Superb accessibility with both Underground and Overground links and a bustling high road
"Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history."Victoria Wellburn
"There's lots of change along Kilburn High Road that's exciting to see!"John Wybar
"The jewel of North London - tree-lined streets, wide pavements, fantastic buildings...yet into central London in 20 minutes."Dean Lane
Where do Kilburn locals go?
A hidden gem located in between the houses of the Mapesbury Estate, which was formed by the local community. It's a great place to take the kids or just enjoy the tranquillity. Even some of the locals don't know about it!
Submitted by Oliver
The Black Lion
A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.
Submitted by Richard
This quirky restaurant serves American-style food. On Tuesdays, you can get a burger and a beer for £12 and every other Sunday they have a live jazz night.
Submitted by Stuart
Situated right by Willesden Green Underground Station, a handily located local for a casual drink or a good meal. A great place to watch sports events, although it does fill up easily. It also hosts weekly jazz sessions.
Submitted by Nia
Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.
Submitted by Willesden
A fabulous vintage and new clothes store run by a lovely lady, selling beautiful jewellery too. Everything is sold at an amazing price!
Submitted by Maire
A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.
Submitted by Richard
Small & Beautiful
Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!
Submitted by Richard
Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.
Submitted by Daisy
Queen's Park Farmers' Market
In the grounds of Salusbury Primary School, great on Sundays for breakfast or lunch. Lots of fresh produce and a great mix of delicious food options.
Submitted by Min
A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.
Submitted by Itzhak
Amazing gourmet burgers from tame lemon and herb to those that like the heat on full blast! All meals are super reasonable in price, with fries and a drink included.
Submitted by Danielle
Queens Park Books
Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?
Submitted by Rossen
The Salusbury Winestore
Sit down with a glass of red, white or rosé and read the brand new book you bought from the local book store.
Submitted by Rossen
The Cocoa Exchange
Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.
Submitted by Thomas
Why do you find Kilburn a great place to live?
"Kilburn is perhaps one of the most dynamic and atmospheric areas in London. Sitting comfortably in Zone 2, only 15 minutes from Oxford Circus, travelling is a breeze, and I'm never more than a 30 minute tube from the majority London has to offer. Unparalleled resources, such as 3 high-street supermarkets, an Argos, several restaurants, bars and cafes, one hardly needs to search beyond Kilburn High Road for a bargin. On the... more
"Inner city is where I live, Scant thought to residing in suburbia I'd give. My tower block greets me with friendly faces, Neighboring Hampstead and Queen's Park are fancier places. Multiple buses and stations for outer and central, Car parking space if I want it, but in Kilburn, non-essential. Big names like Smiths and Marks & Spencer, nestle alongside pubs and cheap greengrocers. Vibrant, interesting city-dwellers... more
"great diversity and very cosmopolitan world"
What do you like about Kilburn?
Did you know?
"In 2001, after 10 years of reported sightings, a lynx was captured in Cricklewood. She had become known as the "Beast of Barnet" and was rehomed in London Zoo."
Child-friendly activities near Kilburn
Hope Children CentreHope Children Centre
The centre is open for stay & play morning session on wednesday and thursday between 10-12. Registration needed to join the centre. The staff welcomes friendly and assists parents/carers in many ways. Kids can use different toys and books, and they have also access to the garden in sunny days. Website
The Play ShelterMalorees Infant & Junior Schools
Children take part in a varied programme of Arts & Crafts, Sporting activities, Performing Arts, Cookery and attend a variety of fun and exciting off-site trips. Website
DRAMA JUNIORS (7-11 yrs)Kingsgate Community Centre
Drama Juniors provides adventure and exploration; develops self confidence, stage presence, oratory skills, communication and movement within an exhilarating, cool and stimulating environment. Children will learn theatre games; improvisation, role-play, develop voice & speech, movement, stagecraft and performance technique. By engaging in a range of performance activities Drama Juniors will develop their understanding of the world through creative and imaginative eyes. Website
Mums cornerAl-Khoei Foundation
Mums are invited on Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30 to participate in our series of activities including yoga, marriage advice,healthy eating. Join us for coffee, tea and cake with other mums. Socialise, learn new skills and share experiences, while your children enjoy art workshop, listen to stories and play.
Busy RascalsThe Queensbury Pub
Busy Rascals provide a baby and child friendly environment where parents in NW2, NW10 and in local areas can meet, socialise and participate in various activities with their little ones. Monday to Friday and one Saturday per month between 9.30am-11.30am (time depends on class times so please check each day's timetable for specific times) Website
Busy Rascals - Thursdays Little Beep Beep Music Classes for 0-3 yrsThe Queensbury Pub
The Music Project runs music sessions for pre-school children, autistic and disabled children, adults with learning difficulties, the elderly and those suffering from altzheimers and dementia. Most of their sessions incorporate well-known songs and rhymes, musical instruments, brightly coloured fabrics, bubbles and parachute play. Website
Hopscotch Under Fives Drop InHopscotch
Hopscotch Drop-in is a great all year round facility for you and your child to meet other new parents and carers and socialise in a fun, friendly and safe environment. We offer daily morning sessions for all children under five years of age so come along as it's a great introduction for your child to learn new social skills like sharing, caring, taking turns and interacting with other children all while exploring and having fun.. Website
Kilburn is an area of north west London, which is divided between three London Boroughs, Brent, Camden, and a small part in Westminster. The main thoroughfare running northwest-southeast is Kilburn High Road, part of the modern A5 road which forms the boundary between the boroughs of Brent and Camden. The road dates back to pre-Roman times and is part of the Roman road known as Watling Street. The town of Kilburn has its origins in a 12th century priory on the banks of the Kilburn Brook. Kilburn today is a busy and multicultural London district. It has the highest Irish population of any London area, as well as a large Afro-Caribbean population. The green space of Kilburn Grange Park is located to the east side of Kilburn High Road.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- West Hampstead
- Queen's Park
- South Hampstead
- Willesden Green
- Swiss Cottage
- Child's Hill
- Kensal Green
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