Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?
Submitted by Rossen
A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.
Submitted by Danielle
A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.
Submitted by James
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.
Submitted by Min
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.
Submitted by Rory
This cafe has the best coffee I've ever tasted in this area. Their decor is wonderful and the food is fresh and tastes extraordinary.
Submitted by Camille
'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!
Submitted by Stephen
Sit down with a glass of red, white or rosé and read the brand new book you bought from the local book store.
Submitted by Rossen
From its striking setting in a Victorian canalside building, to the fresh and seasonal dishes, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening meal.
Submitted by Stephen
A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.
Submitted by Itzhak
One of the best breakfast hangs-out on Portobello Road, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by - plus fantastic eggs!!
Submitted by Stuart
The best pie and mash in West London - try the stewed eels! Perfect for a quick, cheap but tasty lunch.
Submitted by Ed
A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.
Submitted by Richard
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...
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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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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.
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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Toddlers Drop-In Art ClassMini Picassos
Pre-School Picassos is an art session with a variety of free roam activities: painting at easels, play dough, sticking table, drawing & a teacher led activity. Our projects are regularly inspired by the work of the great artists from Velasquez to Damien Hirst. Website
Rock N' Roll Pre-school (2-4 years)Mini Picassos,
Classes run for 35 minutes and each term runs in a progressive series of 12 lessons that explore the rudimentary concepts of music theory - under the themes of rhythm, melody and harmony - through play, dancing, listening and experimentation with instruments. Website
Mums cornerAl-Khoei Foundation
Mums are invited on Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30 to participate in our series of activities including yoga, marriage advice,healthy eating. Join us for coffee, tea and cake with other mums. Socialise, learn new skills and share experiences, while your children enjoy art workshop, listen to stories and play.
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
Fine Art Course (4-7 years)Mini Picassos
Our projects are usually 4-6wks long, we use the work of a famous artist as our inspiration for our art piece such as a painting on canvas or pastel study, sculpture or print. Website
Mini Picassos 8-11yrsMini Picassos,
Our projects are usually 4-6wks long, we use the work of a famous artist as our inspiration for our art piece such as a painting on canvas or pastel study, sculpture or printmaking Website
Rhyme Times @Kilburn LibraryKilburn 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
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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