Kilburn’s vibrancy springs from its diverse communities, in particular, the large numbers of Irish who settled here after the terrible potato famine of the 1840’s. Today, there are many Irish drinking places to explore, in particular along Kilburn High Road, along with numerous other bars, clubs and live music venues. Kilburn High Road was well traversed even in Roman times (then known as Watling Street) and some of the pubs sited there can trace their roots back to the medieval age. Cultural attractions in the area are the award-winning Tricycle Theatre, the London Jewish art museum the Ben Uri gallery and the Kingsgate workshops and gallery.
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Places of Interest:
Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR. Much-loved theatre with a reputation for showing boundary-pushing works.
Ben Uri Gallery, 108a Boundary Road, NW8 ORH. Museum of Jewish art.
Kilburn Grange Park, Messina Avenue, NW6. Gardens, tennis courts and a playground.
Greville Place Nature Reserve, 1a Greville Place, NW6. Conservation area with a pond.
Kingsgate Workshops and Gallery, 110-116 Kingsgate Road, NW6 2JG. Community-focused arts and crafts studios and exhibition area.
Mecca Bingo Hall, 197-199 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7HY. Former State Cinema building with renaissance-style interior, now a bingo hall.
Kilburn London Underground – Jubilee Line
Brondesbury – Silverlink
Kilburn High Road - Silverlink
Kilburn Park London Underground - Bakerloo
South Hampstead - Silverlink
Royal Free Hampstead, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG