Alperton

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Coordinates: 51°32′26″N 0°17′58″W / 51.5405°N 0.2994°W / 51.5405; -0.2994

Alperton is a suburb in the London Borough of Brent in northwest London.

There is a high incidence of Indians living in Alperton (about 75% of the population). There is also a small Sri Lankan community in Alperton (about 15%), and 10% stated as others.

Ealing Road is the main road of Alperton, populated by Indian restaurants as well as general goods. Exotic fruits and vegetables can be purchased from traditional outlets, despite not being carried by supermarkets year-round.

One particular event which takes place on Ealing Road is the Divali parade, a festival for people who follow the Hinduism and Sikhism faiths.

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Transport

Road

Ealing Road (A4089) is Alperton's "High Street". Bridgewater Road (A4005) is the other major road of Alperton. Alperton Lane (B456)

The Grand Union Canal runs through Alperton, and the Grand Union Walk is its very long towpath, that serves Alperton.

Tube

Buses

London Buses routes 79, 83, 224, 245, 297 and 487 serve the Alperton station. However, the 245 and 487 routes do not serve the northern branch of Ealing Road.

In popular culture

The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton was notably the scene of an episode of the BBC TV soap EastEnders, aired on 23 February 1989, in which the character Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham) was shot before falling into the canal and supposedly dying.

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