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North Kensington

Elegant architecture and the lovely green spaces of Little Wormwood Scrubs all north of Notting Hill

"Lively and lined with trendy independent shops, bars and restaurants, it's no wonder that Portobello Road is so popular!"

David Roberts

"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

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

Stuart Bennett

What is your favourite place?

Where do North Kensington locals go?

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 Juice Café

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

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!!

Fez Mangal

A bustling Turkish restaurant close to Ladbroke Grove Underground Station that cooks amazing Turkish BBQ'd meats. Great takeaway or fun with a few friends to eat in, as it's BYOB. If you're feeling hungry, get the special mix. Also the mezze starters are tasty too...actually everything is!

The Masons Arms

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


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

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.


'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!

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 Garden Caffe

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

Pizza East

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

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park, Kensal Green, Shepherd's Bush, Notting Hill, Holland Park, East Acton, Queen's Park, Harlesden and Maida Vale

What do you love about North Kensington?

Why do you find North Kensington a great place to live?


"The Lexi Cinema on Chamberlayne Road is a unique independent cinema. Despite the gentrification, the area has kept its community feel. Great local parks like St Mark's, Little Wormwood Scrubs, Queen's Park Gardens and Emslie Horniman Pleasance. The area has one of the biggest and most famous cemeteries in London, Kensal Green Cemetery. Great shopping areas, Chamberlayne Road, Golborne Road and the northern end of Porto... more

May 2016


"Leafy, mixed in terms of demographic, very diverse with different socio-economic backgrounds. Safe, nice atmosphere, easy to get to Notting Hill, Queensway, Westfield and town, or to escape out of town. I wouldn't live anywhere else. Lived here for 30 years...great mix of restaurants and cuisines."

February 2015


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"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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Spencer Stage School: Tiny Street

Etheline Holder Hall
All singing, dancing, tiny toddler class. An introduction to the performing arts, with the difference of a different story each week to get their imagination going and give them a chance to rest their arms and legs in class! Website

Westminster Warriors Basketball Club

Moberly Sports & Education Centre
The Westminster Warriors Basketball Club has been developing local talent across West London. We believe in teaching the proper fundamentals of basketball in a disciplined, safe, yet fun-filled environment. Our style of play is athletic, uptempo and exciting to watch, yet well-drilled, fundamentally sound and enjoyable to play. There are three teams - Local League under 16s male, National League under 18s male, National League under 20s male, Local League men & women and National League division 1 men Website

Bramleys Big Adventure

Bramley's Big Adventure is an indoor adventure playground for children up to 11 years old. A large building under the Westway flyover containing a giant three level playframe with slides ball pools swings climbs spooky den giant balls sound effects and separate under 5's and baby areas. Parents can relax in the Cafe area meeting friends reading or having a meal. Monday-Friday:10am-6pm Weekends & Holidays:10am-6:30pm Website

Westway Sports Centre

There is a ton of sport for juniors to enjoy at Westway! From football and tennis to climbing, Eton fives, wallball, netball and lots more, you can choose to play the sports you love. You will have the opportunity to try out different sports and also, if you want to, take your talent all the way through to performance level. Website

Spencer Stage School: Tap Dance

Etheline Holder Hall
Tap classes - great for co-ordination, rhythm and to let children make some noise! Dance classes also available in Ballet, Street, Jazz and Pop Dance. Glee Club; learn the dance and sing the song! Drama Club, Parties and Private Lessons. We put the emphasis on fun and confidence building without compromising excellent technical training and safety. Website

Water Babies

QE2 Jubilee School
Swimming from birth is fantastic for your baby's health & development and could spark a lifetime's interest in sport. Each lesson provides a complete physical work-out strengthening your baby's heart and lungs and in turn aiding development of the brain including stimulating all 5 senses (taste smell touch sight and sound). And with each lesson burning up to 300 calories you'll get a work-out too! Website

Baby Rhyme Time

North Kensington Central Library
The Summer Reading Challenge and Bookcrawl are running in Kensington and Chelsea Libraries throughout the summer holidays, with activities and events designed to create a real buzz around children's reading. Website
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