Why I live in Wembley Park: Strictly’s Neil Jones on the best places to go in his ‘unique, modern’ London neighbourhood

I moved from Hampshire to this area five years ago. It was all about convenience. I was looking for a place that I could get to Elstree Studios easily, and also allow me to get into central London for meetings. “Why not check it out?” A friend suggested that I do so. It was perfect for Strictly Come Dancing, and has everything you need. It’s my favorite place to eat and drink. For a matcha latte or a bagel, I usually go to Oatopia on 3 Olympic Way. Bread Ahead, also located on Olympic Way, is a great spot to have breakfast or brunch. You can get a full English breakfast, or eggs Benedict, or matcha lattes and bagels at Oatopia. Atul Kochhar, the chef, has received Michelin stars at Tamarind and Benares. The food is delicious. Quintain Living, my gym, is right next to where I work out. I also enjoy going to MoreYoga on Weaver Walk to take classes. I also run and tend to run around the stadium. I am a huge football fan. A circuit is approximately a mile long. In fact, during lockdown, I was unable to do the London Marathon so I ran a marathon around the stadium. For a culture fix, Britain’s Got Talent was filmed at Fountain Studios in Wembley. It has been transformed into the Troubadour Theatre which is a huge new venue. They do so many different shows. It is very impressive. They recently had War Horse, and later in the year Ballet Rambert will be doing a prodution that is based on Peaky Blinders. To commune with nature. That’s what I love about Wembley. Union Park is the closest to me and has greenery and fountains. It’s only a five-minute walk from King Edward VII Park. I occasionally use Wembley Stadium mainline stations. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach Marylebone via the Chiltern Railways line. Dream streetThe building that I live in is amazing. It has roof gardens and a slide down to work areas. I wouldn’t mind living anywhere else. Home goals: Jones shares a rooftop garden with other tenants at the Quintain Living Block / Matt Writtle. This is something you can only see in Wembley Park. You have great views of London from one side and greenery on the other. It’s best when the stadium is packed with fans, as you can see them all coming in and out of it. What’s the catch?It can be hard trying to convince friends to come here — they think it’s really far away.In three wordsModern, unique, spacious.SchoolsFamilies flock to Wembley Park for its schools. Oakington Manor, St Joseph RC and Ark Academy (all primaries) have outstanding Ofsted reports. International families move to London for the Lycee International De Londres. International families move here to attend the Lycee International De Londres.