The Luminaire  

 
 

THIS VENUE IS NOW CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

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ADDRESS
311 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, NW6 7JR
 
 
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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.

 

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Underground Stations

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Kilburn Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
West Hampstead Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Brondesbury Overground Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Lanark Road NCP
 
26 minutes walk
 
St John's Wood Masterpark
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  26% 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 Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale hotel offers value for money and 58 ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £166  42% off
79A Randolph Avenue, W9 | 27 minutes from The Luminaire
Considering their close proximity to Paddington Station and the high standard of accommodation these serviced apartments come at a relatively reasonable price. Overlooking three and a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £75  34% off
2 Warrington Crescent, W9 | 29 minutes from The Luminaire
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.2 miles from The Luminaire
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 36 minutes from The Luminaire
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 37 minutes from The Luminaire
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Tricycle Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
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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
 
 
 
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The Albert
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
1-5 Albert Road, Kilburn, London 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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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 22nd July 2017 - 7.30pm
The Luminaire, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
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The Good Ship Comedy Club Presents: Abandoman's Rob Broderick
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Monday 24th July 2017 - 8pm
The Luminaire, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
Abandoman's Rob Broderick preview's his latest show, The Musical In My Mind. Support comes from Alasdair Beckett-King and Liz Miele....More
 
 
 
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Franks And Skinner: MindfulMess - Edinburgh Preview
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7.30pm
The Luminaire, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | Same location as The Luminaire
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 Sherriff Road, NW6 | 9 minutes from The Luminaire
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London > Attractions >
PO Box 1708, Kilburn, London NW6 | 11 minutes from The Luminaire
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Freud Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 | 20 minutes from The Luminaire
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Tyrrell Katz
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2 Kimberley Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 6 minutes from The Luminaire
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Art 4 Fun
London > Shopping > Art and Design
172 West End Lane, NW6 | 10 minutes from The Luminaire
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127-129 Abbey Road, NW6 | 12 minutes from The Luminaire
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
308 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 2 minutes from The Luminaire
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49 Willesden Lane, Kilburn, London NW6 | 4 minutes from The Luminaire
South Indian cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Quartieri
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 4 minutes from The Luminaire
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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
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 2.8 miles from The Luminaire
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 2.9 miles from The Luminaire
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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
 
 
 
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Queen's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kingswood Avenue, Kilburn, London 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
 
 
 
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Tang Long
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
17 Rosemont Road, NW3 | 17 minutes from The Luminaire
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Salusbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
50 Salusbury Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 12 minutes from The Luminaire
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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
 
 
 
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The Clifton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Clifton Hill, St John's Wood, St John's Wood, London NW8 | 17 minutes from The Luminaire
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The Betsy Smith
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London 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
 
 
 
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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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The Metropolitan
London > Nightlife > Gastropub
60 Great Western Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 30 minutes from The Luminaire
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Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2 miles from The Luminaire
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from The Luminaire
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