In the 19th century, Colindale became an important hub for industrial activity thanks to cheap land prices and easy access thanks to the newly built railways, however when the tube opened in 1924 companies started to get priced out of the area, leading to the area’s development as a suburb. The now mostly residential Colindale features many 1930s style semi-detached houses with front gardens, and it is also home to the RAF Museum, the British Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. Other notable attractions include the Grahame Park Estate built on the old aerodrome and the nearby Hendon Police College. The area is served by the Northern Line.
Your All In London guide to Colindale