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Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?
Submitted by Rossen
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
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
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
A fantastic pub with an amazing garden, Sunday roasts, summer barbecues, DJs, quizzes and comedy nights. A lovely community feel.
Submitted by James
A great Indie cinema run by volunteers showing mainstream films and live opera. All their proceeds go to charity too.
Submitted by Danielle
'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
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...
Submitted by Stuart
Did you know?
"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."
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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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The Play ShelterMalorees Infant & Junior Schools
Children take part in a varied programme of Arts & Crafts, Sporting activities, Performing Arts, Cookery and attend a variety of fun and exciting off-site trips. Website
Diddi danceThe 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
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
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
Baby Sing and SignLondon Inter Faith Centre,
Sing and Sign is an excellent opportunity to learn how to sign with your baby. Learn how to communicate with your little one through songs and music. The classes are always relaxed and we have a good laugh too! Classes run each term for 10 weeks. Come along for a FREE TASTER if you like! Website
Toddler Picassos ( 15 months- 3 years)Mini Picassos,
Children are encouraged to create their own work, experiment with different materials and to play with colour and marks. We have songs & movement at the end of the session. Aprons are provided as it can get messy! Website
Mala Cherga Theatre - Contemporary Dance Classes for 3-9 year oldsNew York Pilates Studio
Mala CHERGA Theatre's imaginative approach to dance develops confidence, creativity, musicality and listening skills. Our classes improve children' concentration, co-ordination, flexibility and fitness whilst having fun. Children work with experienced teachers, also professional dancers and choreographers. 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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