Kilburn Area Guide
Kilburn is in North West London with a rich history that traces back to a 12th Century priory. The road that runs through the middle of Kilburn, Kilburn High Road, was itself once a major Celtic thoroughfare, so the area has had plenty of time to mature. Kilburn today has an incredibly diverse ethnic makeup, which ensures that the area provides a complete cultural experience. Kilburn is best known for the rich Irish heritage and hosts one of the largest Irish populations in London. Kilburn is also well known for its large Afro-Caribbean and Middle-Eastern populations that contribute to the area’s unique community and excellent cuisine.
Kilburn is considered one of the most affordable places to live near the centre of London, nearby some of the most expensive real estate in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. Buying or renting property in Kilburn gives you access to the best facilities London has to offer at the fraction of the price.
Buying Property in Kilburn
The average house price in Kilburn was £536,943 in 2018 with terraced properties selling for a premium at £1,265,864. This has since increased to £700,176 which is still significantly cheaper than the neighbouring areas such as Brondesbury at £880,821, West Hampstead (£790,247) and South Hampstead (£933,828). The housing market in Kilburn is trending upwards and in the past 2 years property prices have risen by 8%.
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Renting Property in Kilburn
The rental prices in Kilburn offer affordable housing in central London with two bedroom houses averaging £364 rent per week. The rental property market varies widely in Kilburn ranging from £185 per week for cosy one bedroom apartments to £1250 per week for six bedroom apartments.
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Kilburn’s location is so close to central London (zone two Jubilee Line) meaning that residents have a wide range of travel options at their disposal. Kilburn offers easy access to prime London stations including Canada Water, Canary Wharf, London Bridge, Stratford and Waterloo in less than 40 minutes.
Schools in Kilburn
The location of Kilburn in London ensures a wide range of schools to choose from in the local area, including a range of specialist religious schools, as well as a number of private schools, including Rainbow Montessori and Mulberry House School. Given the multitude of transport links in the area, even if a discerning parent is unable to find a school which they favour in the local area, it would be no great difficulty to select another one further out in London.
Eating and Drinking
As you would expect from an area with such a diverse cultural demographic, Kilburn has a lot to offer those looking for a fun night out, or lunch.
Restaurants choices in the area include Anjanaas; a contemporary Indian restaurant with delicious vegetarian options, Quartieri; a traditional Napolitano-style pizzeria with an outstanding wine collection and Ekin; a family-run cosy Turkish restaurant with great meze and kebabs.
Pubs and bars in Kilburn include McGlynns Bar; a sports bar with a great beer selection at reasonable prices, The Priory Tavern; a local boozer with internationally pub fodder and featured in the 1953 film, The Square Ring and Sugar Cane; a South Pacific-themed nightspot with tiki hut booths and a bamboo bar.
Leisure and Shopping
Kilburn’s close proximity to central London also means that residents have a superb range of leisure and shopping possibilities open to them. The usual gamut of supermarkets and grocery stores can be found in the area, as you would expect, as well as a few local boutiques. There are a range of leisure options in the Kilburn area, though one of the most prominent is the Kiln theatre, a local fringe theatre which puts on its own plays and shows a range of both arthouse and mainstream films. The Charteris Sports Centre provides a local outlet for sports fans; offering a range of activities including martial arts instruction, badminton, basketball and a gym.
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