About us

The Granville was built in 1877 and was remodelled in 1908 to include the Main Hall. By 1927 there was a hive of activities run by the St Johns Wood Presbyterian Church such as ‘Mothers Meetings’, ‘Play Hours’ and ‘training classes for teachers’. Then in 1957, the building was sold to what is now Brent Council. Since then, it has continued to be run as a community centre: from youth services and weddings to community events and services, the venue has played a role in the lives of many local people.

In August 2017, South Kilburn Trust took over the building’s management and in partnership with Brent Council and Greater London Authority carried out extensive refurbishments of the building. In May 2018, its doors were reopened to the community with a series of events over the course of a Grand Opening week.

The vision for The Granville is to remain a facility dedicated to serving the people of South Kilburn. The building houses a number of offers to the community and South Kilburn Trust continues to listen to the community to find more ways to expand this offer.

  • Free Community Trips – visit sights across London with community organiser and local resident, Nilufer. Make friends and see new places! Programmes are available at reception.
  • Free Employment Advice - weekly Job Lounge (Thursdays 10am-1pm) to help people find or change a job. Experienced team who can help with job search, CV writing and job applications. Private 1-1 appointments available too.
  • Free Trainee Placements – coming soon, opportunities to gain work experience and learn new skills with local organisations and businesses.
  • Free Legal Advice – ASK (Wednesdays 10am-2pm) for residents of South Kilburn. Need help with debts, benefit problems, housing, or another legal issue? Get free expert advice.
  • Free Start-Up Advice - if you have an idea for an organisation or business, get free regular support from our experienced advisers.
  • Free and Discounted Events – we will make sure The Granville has a wide range of events, from community events to training to networking to social events and more, put on by us, by tenants, and by many other local organisations and businesses.
  • Discounted Venue Hire - residents of South Kilburn have access to the most discounted rates for venue hire for events and special occasions.
  • Otherwise Club and Granville Community Kitchen – Both continue to operate from The Granville.
  • Community Café - Saucy Soca, a food business owned by two local people, run The Granville Café. They will offer great food and drinks at affordable prices.
  • Community Enterprise Awards – annual event celebrating enterprising local community members, coming in Autumn 2018.
  • Free Youth Programme – summer programme of art and sport coming soon. We want to expand the youth offer at The Granville and welcome ideas.
Call us on

020 7328 1199

to discuss your requirements, to check prices and availability.
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South Kilburn Studios continues at The Granville

Many people will know South Kilburn Studios as the original home for local start-up businesses and organisations, offering ‘giveback’ to the local community. Tenants at the Studios pledged to deliver traineeships, events, workshops or commercial time in lieu of market-rate rent to support the local area and its people. South Kilburn Studios has now re-located and is a part of The Granville. Our model of giving support to start-ups in exchange for local ‘giveback’ to the community remains, and many of the Studios tenants are among the first tenants of The Granville.

Join us on our journey to see where we started and how far we’ve come – The Granville Journey

Interesting Granville Facts

Mr Galbraith opened the new wing of The Granville building and his name is on the stone laid by him on Granville Road to commemorate the build – look out for it.

The names of the people that are currently in the main hall that are remembered are all members of the St John’s Wood Presbyterian Church who died in the First World War.

These are some of the activities that went on in the Mission in 1927 taken from their listings.