Willesden is one of the ancient parishes of Middlesex. In 1894 it became an Urban District, which was elevated to become a Municipal Borough in 1933. Willesden Municipal Borough was abolished in 1965, becoming part of the London Borough of Brent.
Willesden is an area in North West London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Charing Cross. It was historically a parish in the county of Middlesex, that was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Willesden in 1933 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.