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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!

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

Queens Park Books

Queens Park Books

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

The Black Lion

The Black Lion

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

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 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.

Little Bay

Little Bay

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

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

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

The Alice House

The Alice House

Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!

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.

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

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

The Cedar

The Cedar

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

The Wet Fish Cafe

The Wet Fish Cafe

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

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 Gallery

The Gallery

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

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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

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

West Hampstead Station is serviced by both Underground and Overground lines, making it a fantastic place to live for commuters.

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Dean Lane

The lovely residential roads on West End Lane, West Hampstead are lined with elegant, red brick homes.

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Dean Lane

West Hampstead offers a variety of stunning properties in grand mansion blocks.

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Dean Lane

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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

Tiny Music, Movement & Imagination

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! (Kids must be walking, or parent/guardian must participate with child) Website

Sing and Sign Classes

Interfaith 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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