Things become edgier on the northern side of the Westway. Ladbroke Grove, so gentrified at the Holland Park end, is here lined with late-night shops and fast-food joints, and overlooked by local authority housing, though there are also some handsome houses, long since converted into flats. Portuguese cafés feed a mini expat community, and an indoor market turns the thundering Westway to its advantage. At the area’s northernmost boundary, you’ll find the green oasis of Kensal Green Cemetery (the first of London’s grand Victorian burial grounds) and architect Ernö Goldfinger’s 31-storey Trellick Tower, Grade II*-listed, and a modernist icon.
North Kensington area guide
Find the best restaurants, bars, pubs and things to do in W10 with Time Out's guide to the area
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Restaurants in North Kensington
Lowry & Baker
The northern branch of the Notting Hill Tribe loves Lowry & Baker – so much so that one local advises against even trying to get in at the weekend. This is the...
Snaps & Rye
Scandinavian cooking has been a big deal here in London for a few years, but much of it has been Swedish in origin or orientation. Snaps & Rye is Danish. You’d...
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ seems to be the philosophy of Galicia, which has changed little in its many years of serving Spanish food to north Notting...
Anar Persian Kitchen
The name of this Persian restaurant and wine bar on Portobello Road translates as 'pomegranate' - a fruit native to Iran and popular throughout much of the...
Things to do in North Kensington
Bars and pubs in North Kensington
Ariadne's Nectar Bar
A pub in North Kensginton – Justin from The Vaccine's favourite, no less, as he told Time Out.