Superb accessibility with both Underground and Overground links and a bustling high road
"I can't think of a place with better transport links - you can be at Bond Street in only 13 minutes!"Danielle Edwards
"Kilburn Station's Jubilee line service is a speedy way to get into town and Canary Wharf."Danielle Edwards
"There's lots of change along Kilburn High Road that's exciting to see!"John Wybar
Where do Kilburn locals go?
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
Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.
Submitted by Daisy
Queens Park Books
Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?
Submitted by Rossen
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
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
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
BEER + BURGER
Huge selection of beers and burgers opposite Willesden Green Underground Station.
Submitted by Joseph
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
A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.
Submitted by Itzhak
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
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
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
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
Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.
Submitted by Adele
The Black Lion
A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.
Submitted by Richard
Why do you find Kilburn a great place to live?
"I love Kilburn for cheap high Street stores but close to posh west Hampstead options as well."
"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
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.
Sing and Sign ClassesInterfaith Centre
Come along to Baby Sing and Sign classes! Spend some time communicating and bonding with your baby in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn how to sign through music and song. Stage 1 - Babies 6-13 months Stage 2 - Toddlers 13-24 months 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
Baby Sing and SignLondon Inter Faith Centre,
Sing and Sign is an excellent opportunity to learn how to sign with your baby. Learn how to communicate with your little one through songs and music. The classes are always relaxed and we have a good laugh too! Classes run each term for 10 weeks. Come along for a FREE TASTER if you like! Website
MAMAS AND BUBBAS (2-4 yrs)Kingsgate Community Centre
Mamas and Bubbas provides Parent/Au Pair and toddler with a bonding experience within a stimulating environment of fun; movement, music, nursery rhymes, stories and songs. We provide mischief and laughter while you count smiles, watch dance steps and monitor fun levels within every class! Mamas and Bubbas will stimulate; captivate and enlighten your toddler, as well as improving speech, co-ordination and developing a sense of rhythm and creative expression. Website
Swimming Nature For BabiesSwimming Nature Ltd.
When you introduce your baby to swimming early, it prepares them to be confident swimmers later in life. Swimming is a natural experience for babies, and Swimming Nature's planned activities will achieve much more than letting your baby splash about! Website
Willesden Bumps and Babies (NCT)The Queensbury Pub
Suitable for pregnant women and babies from birth to one year old. The group runs every week and is a great way to get out and meet new people while on maternity leave. A £1 donation to the NCT to attend and you can buy food/snacks and drinks at the venue. 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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