Brondesbury used to belong to St.Paul’s Cathedral in the medieval times.
A rural area for much of its history, some houses were built on Willesden Lane in Brondesbury only in 1847. It was on a hill, which made it suitable for better quality housing. In 1860 new suburban development of Willesden began here. Larger villas were built in Brondesbury. Several of them served as hostels for Belgian refugees during the First World War.