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Kilburn Area Guide

Superb accessibility with both Underground and Overground links and a bustling high road

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Small & Beautiful

Small & Beautiful

Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!

Oxbridge Tuition

Oxbridge Tuition

A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.

The Black Lion

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.

Queen's Park Farmers' Market

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.

The Salusbury Winestore

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.

The Queensbury

The Queensbury

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.

Little Bay

Little Bay

Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

Best croissants in London in lovely laid back non-chain cafe

Sanzio

Sanzio

Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.

Queens Park Books

Queens Park Books

Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?

Habaneros

Habaneros

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.

Mapesbury Dell

Mapesbury Dell

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!

The Cocoa Exchange

The Cocoa Exchange

Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

The Tricycle

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen's Park, South Hampstead, Cricklewood, Willesden Green, Swiss Cottage, Child's Hill, Hampstead and Kensal Green

"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."

Kilburn Station's Jubilee line service is a speedy way to get into town and Canary Wharf.

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Beautiful surroundings, flowering garden, book-share, coffee cart, artwork on display.

Marie

The jewel of North London - tree-lined streets, wide pavements, fantastic buildings...yet into central London in 20 minutes.

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What locals say about Kilburn

  1. I love Kilburn for cheap high Street stores but close to posh west Hampstead options as well.

  2. 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 cusps of areas such as Maida Vale, St John's Wood and others, there is plenty for those who wish to explore by foot. Ideal for young professionals, i recommend Kilburn to kick-start your London adventure!

  3. 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 delight, To top it all I own a flat here outright.

  4. Great diversity and very cosmopolitan world!

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Child-friendly activities near Kilburn

Mums corner

Al-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.

Hope Children Centre

Hope 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

Busy Rascals - Monkey Music classes for 3 mths-3yrs - Wednesdays

The Queensbury Pub
Monkey Music is at Willesden Green! Nurturing a Lifetime of Music Monkey Music is an Award winning pre-school music classes for children. Monkey Music has 20 years experience of providing entertaining classes that captivate both children and adults with a combination of catchy songs, activities, percussion instruments and props. Website

Busy Rascals - Thursdays Little Beep Beep Music Classes for 0-3 yrs

The 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

Mala Cherga Theatre - Contemporary Dance Classes for 3-9 year olds

New York Pilates Studio
Mala CHERGA Theatre's imaginative approach to dance develops confidence, creativity, musicality and listening skills. Our classes improve children' concentration, co-ordination, flexibility and fitness whilst having fun. Children work with experienced teachers, also professional dancers and choreographers. Website

Busy Rascals at The Queensbury - BABY SENSORY Friday classes

The Queensbury Pub
Baby Sensory's award winning classes provide hundreds of activities that are fun for babies from birth to 13 months. Our baby classes include baby activities ranging from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells Website

Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School - Regents Park


Chelsea's Soccer Schools are a fantastic introduction to the game, our club and our unique coaching philosophies for boys and girls of all abilities aged between four and 13 years old. Website

About Kilburn

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.

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