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

"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

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

Oliver Browne

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kensal Town 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.

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.

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!

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 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

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

Acklam Village Market

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

Boom Burger

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

Portobello Green Market

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

Portobello Juice Café

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

Cockney's

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

Portobello Garden Caffe

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

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.

Queens Park Books

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

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

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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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  1. About Kensal Town

    Kensal Town is located at the boundary of the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is included in the W postcode area and was first recorded in 1876 as Kensal New Town. This name had been used since the 1840's to distinguish the area south of the Harrow Road.

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