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

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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!

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

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

Sanzio

Sanzio

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

Oxbridge Tuition

Oxbridge Tuition

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

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 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 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.

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!

BEER + BURGER

BEER + BURGER

Huge selection of beers and burgers opposite Willesden Green Underground Station.

Peppermint

Peppermint

This cafe has the best coffee I've ever tasted in this area. Their decor is wonderful and the food is fresh and tastes extraordinary.

The Black Lion

The Black Lion

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

Lily King

Lily King

Such a lovely shop with the perfect selection of beautiful things. The ideal shop for gifts! Lovely atmosphere with the most helpful owner.

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.

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.

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.

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"20 Maresfields Gardens was once the home of neurologist Sigmund Freud and is now a museum set up in his honour."

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

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There's lots of change along Kilburn High Road that's exciting to see!

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Grade II listed The Crown, Cricklewood is a reminder of Kilburn's history.

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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

Baby Sing and Sign

London 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

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.

The Play Shelter

Malorees 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

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

After School Science Club,

Poem Bar & Grill,
Children learn a lot of Science concepts in school that are really interesting and useful, but they forget easily if they don't use it on a daily basis. A great way to increase retention of knowledge is by providing fun challenges. The fun will create engagement with the task and the hands-on challenges will provide an opportunity for problem-solving which is a big part of human learning. 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

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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