The Mapesbury estate lies between Willesden Lane and Cricklewood Broadway / Shoot-up Hill, between Kilburn station and around Willesden Green underground station (see map). MapRA covers the estate area plus, northwards to Riffel Road, and southwest over the railway line to Willesden Lane.

Mapesbury is an outstanding example of a Edwardian housing development strongly influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. It’s conveniently located, with excellent transport links on the Jubilee line to the West End, South Bank & the City and is within easy reach of some of London’s best amenities.


MapRA started in the early 1970s initially as a campaign group against traffic cutting through the area. It has grown to around 800 households covering a range of community social and campaign issues. The association still aims to act in the interests of all local residents and support them with any problems.


In 1982 ten roads in Mapesbury were designated a Conservation area. The roads are: Anson, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Keyes, Hoveden, Lydford & Mapesbury, Teignmouth, Walm Lane. Although some Mapesbury properties are not included, they benefit substantially from bordering the area.


Anna Benbow

Melrose Avenue

Peter Chambers

Dartmouth Road

Cllr Lia Colacicco

Dartmouth Road
(Local Councillor)

Alison Cossar

Hoveden Road

Tom Cotton

Keyes Road

Cllr Tariq Dar

Henson Avenue
(Local councillor)

David Freedman

Exeter Road

Richard Geldart

Dartmouth Road

Steven Iliffe

Walm Lane

Jan Knight

Melrose Avenue

Jacqui Pelham

Anson Road

Carol Reeman

Langton Road

Jacob Sam

Villiers Road

Cllr Ahmad Shahzad

Park Avenue North
(Local Councillor)

Teresa Solomon

Chatsworth Road

Gerry Weston

Teignmouth Road

Sapna Chadha

Blenheim Gardens

Angela Payne

Melrose Avenue

MapRA are always looking for new committee members if this sounds of interest to you then please get in contact


MapRA always aim to improve the local area and the lives of those living here. We have worked on many campaigns recently including:

  • Produced and distributed new guidance for Conservation Area
  • Continue to hold regular biennial Open Gardens Day events
  • Held annual information stalls at AGM each spring
  • Fought a campaign against development of the Queensbury pub (un-successful)