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A locals' guide to W10

"Little Wormwood Scrubs is the perfect spot for walking the dog..."

Stuart Bennett

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do W10 locals go?


'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!

Little Wormwood Scrubs

The absolute golden nugget of North Kensington Village is the newly transformed Little Wormwood Scrubs. It's now a hot spot for us locals in W10 to walk our dogs...

Boom Burger

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


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

Portobello Green Market

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

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 Juice Café

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

Acklam Village Market

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

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.


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.

Pizza East

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

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.

Portobello Garden Caffe

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

Fez Mangal

A bustling Turkish restaurant close to Ladbroke Grove Underground Station that cooks amazing Turkish BBQ'd meats. Great takeaway or fun with a few friends to eat in, as it's BYOB. If you're feeling hungry, get the special mix. Also the mezze starters are tasty too...actually everything is!

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The famous bookshop that Hugh Grant owns in the movie Notting Hill.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park, Kensal Green, Queen's Park, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Maida Vale, Shepherd's Bush, Brondesbury and Bayswater

What do you love about W10?

Why do you find W10 a great place to live?


"The Lexi Cinema on Chamberlayne Road is a unique independent cinema. Despite the gentrification, the area has kept its community feel. Great local parks like St Mark's, Little Wormwood Scrubs, Queen's Park Gardens and Emslie Horniman Pleasance. The area has one of the biggest and most famous cemeteries in London, Kensal Green Cemetery. Great shopping areas, Chamberlayne Road, Golborne Road and the northern end of Porto... more

May 2016


"Leafy, mixed in terms of demographic, very diverse with different socio-economic backgrounds. Safe, nice atmosphere, easy to get to Notting Hill, Queensway, Westfield and town, or to escape out of town. I wouldn't live anywhere else. Lived here for 30 years...great mix of restaurants and cuisines."

February 2015


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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 W10

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

Bramleys Big Adventure

Bramley's Big Adventure is an indoor adventure playground for children up to 11 years old. A large building under the Westway flyover containing a giant three level playframe with slides ball pools swings climbs spooky den giant balls sound effects and separate under 5's and baby areas. Parents can relax in the Cafe area meeting friends reading or having a meal. Monday-Friday:10am-6pm Weekends & Holidays:10am-6:30pm 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.

Westway Sports Centre

There is a ton of sport for juniors to enjoy at Westway! From football and tennis to climbing, Eton fives, wallball, netball and lots more, you can choose to play the sports you love. You will have the opportunity to try out different sports and also, if you want to, take your talent all the way through to performance level. 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

Baby Rhyme Time

North Kensington Central Library
The Summer Reading Challenge and Bookcrawl are running in Kensington and Chelsea Libraries throughout the summer holidays, with activities and events designed to create a real buzz around children's reading. Website
  1. About W10

    W10 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of North Kensington, Queens Park and is covered by the Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham local authorities.

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