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The Lexi Cinema

The Lexi Cinema

A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.

Paradise

Paradise

'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!

Cocodelic

Cocodelic

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.

The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms

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

Little Wormwood Scrubs

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...

Dock Kitchen

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.

Wormwood Scrubs Park

Wormwood Scrubs Park

At the weekend it's like a little slice of the USA here in the UK! Amazing little league games played by loads of people and great food trucks selling hot dogs, pulled pork etc. A little bit of alternative relaxation in this busy bustling city of ours!

Queens Park Books

Queens Park Books

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

The Salusbury Winestore

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.

Bluebelles of Portobello

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!!

Queen's Park Farmers' Market

Queen's Park Farmers' Market

In the grounds of Salusbury Primary School, great on Sundays for breakfast or lunch. Lots of fresh produce and a great mix of delicious food options.

Cockney's

Cockney's

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

Portobello and Golborne Market

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

Pizza East

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

Portobello Juice Café

Portobello Juice Café

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Queen's Park, Willesden Green, Harlesden, Brondesbury, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park, Willesden, Kilburn, East Acton and Notting Hill

"The name Kensal Green is derived from "place by the king's wood", and remained largely farming land all the way up until the mid 1800s."

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

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I really enjoy this time of year around Queens Park where spring is vividly breaking into life!

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

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  1. The Lexi Cinema on Chamberlayne Road - a beautiful boutique cinema with a real community feel, which also donates all its profits to charity. It's staffed by local volunteers, sells great wine, and has one of the most eclectic programmes of any cinema in London! In the summer, they also do outdoor cinema in the local parks...

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Child-friendly activities near Kensal Green

Milo Baby - Greek Playgroup for 0-3 Years

Gracelands Yard
A Greek playgroup for Greek parents and their babies and children aged from 0-3 years. Non-Greek partners are also welcome. Learn nursery rhymes, enjoy dancing, games and other activities - all in Greek! The class takes place every second Saturday here at Gracelands Yard. 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.

Viva! Sing Spanish @ The Yard

Gracelands Yard,
From birth, infants make no distinction between music, language, singing and speech. Children can imitate the rhythm of a language long before saying the words. Young children often reproduce other languages with perfect pronunciation. Listening to music in a foreign language is a fantastic way of learning single words and phrases in context. Website

Ballet Tots @ The Yard (3-5 years)

Gracelands Yard,
Incorporating traditional ballet music and popular children's songs, these classes will develop your child's musicality, imagination, co-ordination & love of performance. Basic ballet technique is taught along with the use of props: pompoms, fairy wands, ribbons, tambourines, scarves & feathers! Website

Nct Introducing Solids Workshop

Gracelands Yard
These workshops are designed for a parent or carer to attend with their baby. Anyone responsible for a baby as they face the transition from milk to solid foods is welcome. It does not matter if you have already started giving your baby solids when you come to the course, or if your baby is breastfed or bottle-fed. Website

New Kids on the Rock (18 months - 2 years)

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

Family Support-Stay and Play

Treetops Children's Centre
Our small but dedicated team of Family Support Workers are available to offer help, advice and support on all aspects of family life. Website

About Kensal Green

Kensal Green is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Brent. The area is also referred to as Kensal Rise. The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same neighbourhood, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and train stations. Very roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of the Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise.

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