The Luminaire

THIS VENUE IS NOW CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. SEE ALTERNATIVE Live Music

ADDRESS
311 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, NW6 7JR†
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Sun to Wed 7pm-12midnight, Thu 7pm-1am, Fri & Sat 7pm-2am | Stage Doors 7.30pm-8.30pm

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The Luminaire closed on 7th March 2011.

A small, pared-down live music venue in Kilburn, The Luminaire has a terrific booking policy, which ensures that even on the quietest nights, there'll be something worth listening to. They also have an excellent sound-system. Working together with musicians, with well-trained, friendly staff, they've put on some truly memorable nights. The venue only opened its doors back in 2005 but has converted a whole host of music lovers to her cause. Expect a mixed crowd of 20 somethings in band t-shirts, older muso folk and whoever else has made the trip to see their favorite band. The Luminaire is a venue that is doing what it can to prove that Kilburn is the new Camden.

LondonTown.com - The Luminaire Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Kilburn Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Car Parks

Car Parks

Lanark Road NCP
26 minutes walk
St John's Wood Masterpark
27 minutes walk

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Hotels near The Luminaire

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Quality Maitrise Hotel London London
Quality Maitrise Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £58† 29% off
53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 12 minutes from The Luminaire
Located in North London, just a 2-minute walk from Kilburn Park Tube station, the Quality Maitrise hotel offers value for money and 50 modern rooms. It's ...More
London Marriott Maida Vale London
London Marriott Maida Vale
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £84† 30% off
Plaza Parade, NW6 | 14 minutes from The Luminaire
Just a little way out of town, this hotel is ideally situated if you're a cricket fan as it's near to Lord's or if you just ...More
Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage London
Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel† from £66† 21% off
152-156 Finchley Road, NW3 | 18 minutes from The Luminaire
Swiss Cottage is an ideal place to stay if you want a peaceful spot that's still close to the centre of town. With attractions like London ...More
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Alternative Live Music nearest The Luminaire

Nearest to The Luminaire
The Barfly Camden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.2 miles from The Luminaire
Of the huge tally of pubs and clubs that line Camden's streets, Barfly stands out thanks to the predominant quality of the live acts, in spite ...More
The Tabernacle Arts Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tabernacle Arts Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 36 minutes from The Luminaire
This refurbished Victorian church has been converted into a multi-functional venue for arts and exhibitions. Facilities include a dance studio, theatre-style performance space, soundproofed production studio ...More
Rough Trade West London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rough Trade West
London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 37 minutes from The Luminaire
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven ...More
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Entertainment near The Luminaire

Near The Luminaire
Tricycle Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tricycle Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
Located in Kilburn, the Tricycle Theatre specialises in new work with political themes, and are notable as pioneers of verbatim theatre. The theatre was founded in ...More
The Cock Tavern Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cock Tavern Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
125 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 8 minutes from The Luminaire
Since it was set up in January 2009 The Cock Tavern Theatre above The Old Cock pub in Kilburn has been staging an impressive programme of ...More
The Albert London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Albert
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
1-5 Albert Road, NW6 | 13 minutes from The Luminaire
Popping up for a short time only, The Albert is a temporary arts and community venue in Queens Park which makes use of a previously empty ...More
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Events near The Luminaire

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Ghosts: West End Theatre Series: Encore Screening London
Now On
Ghosts: West End Theatre Series: Encore Screening
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: 29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
A live recording of Richard Eyre's critically acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Helene Alving bears the deep emotional scars of marriage to a cruel but ...More
The Grand Seduction (Subtitled) London
On Soon
The Grand Seduction (Subtitled)
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: Thursday 4th September 2014 - 2.30pm
Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
Tickle Cove resident Murray French hopes to persuade a company to build a factory on the island. However, the factory owners need proof that the island ...More
The Inflatables And Storybag London
On Soon
The Inflatables And Storybag
London > Events > Comedy †Dates: Tuesday 9th September and Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
Lower Ground Bar, 269 West End Lane, NW6 | 12 minutes from The Luminaire
...More
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Sights and Attractions near The Luminaire

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Luminaire
St James Church West Hampstead London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St James Church West Hampstead
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 Sherriff Road, NW6 | 9 minutes from The Luminaire
Church in north-west London....More
London Walks London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Walks
London > Attractions >
PO Box 1708, NW6 | 11 minutes from The Luminaire
Founded half a century ago by an Australian, London Walks claims to be the oldest urban walking tour company in the world. They also have one ...More
Freud Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Freud Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 | 20 minutes from The Luminaire
Sigmund Freud's family home in Hampstead has been turned into a fascinating museum which features the psychoanalytic couch on which Freud's patients would recline while being treated ...More
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Shopping near The Luminaire

The best shops and markets near The Luminaire
Tyrrell Katz London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tyrrell Katz
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
2 Kimberley Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 6 minutes from The Luminaire
Stuck for gift ideas? Why not take a look at the Tyrrell Katz catalogue. Tyrrell Katz started out working on merchandise commissions for a number of British ...More
Art 4 Fun London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Art 4 Fun
London > Shopping > Art and Design
172 West End Lane, NW6 | 10 minutes from The Luminaire
Fantastic art shop that lets you sit in there all day playing with their stuff. You can make full blown paintings or fire your own pottery ...More
Huggle London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Huggle
London > Shopping >
8-10 Winchester Road, NW3 | 24 minutes from The Luminaire
After four years of research husband and wife team Rachel and Jason Heller set up Huggle with parents in mind - with two kids themselves, they ...More
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Restaurants near The Luminaire

