Guide to Renting Kilburn Property

Renting property in Kilburn, London NW6

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Why rent property in Kilburn?

Kilburn is an area of North West London situated between Maida Vale, St John's Wood, Cricklewood, West Hampstead, Queens Park and Kensal Rise and has excellent transport links. Kilburn High Road is part of the A5, the Roman road known as Watling Street, which runs through the middle and is buzzing with shops, eateries, Irish pubs and street traders. The area has a very cosmopolitan feel with a multi-cultural mix of professionals and families.

Property in Kilburn

Kilburn has a large residential area with a mix of terraced and detached houses, a lot of which are in leafy quiet streets.

Towards the south of the area there are mainly large Victorian red brick homes, many of which have been converted into apartments and studio flats to rent or buy. The west is similar but with tall Victorian terraces and spacious mansion blocks. The area around Kilburn High Road mainly consists of small terraces and some modern purpose-built apartment blocks.

Transport links in Kilburn

Kilburn has two tube stations, Kilburn and Kilburn Park. Both of these run frequent services into the centre of London. Richmond upon Thames is less than 20 minutes away. Travelling by bus is equally easy, with the majority running directly to the West End or north west London.

History of Kilburn

Kilburn grew up on the banks of a stream which has been known variously as Cuneburna, Kelebourne and Cyebourne, and which flows from Hampstead down through Hyde Park and into the River Thames. It is suggested that the name means either Royal River or Cattle River ("Bourne" being an Anglo-Saxon word for "river"). The river is known today as the River Westbourne. From the 1850s it was piped underground and is now one of London's many underground rivers.

Kilburn High Road originated as an ancient track way, part of a Celtic route between the settlements now known as Canterbury and St Albans. Under Roman rule, the route was paved. In Anglo-Saxon times the road became known as Watling Street.

Kilburn's position on Watling Street meant that it became a popular resting point for pilgrims heading for the shrines at St Albans and Willesden. Today Kilburn is a busy London district which is strongly associated with its dominant Irish Catholic residents and Afro-Caribbean population and culture, giving it the highest Irish population of any London area. However, it has also become very multi-cultural of late.

Attractions in Kilburn

Tricycle Theatre and Cinema

The Tricycle theatre and cinema has a reputation for presenting plays and cinema that reflects the cultural diversity of the local community. It is also an ideal place for keeping children entertained over the weekend or during school holidays. The centre runs childrens activities to involve them in the visual arts, whether through watching movies, youth drama or craft workshops.

Kensal Green Cemetery

The sprawling 72 acre grounds of Kensal Green Cemetery are home to the remains of illustrious figures from all walks of public life. Perhaps the most famous residents are the novelists William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Modeled on Paris' famous Père-Lachaise Cemetery, this graveyard, which was opened in 1833, is rated as one of London's finest. In addition to being a great place for a stroll, the cemetery is noteworthy for its Dissenters corner, and the fact that an Act of Parliament forbids disinterment of any remains

Randolph Gardens

Randolph Gardens is a good sized public garden close to Kilburn High Road in the heart of the interesting and ethnically diverse north London suburb of Kilburn. The gardens have for generations been a place of rest and relaxation for all those who pass by and wish to find some shade from the sun or enjoy the sweet scent of a flower.

St. Augustine Church

St. Augustine is a huge church on Kilburn Park Road not far from the main shopping street of Kilburn High Road in the centre of the north London suburb. The fine church towers above all of the residential streets that surround it and is famed for its beautiful Victorian interior.

Shopping in Kilburn

Kilburn Market

Kilburn Market is a large street market that operates next to the High Road in the centre of the north London suburb. Stalls on the market sell a wide range of goods from fresh fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs to clothes and shoes, electrical goods, jewellery and much more. The market is a great place to get a feel for the area and pick up a bargain.

Restaurants in Kilburn

Osteria del Ponte

This gastro pub is quickly becoming popular with the locals. The old pub interior has been refurbished to accommodate a smart cocktail bar, a corner featuring cozy sofas and a projection screen and, at the centre of all the action, a traditional wood fired oven turning out some of the best pizza in London. You will also find a range of traditional pasta dishes on the menu as well as a specials board that encompasses dishes as varied as monkfish wrapped in parma ham, or suckling pig with all the trimmings.


This Kilburn favourite serves authentic home cooked Italian food including pizzas crafted by hand to order and cooked in wood fired ovens. Casareccia means home style Cucina cooking and the result is the best pasta and pizza Kilburn has to offer.

The North London Tavern

Formerly a traditional drinkers pub, The North London has been transformed in to a Gastro-pub serving simple but delicious food. The homely decor and relaxing atmosphere is ideal to enjoy the extensive ale and wine selections.

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