Kenton is situated in north west London, approximately one mile to the east of Harrow on the Hill. The church of St Mary the Virgin is situated on the A4006 Kenton Road, the main road that connects Harrow and Kingsbury, on the corner of St Leonard’s Avenue.
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Train / Underground
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Kenton Station, 10 mins walk along the A4006 Kenton Road to the west of St Mary-the-Virgin, is on the Bakerloo Underground line and on the mainline into Euston station. If you are coming from outside Greater London, it is likely that you will have to change either at Watford Junction or Harrow & Wealdstone to a local Silverlink train to get off at Kenton as trains from further afield usually pass straight through.
Northwick Park Station, about 20 mins walk from St Mary-the-Virgin along the A4006 Kenton Road and either Churchill Avenue or Rushout Avenue, is on the Metroploitan Underground line. The service from central London is quicker than either the Bakerloo or Silverlink train service, but there is a longer walk to St Mary-the-Virgin.
Using SatNav or routefinder web sites, the postcode for St Mary’s is HA3 8DB.
From the M1 / North
Leave the M1 at Junction 4 and follow the slip road to join the A41 Edgware Way. After approx half a mile, you will reach a roundabout, from which you should take the 3rd exit onto the A410, signposted to Stanmore and Harrow. Pass a petrol station on the left with a Tesco Metro store and go straight ahead at the roundabout, continuing towards Stanmore on the A410. Pass Stanmore Underground station on the left, and shortly after arrive at a set of traffic lights from which you can see shops &c ahead of you. Here, turn left onto the A4140 Marsh Lane signposted to Kingsbury and Wembley. Beware the speed camera outside the BMW garage 100 yards os so past the crossroads with the B461 Whitchurch Lane/Wemborough Road, where the A4140 becomes Honeypot Lane. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to continue on the A4140 Honeypot Lane. Pass a B&Q and a Morrisons and continue forward until you reach the Kingsbury roundabout. At the Kingsbury Roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A4006 Kenton Road. Proceed along the Kenton Road for about a mile and a quarter until you see St Mary’s on the right hand side. It is a large brick building and is difficult to miss.
From the West / M25
Approach London from the West along the M40/A40 Western Avenue from the M25. Shortly after the ‘Target Roundabout’ junction with the A312 Church Road, make sure that you are in the left-hand lane and leave the A40 Western Avenue at the Greenford Roundabout junction, which is signposted to Harrow, Sudbury & Greenford. At the Greenford Roundabout, take the first exit onto the A4127 Greenford Road signposted to Harrow & Sudbury. Continue on the A4127 through various junctions and traffic lights and past Sudbury Station &c until you reach the junction with the A4005, signposted to Wembley to the right. Follow the road round to the right, but remain in the left-hand lane so that you are able to bear left onto the A4127 Sudbury Court Drive, signposted to Harrow. At the John Lyon Roundabout take the first exit onto the A404 Watford Road, signposted to Harrow. Continue straight on past a golf driving range on the right and as you pass the Northwick Park Hospital and approach the Northwick Park roundabout, ensure that you are in the right-hand lane. At the Northwick Park Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A4006 Kenton Road, signposted to Kenton, Kingsbury & Hendon. Continue on the Kenton Road until you reach a hump-backed bridge and traffic lights next to Kenton Station. As you crest the bridge, St Mary’s church will be visible about a quarter of a mile directly ahead on the left-hand side. It is a large brick building and is difficult to miss.
Parking in the vicinity of the church of St Mary the Virgin is limited. There is free on-street parking but much of it is regulated so as to prevent all-day parking during the week, such as no parking between 11am and 12pm.
The nearby JS Sainsbury supermarket has a large car park, but warns that non-customers using it will be clamped and subject to a release fee. It also has a coffee shop should you feel in need of refreshment when you arrive in Kenton.