What are the best dining options near The Luminaire London?
Nando's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
308 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 2 minutes from The Luminaire
...More
Vijay London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vijay
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
49 Willesden Lane, Kilburn, London NW6 | 4 minutes from The Luminaire
South Indian cuisine. Booking advised. ...More
La Goulette restaurant London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Goulette restaurant
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
51 Willesden Lane, NW6 | 4 minutes from The Luminaire
American Cuisine...More
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Education near The Luminaire

Near The Luminaire
Out of the Bloom London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2.6 miles from The Luminaire
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ...More
La Cucina Caldesi London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 2.8 miles from The Luminaire
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ...More
King Street College London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 2.9 miles from The Luminaire
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ...More
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The Luminaire gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Mecca Bingo London
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Mecca Bingo
London > Leisure > Games
197/199 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 4 minutes from The Luminaire
Bingo might conjure up images of lonely geriatrics frittering away their pensions but it’s been enjoying a resurgence over the last decade attracting more and more ...More
Queen's Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kingswood Avenue, NW6 | 13 minutes from The Luminaire
Queen's Park is a 12 hectare park near Kensal Rise providing a welcome splash of green to the public since 1887. Facilities include six all-weather tennis ...More
Tang Long London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tang Long
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
17 Rosemont Road, NW3 | 17 minutes from The Luminaire
Located in North West London, Tang Long is a martial arts school run by Shaolin Master Shifu Heng Wei. The school has been running for more ...More
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Pubs near The Luminaire

The best pubs near London The Luminaire.
Salusbury London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Salusbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
50 Salusbury Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 12 minutes from The Luminaire
Gastropub ...More
The Salt House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salt House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 | 16 minutes from The Luminaire
The Salt House is an established gastropub in the heart of Beatles territory. Good solid cuisine, a pleasant atmosphere, a wide selection of wines and reasonable ...More
The Queensbury London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queensbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
110a Walm Lane, NW2 | 18 minutes from The Luminaire
The Queensbury is a hipster gastropub, in an area well-served with cheap, trendy restaurants, but they've done an excellent job with the leather-sofas-and-cheap-art formula. They've made ...More
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Nightlife near The Luminaire

The Luminaire clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Westbourne House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 2 miles from The Luminaire
Boasting an elegant design, this large venue is a popular place for perusing the long and imaginative cocktail list. Westbourne House is more of a bar ...More
The Betsy Smith London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Betsy Smith
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 10 minutes from The Luminaire
On the unlovely part of Kilburn High Road, next to Greggs and Primark, The Betsy Smith is a breath of fresh air with its charmingly quirky ...More
The Shop London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Shop
London > Nightlife > Bars
75 Chamberlayne Road, NW10 | 20 minutes from The Luminaire
At quirky café/bar The Shop pretty much everything but the kitchen sink is up for sale, hence the name. Guests can purchase the chairs, light fittings, ...More
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Meeting venue hire near The Luminaire

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Luminaire.
Electric Cinema London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2 miles from The Luminaire
...More
Roundhouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from The Luminaire
Can accommodate up to 1800 people....More
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute London
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Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute
London > Business > Venue Hire
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 2.4 miles from The Luminaire
...More

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Ben Uri Centenary Exhibition: Uncovering A Century Of Art, Identity And Migration
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Max Weber: An American Cubist In Paris And New York 1905-1915
Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

The Ben Uri Gallery 15 minutes walk from The Luminaire

Paintings by the Russian-American artist, shown along with works by peers, photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Vanessa Bell, Frederick Etchells, ...More

The Artists' Museum: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

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Junction: A North London Cultural Consortium: Workshop
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Camden Arts Centre 17 minutes walk from The Luminaire

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Shelagh Wakely
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Camden Arts Centre 17 minutes walk from The Luminaire

Taking place throughout all the galleries of the Camden Arts Centre, this major exhibition provides a rare opportunity to encounter ...More

 
Shelagh Wakely: A View From A Window
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Camden Arts Centre 17 minutes walk from The Luminaire

Prints, videos, unfired clay sculptures, ceramics and exploratory drawings by the influential British artist exploring the constantly renewing cycles of ...More

Sound: Movement Live
Music | On 2nd September 2014 

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green 23 minutes walk from The Luminaire

A showcase for new artists....More

Rock Choir
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Burgh House 1.49 miles from The Luminaire

Vocal training with the alternative choir....More

Kidsfest: Go Bats!: Pre Literary Festival Teaser
Exhibitions | On 2nd September 2014 

London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House 1.86 miles from The Luminaire

A discovery event....More

Susan J Brown: Community Art Exhibition 2014
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House 1.86 miles from The Luminaire

An exhibition of contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and photographs....More

 
 
 
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