On a MapKensal Rise is in the London Borough of Brent.
Who Lives in Kensal Rise?Vogue once named Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise as “the hippest street in Europe” thanks to the shops, restaurants, bars and cafés located here and the beautiful trendy folk who frequent them. Few other places in the world get this sort of celebrity attention. And if it’s celebrity-status isn’t enough to convince you to move here, surveys and censuses have shown that the inhabitants of Kensal Rise are younger and smarter than the average Londoner.
Location and TransportKensal Rise is in a prime location, sitting next to the City of Westminster and surrounded by areas including Notting Hill, Maida Vale, Paddington and Kensington. One of the main reasons why it’s such a popular area to live in is the great transport links. Kensal Rise station provides connections through to Richmond and Clapham while Kensal Green tube station is on the Bakerloo line and a 20 minute journey from Oxford Circus. There are plenty of bus services and, for those feeling a little more athletic, there’s a bike path running along the canal from Kensal Rise to Paddington.
Kensal Rise PropertyThe cost of renting and buying a property in Kensal Rise is on the increase. It’s believed that people who were previously looking to purchase homes in Notting Hill have seen greater potential and value for money in Kensal Rise. According to Homes & Property, the cost to buy a 2,500 square foot renovated home in Kensal Rise has leapt up from £570,000 in 2002 to over £2 million in 2014. Rental properties in Kensal Rise are larger than your average in London, with over 50% having three or four bedrooms. The fantastic services located in the area make this a great area for young families, including four primary schools, plenty of parks and gardens and local recreational facilities. In 2017, the average monthly rental price for a property in Kensal Rise was £2,110.
Kensal Rise Restaurants and BarsHere are a few of our favourite restaurants, bars and cafés in and around Kensal Rise. Smithfield market and grilled to perfection. This is a meat-lover’s dream with an extensive range of steaks including a 500g t-bone and 750g côte de boeuf. The Chamberlayne also specialises in whiskey – the perfect digestive after your meal. Cosy and relaxed, the Chamberlayne is the perfect local pub. Address: 83 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3NDPhone: 0208 960 4311 Gilligan here but you will find good times, great beer and a fun and friendly atmosphere. The Island is a great local, family friendly pub that offers seasonal ales and a monthly changing menu. On sunny days you can sit outside on the terrace, and when the weather turns cold head inside to the snug. Address: 123 College Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 5HAPhone: 0208 960 0693
Minkie’s DeliThis Kensal Rise hub is where all of the cool and trendy head to for their morning caffeine fix. Owner and head chef, Doron Atzmon, has become a local celebrity in his own right, and offers a tasty selection of salads, sandwiches, hot meals and sweets reflecting what is in season. The coffee here is a great and the triple choc brownies are even better. Address: ‘Glasshouse’ Chamberlayne Road, London , NW10 5RQPhone: 0208 969 2182
Lisboa PâtisserieLet your taste buds transport you to the sunshine and warmth of Lisbon at Lisboa Pâtisserie. Get here early to grab some of their famous pastel de nata – these custard tarts fly out the door as soon as they’re taken out of the oven. You can also purchase a strong Portuguese espresso and you may as well try one of the many other delicious sweet delights on offer. Address: 57 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NRPhone: 0208 968 5242
Kensal Rise Shops
Things to do in Kensal Rise
If you want to take a few moments to get away from the general hustle and bustle of London, or perhaps you’re looking to unwind after a long, stressful day at work, look no further than Jivita Ayurveda. The organic wellbeing centre is located in the heart of Kensal Rise and offers health consultations and body and therapy treatments to while the hours away.