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

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

Oliver Browne

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

Oliver Browne

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kensal Rise locals go?

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

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.

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 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!

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.

Queens Park Books

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

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.

Oxbridge Tuition

A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.

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!!

Cockney's

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

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.

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...

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.

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.

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

What do you love about Kensal Rise?

Why do you find Kensal Rise a great place to live?

Milly

"I love the hip and youthful vibe that's creeping into the area - The Shop is great for quirky cocktails, and The Whippet Inn has a great range of lagers and ales. It's really easy to get into central London and has some great independent stores."

December 2014

Local resident

"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..."

May 2011

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"The Greek revival chapel at Kensal Green cemetery is equipped with hydraulic lifts to take the deceased down to the catacombs, including such illustrious figures as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, WH Smith of the high street chain fame and perhaps most strangely General James Barry - who was discovered upon his death to have been a woman."

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Child-friendly activities near Kensal Rise

Rhyme Times @Kilburn Library

Kilburn Library
Sessions are organised locally and take place in children's nurseries and libraries. They incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement as well as providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys 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

Three Trees Baby & Toddler Group

Three Trees Children's Centre
Come along and experience some of the activities that we offer.Monday:Tumble Jumble Soft Play 1-3pm.Tuesday:Child-minders Drop in 10am-12pm,Stay & Play with Nutritionist Drop in 1-3pm

Bigger Beeps @ The Yard

Gracelands Yard,
This session aims to support the Early Years Expressive Arts curriculum, as taught in schools. The classes include fun songs & games, exploring rhythms, tempo, dynamics & sound effects. And of course, the use of percussion & other instruments, with bubbles at the end of the class! Website

Sing and Sign @ The Yard

Gracelands Yard
Sing and Sign shows you how to help your baby communicate BEFORE speech. It's easy! Learn the fun way! Traditional and original songs, Nursery rhymes, Puppets and props, Instruments. Website

School of Rock-a-bye Babies

Mini Picassos,
School of Rock-a-bye Babies (SRBB) is a unique baby and toddler music 'school', incorporating live music, play, movement, music experimentation with instruments, listening, lots of singing, instruction from trained musicians and performers. Website

Diddi dance

The Church of The Transfiguration,
Kids can work off some excess energy getting their funk on at a Diddi Dance class. The 45-minute sessions introduce the little ones to a variety of different dance styles in a structured but relaxed way. With parents and carers encouraged to join in, this could be a good work out for you too. Website
  1. About Kensal Rise

    Kensal Green is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Brent. A small area on the southern edge of the London Borough of Brent, Kensal Green borders the boroughs of Westminster to the East, and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the South. Surrounding neighbourhoods include Willesden Green to the north, Harlesden to the West, Brondesbury and Queens Park to the East and Ladbroke Grove to the south. 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.

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