Entertainment business opportunities

Contact us on business@brent.gov.uk to discuss the opportunity to run your retail business in Kilburn, or watch our video.


Kilburn town centre is a place people go to socialise - supported by great transport links including the Night Tube. This gives the area a busy entertainment scene by day and night, bringing business opportunities in an area of relatively low rents and rates.

Kilburn is known for its pubs and bars - favourite watering holes including the North London Tavern, the Earl of Derby and the historic Black Lion. There’s also a broad selection of restaurants serving food to suit all tastes, from Burmese to Persian, Filipino and Turkish. There’s plenty of scope for more food and drink outlets to join these - particularly at the higher quality end of the market.

The Kiln Theatre - previously called The Tricycle - has been a well-known arts venue on Kilburn High Road for decades. It’s one of London’s best-loved theatres, bringing hundreds of visitors every day to the town centre’s restaurants, shops and bars. The venue has just undergone a multi-million-pound refit to increase its capacity to meet demand.

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The town is well-known for its heritage of hosting bands and musicians. David Bowie, Nirvana, Jonny Cash, Ian Dury, New Order, Nick Cave, The Cure and The Smiths - as well as many other established and emerging artists - have played in Kilburn. There’s still a strong appetite for music venues and events, and a major music festival is planned as part of Brent’s Borough of Culture activities in 2020.

Alongside well-known chains, there’s a wealth of independent shops, with scope for more.

And just south of the town centre, a 15-year regeneration programme is under way - an ambitious programme to create a civic hub with a thriving, sustainable neighbourhood of at least 2,400 new homes.

This brings the promise of even more footfall and demand for food, drink, leisure and retail outlets in Kilburn town centre

Find out more

Search here for available retail units (A1, A3, A4 and A5) in the Kilburn area.

Watch our video or contact business@brent.gov.uk to discuss the opportunities for your retail business in this lively, inner London location.