Getting to know Kilburn

Named as one of Greater London’s 35 major centres, the district of Kilburn of sits north-west in the capital city between the Brent and Camden Boroughs. With one of the cities highest concentration of Irish residents, an impressive Afro-Caribbean community and a culturally mixed population consisting of a number of different ethnic groups including Ethiopian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Eritrean and Indian, Kilburn is a multicultural and bustling area.

The two main landmarks that sit within the Kilburn district are the Gaumont State Cinema (a grade 2 listed art deco which was the largest auditorium in Europe at the time of construction in 1937- with the capacity to seat 4004 spectators) and The Kiln Theatre (a converted foresters hall opened in the 1980’s and these days is home to a gallery and a cinema as well). With its ever so convenient location and abundance of local amenities, Kilburn is a popular residential area with a number of unique local businesses mainly littered on and around the well-known Kilburn High Road. The dynamic district of Kilburn is serviced by a number of transport links providing easy commuting within central London and its outer north-west suburbs via three main stations- Kilburn Park Station, Brondesbury Station and Kilburn High Road Station. Kilburn is also home to a selection of sporting clubs including Kilburn Cosmos RFC, South Kilburn F.C, Kilburn Football Club, Kilburn Gaels GAA Hurling Club and (fun fact) the N.N Club (also known as N.N Kilburn) formed in 1863 was one of the twelve founding members of the Football Association and even provided its first ever president. Kilburn has been home to a number of famous residents over the years including Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, Catwalk Model Kate Moss, Pop Star Lily Allen and English Novelist George Orwell to name but a few.

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