Considered the chilled little sister of Harlesden, Kensal Green has an arty, bohemian feel (Kensal Green Cemetery, just over the Kensington & Chelsea border, was a fashionable final resting place for Victorian writers and artists, as well as a number of modern-day luminaries) and its cosy, compact terraces appeal to young professionals who can’t afford Notting Hill. Kensal Rise, a few streets east, has blossomed in recent years, with most of the retail action at the north end of College Road where there's a bijou, middle-class vibe, with delis, alternative-medicine treatment rooms and quirky boutiques. Restaurants, cafés and gastropubs also do a roaring trade. Further east, Willesden High Road offers an array of restaurants, shops and takeaways.
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Palmers Lodge Hillspring At Willesden Green
This clean, safe hostel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Willesden Green Underground Station with easy access into central London. It offers free WiFi, luggage storage, and a large TV lounge.Guests at Palmer’s Lodge Hillspring at Willesden Green can enjoy free continental breakfasts including croissants, cereals, jams, tea and coffee and juice. The Bike Shed restaurant and bar are on-site, with wooden decking for relaxing drinks. The hostel provides a self-catering kitchen that guests can make use of to fix their own meals.The hostel has both 24-hour reception and 24-hour access to guests via a key card security system. Guests can also use their room keys to access their own in-room safes, and security lockers are available for hire.Laundry and drying facilities are available, and guests can enjoy free use of any of the internet-connected terminals at the hostel.Coach and car parking is available.
Kensal Green Backpackers
Opposite Kensal Green Station, Kensal Green Backpackers is a 20-minute walk from vibrant Notting Hill. The budget hostel features a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, a Moroccan-style lounge bar and a Brazilian restaurant.The bright and airy dormitory bedrooms have modern bunk beds and fresh linens. There is also a TV lounge with a DVD library, an internet cafe and 2 fully equipped guest kitchens.The Kensal Green Backpackers bar offers a range of beverages and light snacks. Guests can enjoy Brazilian cuisine in the restaurant, and there is also a coffee shop for light meals and fresh pastries.Just 2 miles from Westfield London Shopping Centre, Kensal Green Backpackers is a 15-minute drive from Wembley Stadium. Kensal Green Underground Station offers direct services to London’s West End.
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Villiers Apartments is located in London, 3.3 km from Wembley Stadium. London Designer Outlet is 3.5 km from the property.The accommodation features a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or patio. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher, oven and microwave. Every unit is fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are provided.Wembley Arena is 3.6 km from Villiers Apartments. London Heathrow Airport is 17 km away.
Kensal House offers accommodation in London, 2.6 km from Portobello Road Market. The property features views of the garden and is 3.4 km from Lord's Cricket Ground. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher and there is a private bathroom. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation.Hampstead Theatre is 3.4 km from Kensal House, while Olympia Exhibition Centre is 5 km from the property. London Heathrow Airport is 18 km away.