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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.

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

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

The Cedar

The Cedar

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

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

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

The Alice House

The Alice House

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

The Gallery

The Gallery

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

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?

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.

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!

The Black Lion

The Black Lion

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

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

John Wybar

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

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

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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

Spanish Connection Language School

Spanish Connection Language School Ltd
We not only use text books but other diverse sources of information such as newspapers, magazines, photos, videos, DVD's and games, which follow the recommendations of the European Framework. Our affordable and dynamic 15 hour lessons take place Monday to Friday at all our offices 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

Drama, dance and singing for 4-7s

St James Hall
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. Website

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

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

Art4Fun

Art 4 Fun
ART 4 FUN is a contemporary shop where you create your own original designs by painting onto a ceramic, wood, glass, paper,silk or fabric item of your choice,or make a mosiac. No artistic skills or experience necessary. 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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