Middlesex House and Grand Union Apartments on the Grand Union Canal
Alperton shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|- Charing Cross||7.6 mi (12.2 km) ESE|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Brent North|
|London Assembly||Brent and Harrow|
Ealing Road is the main road of Alperton, occupied by many Indian restaurants as well as general goods and Indian clothing stores. Exotic fruits and vegetables can be purchased from traditional outlets, despite not being carried by major 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. The area is known to be home to a few gangs with names like "A-Town", "Alperton Tamils" and "Wembley ForniaDons".
Ealing Road (A4089) and Bridgewater Road (A4005) are major roads that run though Alperton. Alperton Lane (B456) is another useful thoroughfare.
The Grand Union Canal runs through Alperton, and the Grand Union Walk is its old towpath which was originally used by horses drawing the canal barges, and is now a recreational facility that serves Alperton.
Stations in the area are:
London Buses serving Wembley are:
|83||Ealing Hospital||Golders Green||First Centrewest|
|224||St Raphael's Estate||Wembley||First Centrewest|
|245||Alperton Sainsbury's||Golders Green||First Centrewest|
|297||Willesden Bus Garage||Ealing Broadway||Metroline|
|487||South Harrow||Willesden Junction||First Centrewest|
Notable people 
- Sculptor Neville Boden (1929–1996), president of The London Group from 1973 to 1977, was born in Alperton
- Chess endgame study composer and author John Roycroft was born in Alperton
- Gary Waddock, former footballer and now manager of Wycombe Wanderers, grew up in Alperton
- Footballer Joe Wiggins (1909–1982) was born in Alperton
In popular culture 
The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton was 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.
Neighbouring areas 
Alperton is included in the Wembley post town area, and its postcode is HA0.