Template:Infobox UK place Wealdstone is a largely working-class and recent immigrant district in the London Borough of Harrow, north west London.
History and name
The eponymous Weald Stone is a sarsen stone, formerly marking the boundary between the parishes of Harrow and Harrow Weald. It is located outside the Weald Stone Inn (formerly the Red Lion), off High Road, Harrow Weald Template:Coord.
The Harrow Leisure Centre  is located in Wealdstone and facilities include swimming, badminton, snooker, martial arts and a gym run by Harper's Fitness. One of the country's oldest remaining skate parks, Harrow Skate Park, is next to the leisure centre. The park is a major centre of the British skateboarding scene and draws visitors from all over the country.
Wealdstone FC have a long association with the town. Their original ground, known as Lower Mead, was located behind the ABC Cinema (now the Safari Cinema) on Station Road, prior to its controversial sale to Tesco for retail development. After many years of homelessness Wealdstone FC is now based nearby in Ruislip, having finally abandoned plans to relocate within Harrow at Prince Edward Fields, Canons Park.
Wealdstone has the highest crime rates in the borough. The town suffers from high anti social behavior and drug crime, It has been dubbed an “open market for drugs” by the head of the Wealdstone Antisocial Behaviour Partnership (WASP) started by the Metropolitan police to tackle crime in the town in 2010.
Stations in the area are:
- Harrow & Wealdstone Station (Bakerloo Line, Watford DC Line, Southern and London Midland)
London Buses serving Wealdstone are:
|140||Harrow Weald||Heathrow Airport||Metroline|
|182||Harrow Weald Oxhey Lane||Brent Cross Shopping Centre||Metroline|
|186||Northwick Park Hospital||Brent Cross Shopping Centre||Metroline|
|258||Watford Junction||South Harrow||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|340||Edgware||Harrow||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|640||South Harrow||Harrow Weald||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|H9/H10 Circular||Harrow H9: clockwise||Harrow H10: anticlockwise||London Sovereign|
|N18||Harrow Weald||Trafalgar Square||Metroline|
- Hatch End
- Harrow Weald