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
"I can't think of a place with better transport links - you can be at Bond Street in only 13 minutes!"Danielle Edwards
"Lovely residential roads flanked by period homes and pretty green spaces make Queen's Park a desirable place to live."Oliver Browne
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
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
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
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
BEER + BURGER
Huge selection of beers and burgers opposite Willesden Green Underground Station.
Submitted by Joseph
Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.
Submitted by Daisy
Great food and atmosphere. I love this cute little Italian restaurant.
Submitted by Willesden
A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.
Submitted by Itzhak
The Black Lion
A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.
Submitted by Richard
Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.
Submitted by Adele
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
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
Queens Park Books
Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?
Submitted by Rossen
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Rhyme Times @Kilburn LibraryKilburn Library
Sessions are organised locally and take place in children's nurseries and libraries. They incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement as well as providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys Website
STREET DANCE (5-8yrs)Kingsgate Community Centre
Street Dance for younger ones provides bundles of energy and enthusiasm; encourages self expression, develops technique, co-ordination and confidence within our fun, fresh and funky environment. Children will learn urban dance moves to the latest dance tunes. Street Dance will stimulate, captivate and enlighten your child, as well as improving fitness, co-ordination and developing a sense of rhythm and creative expression. 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
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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