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Brent Cross is previously known as Renters Farm, and this area has mostly remained farmland until the 19th century. Sewage works was established in the late 19th century, and the Hendon Greyhound Stadium continued to exist until 1972. The name Brent Cross NW4 comes from an old crossroads near the River Brent.
For 40 years, Brent Cross has always been a special place for London shoppers. The main attraction of Brent Cross NW4 is the Brent Cross Shopping Center. This major retail facility was opened in 1976.
Brent Cross Shopping Center was featured in the Sci-Fi novel The Star Fraction. The building was used as a filming location for James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies and the movie London by Patrick Keiller.
The River Brent flows through the area whose name derives from the old crossroads near the river. Between the 14th and 19th century, Brent Cross was known as the Renters Farm.
Scenes from James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies were filmed in the parking lot of the Shopping Center. The movie London shows parts of the Center such as the fountain and the stained glass roof which are now removed from the building.