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The Black Lion

The Black Lion

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

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

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

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.

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

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

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.

Queens Park Books

Queens Park Books

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

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.

Little Bay

Little Bay

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

The Gallery

The Gallery

A great bar ideal for after work drinks and a good place to take a date!

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.

The Cedar

The Cedar

The Cedar, West End Lane was voted the best takeaway restaurant in the UK in 2014 by Hungry House!

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!

La Boutique Secret

La Boutique Secret

In the heart of West Hampstead, you can indulge yourself in fantastic clothes at amazing prices! It's always busy and there are lovely ladies to help you.

The Wet Fish Cafe

The Wet Fish Cafe

One of the most highly recommended restaurants in West Hampstead - comfort food and jazz.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kilburn, South Hampstead, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen's Park, Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale, St John's Wood, Hampstead and Willesden Green

"It was in Abbey Road Studios that the Beatles recorded their material. The zebra crossing outside the building is now Grade II listed, after being immortalised on the front of their 'Abbey Road' album."

There's loads of eateries, shops and cafes along West End Lane and a real sense of community here!

Ben Relton

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

Dean Lane

Swiss Cottage's gorgeous period homes enhance the area's appeal.

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

  2. Because you are in a community of educated, open, smart, interesting, cosmopolitan, international, diverse,youthful, caring, progressive, inclusive people. I would go further to say- 'unmatched anywhere '

  3. 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!

  4. I love Queens Park for the village feel it has and the award winning Sunday farmers market. Oh and the wonderful royal park!

  5. I love West Hampstead and NW6 as it is the area where the city and suburban wonderfully contrast. Being next to the beautifully dirty streets of Finchley road and the picturesque primrose hill and Hampstead. Kilburn market on ones doorstep gives more contrast and life to the area. Working class meets the middle class everywhere and with no issues. As a guy, I love the enormous dining and restaurant choices- eating is life and we eat well in West Hampstead! Parks and greens are numerous and of course the well renowned transport links. Living options are abundant with lovely road, blocks of flats and mansion houses from Victorian times. Secret museums and public spaces are waiting to be discovered in NW6 onto NW3. The sun always shines in West Hampstead I promise!!

  6. 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.

  7. South Hampstead is a fantastic area to live in. Its closeness to the green spaces of Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath and Regent's Park and its superb transport links, Waitrose and all the other High Street shops on the Finchley Road. One of its greatest assets though is the incredible cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. You can hear English; Russian, Polish, French, Japanese, Chinese and American English yes, its all here. As my property, bought for a song years ago is now approaching a couple of Million, I'm considering down-sizing but definitely staying in South Hampstead

  8. West Hampstead has its own character and energy, younger in vibe and edgy-er than neighbouring Hampstead, it has a classy community feel yet the lively bars and cafes entice you in when you walk up West End Lane. Peaceful residential streets and close to the Heath means you can escape the city but with three train lines you can get to work within minutes. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!

  9. Because there are trees everywhere you walk.

  10. Great diversity and very cosmopolitan world!

  11. I love living in this area and have done so for the past 25 years because it has all the necessary amenities available. Public transport going in all directions both train and bus, which means easy access to shops and work. A local park, Paddington Recreation Ground, which has plenty of green space, play areas for children, dog exercise area, different sports grounds, and a gym. There are many Primary and Secondary schools, which is excellent for families with children in education. Local libraries with plenty for activities for both the young and old. Last but not least many fast food/restaurants and pubs nearby, so having a night out has never been easier.

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Child-friendly activities near NW6

Blossom Kidz Creche

Blossom Kidz
Professional, flexible, short-notice creche. The Saturday daytime provision is perfect if you need to run some errands, do some shopping or even treat yourself to some me-time while the evening creche is great for shift workers or for that ever elusive date night. With different themes every week and a wide variety of activities, kids won't even notice you're gone! Website

Acting, Story, Dance and Imagination - Tiny Glee!

West Hampstead Community Centre
All singing, dancing, tiny toddler class. An introduction to the performing arts, with the difference of a different story each week to get their imagination going and give them a chance to rest their arms and legs in class! Website

Swimming Nature For Babies

Swimming 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

Slingbonding

My Fitness Boutique
Slingbonding classes are specially designed to maintain the physical and mental health of mums, or any caregiver. Slingbonding is unique because we offer not just a dance class but also a routine focussed on correct movement and posture. Website

Tap Dance( 5-10 years)

West Hampstead Community Centre
Tap is a great way to improve concentration, rhythm, listening skills and timing. Everyone loves making noise and the challenge tap presents. Lots of fun and a great traditional dance form to learn. I.D.T.A Tap Examinations optional. Website

Blossom Kidz: Stay and Play

Abacus Ark Nursery
Blossom Kidz introduces a fresh and unique childcare concept for children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old. Operates over the weekends on a flexible and pay-as-you-go, by-hour basis in Maida Vale and provides a high-quality learning and playing environment for children. Blossom Kidz stay and play enables parents or carers to take their kids to the amazing play and learning environment to get out of the house. Blossom Kidz aims to assist parents while they work over the weekend, catch up on their to-do list, meet with friends over coffee/dinner or just have some free time at the end of a hectic week. They strive to provide a stimulating environment for your children to blossom in their social skills, creativity and self-confidence through participation in educational and fun activities planned by qualified staff. Website

Baby Sensory-Abbey Community Centre

Abbey Community Centre
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Website

About NW6

NW6 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Kilburn, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen's Park and is covered by the Brent, Camden and Westminster local authorities.

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