The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London, and forms part of Outer London (i.e., the metropolitan boroughs that were not in the County of London prior to 1965). Brent was formed in 1965 from the area of the former municipal boroughs of Wembley and Willesden in Middlesex. Its name derives from the River Brent which runs through the borough.
It borders the boroughs of Harrow to the north-west, Barnet to the north-east, Camden to the east and Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea to the south, and Westminster to the south-east. Most of the eastern border is formed by the Roman road Watling Street, now the modern A5. Brent has a mixture of residential, industrial and commercial land. Brent is home to Wembley Stadium, one of the country's biggest landmarks (usually used for soccer or football), as well as Wembley Arena. The local authority is Brent London Borough Council.