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Kensal Town

Fashionable boutiques and pubs: you might even spot a celebrity or two

"Just a short distance from Queen's Park, Kensal Green is well connected and known for its independent amenities, adding to its fashionable appeal."

Oliver Browne

"Lively and lined with trendy independent shops, bars and restaurants, it's no wonder that Portobello Road is so popular!"

David Roberts

"Lovely residential roads flanked by period homes and pretty green spaces make Queen's Park a desirable place to live."

Oliver Browne

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kensal Town locals go?


I love my Caribbean food and Cocodelic is the best in the area; bare in mind we have a fair few restaurants around serving the same type of food.

Dock Kitchen

From its striking setting in a Victorian canalside building, to the fresh and seasonal dishes, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening meal.


'Paradise By Way of Kensal Green', to give it's full name, is a British restaurant, bar and club all rolled into one. Don't miss out on the burger!

Bluebelles of Portobello

One of the best breakfast hangs-out on Portobello Road, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by - plus fantastic eggs!!

Portobello and Golborne Market

London's most well known market with a wealth of established stalls, selling everything from food, to clothing, to vintage jewellery.

Pizza East

Breakfast at Pizza East is great - everything you can expect to find on a breakfast menu and at a reasonable price.

Acklam Village Market

Food, drink, live music and art stalls with an underground vibe.

Boom Burger

This Jamaican burger restaurant serves the spiciest burger on the planet!

Portobello Green Market

A fashion and vintage focused market that is mainly under cover.

Portobello Juice Café

Create your own juices at this infamous juice bar on Portobello Road.


The best pie and mash in West London - try the stewed eels! Perfect for a quick, cheap but tasty lunch.

Portobello Garden Caffe

Fresh and authentic Italian food in a charming arcade off Portobello Road.

The Masons Arms

A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.

The Salusbury Winestore

Sit down with a glass of red, white or rosé and read the brand new book you bought from the local book store.

Queens Park Books

Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kensal Green, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park, Queen's Park, Brondesbury, Notting Hill, Maida Vale, South Hampstead, Willesden Green and Kilburn

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"Architect Erno Goldfinger, designer of distinctive Trellick Tower on Golborne Road, is famous for his Brutalist style. His work gained attention from Ian Fleming, who consequently named his most well known Bond villain Goldfinger after."

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Child-friendly activities near Kensal Town

Water Babies

QE2 Jubilee School
Swimming from birth is fantastic for your baby's health & development and could spark a lifetime's interest in sport. Each lesson provides a complete physical work-out strengthening your baby's heart and lungs and in turn aiding development of the brain including stimulating all 5 senses (taste smell touch sight and sound). And with each lesson burning up to 300 calories you'll get a work-out too! Website

Little Kickers Football at Moberley Sports centre

Moberly Sports & Education Centre
Car park on site. Easy access by bus(no 6/187). Big indoor hall.

Carer/toddler drop in

St Lukes Church
Carer/toddler drop in Tuesdays from 10.00am Website

Westminster Warriors Basketball Club

Moberly Sports & Education Centre
The Westminster Warriors Basketball Club has been developing local talent across West London. We believe in teaching the proper fundamentals of basketball in a disciplined, safe, yet fun-filled environment. Our style of play is athletic, uptempo and exciting to watch, yet well-drilled, fundamentally sound and enjoyable to play. There are three teams - Local League under 16s male, National League under 18s male, National League under 20s male, Local League men & women and National League division 1 men Website

Baby City Rollers (birth to 12 months)

Mini Picassos
Explore the rudimentary concepts of music theory - under the themes of rhythm, melody and harmony - through play, dancing, listening and experimentation with instruments. The overall structure of each class is the same at each level, with the level of difficulty and complexity increasing to correspond with the physical and mental development of each age group. Website

Art Club Drop-In (5-7 years)

Mini Picassos
Mini Masterpieces, a masterpiece each week. We take the work of a famous artist as inpiration for our painting project. Website

Indoor rock Climbing

Westway Sports Centre, W10
Climbing is perfect for kids. It boosts their confidence, their agility and is great for their fitness. And Westway has some of the best facilities and coaching in the country. Website
  1. About Kensal Town

    Kensal Town is located at the boundary of the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is included in the W postcode area and was first recorded in 1876 as Kensal New Town. This name had been used since the 1840's to distinguish the area south of the Harrow Road.

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