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The London Borough of Brent is one of the Outer London boroughs, to the north west of Greater London. It has a population of 272,000.

Created in 1965 when Wembley and Willesden were merged after the London Government Act 1963, Brent is in the heart of north-west London and is bordered by Kensington & Chelsea, Barnet, Camden and Westminster among others.

Wembley Stadium is undoubtedly Brent's most famous landmark albeit with its spiralling cost of work. When the state-of-the-art complex with it's huge trademark arch is completed, it will once again return to it's place as the national stadium.

Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman talked of 'Gentle Brent' in one of his poems, perhaps referring to the River Brent from which the London borough of Brent gets it's name.

A number of famous people have come from or lived in Brent: comedian Eddie Izzard, Hollywood legend Peter O'Toole and Astrologer Russell Grant have all called Brent home.

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