Zadie Smith is the poster girl for North West London. She might spend half her year teaching Creative Writing in New York, but really she’s just a girl from Kilburn. If you work hard, you can succeed… or so the cliché goes.
‘Kilburn?’ I hear you say, your voice infected with a questioning tone. Yeah, Kilburn. A North West London area between Cricklewood, Willesden and… Maida Vale. Yup, London is a place of thin borders between rich and poor. In fact, Kilburn has reached dizzying levels of fame of late, as Tour de France and Olympic cycling champ Bradley Wiggins spent his childhood in NW6 too. Continue reading