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Middlesex House and Grand Union Apartments on the Grand Union Canal
Alperton is located in Greater London
 Alperton shown within Greater London
OS grid reference
   – Charing Cross 7.6 mi (12.2 km)  ESE
London borough Brent
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WEMBLEY
Postcode district HA0
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Brent North
London Assembly Brent and Harrow
List of places

Alperton is an area in the London Borough of Brent in northwest London. It is situated 7.6 miles (12 km) west north-west of Charing Cross.


  • Toponymy 1
  • Transport 2
    • Road 2.1
    • Tube 2.2
  • Notable people 3
  • In popular culture 4
  • Locale 5
    • Neighbouring areas 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The name Alperton means "farmstead or estate associated with a man named Ealhbeorht", deriving from an Anglo-Saxon personal name and tūn, meaning farmstead or village in Old English.[1]



Ealing Road (A4089) and Bridgewater Road (A4005) are major roads that run though Alperton. Alperton Lane (B456) is another useful thoroughfare.

The Grand Union Canal runs through Alperton and the Grand Union Walk is its old towpath, which was originally used by horses drawing the canal barges, and is now a recreational facility that serves Alperton.


Stations in the area are:

Notable people

In popular culture

The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been used for various scenes in the BBC TV soap EastEnders. It was first used in an episode which aired on 3 October 1985, when the character Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham) meets with Michelle Fowler (played by Susan Tully) and it is revealed Den is the father of Michelle's baby. It was used again on numerous occasions, most famously on 23 February 1989, when Den Watts was shot before falling into the canal and supposedly dying. Den returned to the canal with daughter Sharon Watts on 3 October 2003, when he returned to Albert Square alive.


Neighbouring areas


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External links

  • History of Alperton at Brent Heritage
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