Kilburn grew up on the banks of a stream which has been known variously as Cuneburna, Kelebourne and Cyebourne, which flows from Hampstead down through Hyde Park and into the River Thames. It is suggested the name means either Royal River or Cattle River ('Bourne' being an Anglo-Saxon word for 'river'). The river is known today as the River Westbourne. From the 1850s it was piped underground and is now one of London's many underground rivers.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar tells Bridget Galton why his play about a kidnapped American banker who teaches his captors how to play the markets shows how extremism and capitalism are more entwined than we suppose.
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Notable people who live or have lived in Kilburn include:
QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand insists he never had any doubt in his mind that Sebastian Polter would come good at Loftus Road, insisting there is a lot more to come from the German striker.
The fashion for taking 'medicinal waters' in the 18th century came to Kilburn when a well of chalybeate waters (water impregnated with iron) was discovered near the Bell Inn in 1714. In an attempt to compete with the nearby Hampstead Well, gardens and a 'great room' were opened to promote the well, and its waters were promoted in journals of the day as cure for 'stomach ailments':
Ollie Rayner is one of the few players in the Middlesex dressing room who knows how it feels to be part of a title-winning squad.
The station is situated on a viaduct crossing the main A5 trunk road at the north end of a stretch known as Kilburn High Road. It is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Cricklewood area and 200 metres (656 ft) north of Brondesbury station.
Two housing developments in Brent have scooped a prestigious industry award each for their affordable homes.
Where else can you find a spot-on impression of a dog who thinks she’s a cockerel?
Kilburn High Road is the main road in Kilburn. It follows a part of the line of the Roman route, Iter III in the Antonine Itinerary, which later took the Anglo-Saxon name Watling Street. This was based on an earlier Celtic route from Verlamion to Durovernum Cantiacorum, modern day St Albans and Canterbury.
Despite it's name, Kilburn tube station is situated in the north of the district while Kilburn Park station is in the town centre.
Between 1839 and 1856 the newsagent and future First Lord of the Admiralty William Henry Smith lived in a house to the west of Kilburn High Road. Much of the area was developed in the last decades of the 19th century by Solomon Barnett, who named many of the streets after places in the West Country (e.g. Torbay) or after popular poets of the day (e.g. Tennyson) in honour of his wife.
Pupils and staff at a primary school in Wembley dressed up in their favourite characters to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this week.
Bridget Galton and family were enthralled by an overnight experience at London Zoo’s latest attraction the Gir Lion Lodges
James Perch says there was never any prospect of him leaving QPR in the recent transfer window, insisting his long-term future lies in W12.
The name Kilburn was first recorded in 1134 as Cuneburna, referring to the priory which had been built on the site of the cell of a hermit known as Godwyn. Godwyn had built his hermitage by the Kilburn river during the reign of Henry I, and both his hermitage and the priory took their name from the river.
Bridget Galton talks to Bo66y director Ron Scalpello, who marks 50 years since England’s World Cup victory with a documentary on squad captain.
The boundary between the boroughs of Camden and Brent runs along the middle of Kilburn High Road. The electoral wards of 'Kilburn (Camden)' and 'Kilburn (Brent)' cover most of the area.
We are a Forward in Faith parish under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Fulham. The parish lies within the Two Cities area of the Diocese of London in the Archdeaconry of Charing Cross and the Deanery of Paddington. Our patron is the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called on QPR fans to stick behind the team after te Rs suffered their worst home defeat in 96 years of league football, losing 6-0 against Newcastle..
Consecrated in 1880 and affectionately known as the 'Cathedral of North London', S. Augustine's is an Anglo-Catholic Parish Church of the Church of England with roots in the Oxford Movement and a proud tradition of serving its vibrant and diverse community with an active programme of worship and outreach.
The name of Ian Dury's first band, Kilburn and the High Roads, refers to this road, as does the Flogging Molly song, "Kilburn High Road" and the Shack song, "Kilburn High Road".
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Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett has hailed the impact Elliot Benyon has made since joining the club, likening the striker’s work ethic and attitude towards the game to his assistant manager Scott McGleish.
The green space of Kilburn Grange Park is located to the east side of Kilburn High Road.
Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis will be returning to South Hampstead on Sunday to take part in the club’s annual six-a-side charity day.
As the world’s eyes turn to Brazil, embrace the nation’s fantastic food and culture at one of the capital’s many Latin-inspired bars, cafes and restaurants.
A Brent MP is encouraging school breakfast clubs to enter themselves for an award to win £1,500.
An animal charity came to the rescue of a homeless man after his beloved dog was unluckily hit by a car.
Kilburn has a number of different ethnic groups, including people of Irish, Afro-Caribbean, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Eritrean and Ethiopian descent. As the area is split between more than one London borough, statistics are gathered from different parts of Kilburn.
With Faro just over two hours away by plane, the Algarve’s Vila Vita Parc is the perfect ‘heat retreat’ away from London where you can discover contemporary Portuguese hospitality.
There are three railway stations on Kilburn High Road: Kilburn tube station (Jubilee line) at its northern end and a little to the south Brondesbury station (London Overground on the North London Line). Approximately 1.25 km (nearly a mile) further south is Kilburn High Road station (also London Overground, on the Watford DC Line). Kilburn Park tube station, on the Bakerloo line, lies a little west of the southern end of the High Road.
Running roughly north-west to south-east, it forms the boundary between the London boroughs of Camden to the east and Brent to the west. It is the section of the Edgware Road (itself part of the A5) between Shoot Up Hill and Maida Vale.
As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.
Kilburn is a London Underground station at Kilburn in north-west London. It is on the Jubilee line, situated between Willesden Green and West Hampstead tube stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. Metropolitan line trains pass through the station, but do not stop.
Brent residents are being urged to take part in a public consultation about proposed parliamentary boundary changes.
Maria tries out The Arches, a quirky and buzzy local restaurant in South Hampstead, with decor as eclectic as the clientele and is inspired by a smoked duck Caesar salad to recreate the delicious dressing.
Just to the south of St. Augustine's on Carlton Vale stood the Carlton Tavern, a pub built in 1920-21 for Charrington Brewery and thought to be the work of the architect Frank J Potter. The building, noted for its unaltered 1920s interiors and faience tile exterior, was being considered by Historic England for Grade II listing when it was unexpectedly demolished in March 2015 by the property developer CLTX Ltd to make way for a new block of flats.
An investigation is underway after gunshots were fired yards away from Harlesden Police Station today.