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St John's Lodge, Regents Park, May 2018 (Peter Lush)
Welcome to KOVE

KOVE is a community action group of older people based around Kilburn and West Hampstead. KOVE works to improve the quality of life for older people and to combat social isolation by organising activities and campaigning on policies, with the aim of increasing the influence that older people have on local issues and decision makers. Membership is free.

Email us here to find out how to become a member and sign up to our Newsletter! 


Bench to Bench in London!


KOVE’s popular London walks programme gets off to an early start in January 2023.


All very welcome - starting time 1pm

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023


Brent Cross Park


Meet right outside Kilburn tube station (Jubilee Line). We'll be exploring the new Brent Cross Park which brings new life to a green space with imaginative play and sports facilities, water features, nature trails, and a new community-run Ice Cream Parlour by Gussy's.

Contact John on 07817 424356 or Lynda Stuart 07773 267505


Upcoming Events

Activities: Tuesday, February 7th 11am  We continue our 1st Tuesday of the month KOVE Forum at the Kiln on Kilburn High Road to hear your stories of life in Kilburn.

Friday February 3rd 11am activities at Sidings Community Centre off Maygrove Road. New Drawing Group with Jenny.

REEL KOVE January Thurs 5th (& 12th and 26th) you need to register to join REEL KOVE training on community filming, 1pm at Sycamore Hall, West Ed Lane.

Contact John on 07817 424356


Bench-to-Bench walks take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the afternoons. They provide gentle exercise and a social occasion, centring on places of historic interest or natural beauty in or close to Camden. We walk for 40-45 minutes; sometimes a visit to a museum or other cultural centre is included, and we always end with a visit to a cafe for a cup of tea or coffee.

Short local walks take place on the third Wednesdays, setting off at 1.30. They focus on the Kilburn and West Hampstead areas and are volunteer-led.

To find out more please phone Lynda Stuart on 07773 267 505 or email : 

Community Forums

KOVE at the Kiln is a monthly get-together to discuss local issues, meeting at the Kiln theatre on Kilburn High Road, 11am on the first Tuesday of each month. Next meeting 3 January


Activity days are held on the first and third Fridays of the month, 11am at Sidings Community Centre, 150 Maygrove Road, NW6 2BA. Both the Kiln and Sidings are drop-ins; contact Lynda Stuart if you want more information. 


Kilburn & West Hampstead Pensioners meets monthly on the third Thursday,1.30pm at Sycamore Community Hall, 29 West End Lane, NW6 4NY. For information about forthcoming events please contact Peter Lush, tel: 7973 845285 or email

Policy issues and campaigns: We work with various groups to campaign for better facilities for older people. These include:

For more information about what we do, see our News and Activities pages.


During lockdown and afterwards we kept in touch with members by email, phone and bulletins, both postal and electronic, and continue to do so. If you would like to join our mailing list, contact or Acting Chair, Lynda Stuart, 07773 267505. Alternatively, use this link to download a form. 

Throughout 2020 our members kept busy in different ways. In November of that year we published Lockdown Pie, an anthology of KOVE members' writings and artwork. To download a copy please click on the icon below. 


(KOVE's main funding currently comes from The Mercer's Company).  

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