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