, Wembley Stadium is the bona fide sporting venue for the UK. Sure, there are many stadiums to watch sport, but none encapsulate the history and aura of Wembley Stadium. It can be seen all over London thanks to its iconic arch which sits 133 metres tall.
Wembley Arena is another popular venue and is known for hosting some of the most famous musical artists in the world. This year alone there is an esports championship, Game of Thrones experience and performances from Lenny Kravitz, Queen, and Jason Derulo.
Box Park started in Shoreditch and now has a venue in Croydon. 2018 sees Wembley becomes the latest host to the popular venue. Expect great food, lively events and a buzzy atmosphere when the site launches on Wembley Way later this year.
Whatever we’ll be we’ll be, we’re going to Wembley
Wembley is a bustling place with authentic restaurants, a variety of shops and an active community spirit. With great transport links into important London areas, and affordable rents, people from all over the world will be visiting for reasons other than to watch their team play at the stadium. And with Tipi improving the renting experience in the area, there has never been a better time to move to Wembley.