Unsung Alperton in the borough of Brent has such a low profile that most Londoners have not heard of the place.

Fans of The Who rock band will know that the late drummer Keith Moon grew up there, while the area’s Ace Cafe, a notable venue in post-war motorcycle culture, remains a shrine for rockers, bikers and petrol heads.

A new canalside neighbourhood with 3,000 homes aims to put Alperton on the map for far more people.

Called Grand Union, the scheme also brings major public realm improvements including 11 acres of green space and upgraded waterside pathways and cycle lanes.


Grand Union: new canalside community, for Alperton with a third of homes for middle- and low-income buyers and renters

Alperton is a well-connected part of the capital, roughly six miles from Charing Cross and on the Piccadilly line.

Nearby Stonebridge Park Overground station offers 20-minute trains to Euston.

About a third of the new homes are for middle- and low-income buyers and renters.

Prices start at £425,000 for flats in Affinity Tower, the first phase. Call St George on 0808 1788 838.

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