Kensal Green / Kensal Rise
Kensal or North Notting Hill as it is affectionally becoming known as is increasingly popular with residents moving from flats in Portobello, Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Kensington and Maida Vale. All of them seeking properties which offer better value for money.
The area has an abundance of Edwardian, Victorian and 1930’s properties with many original architectural features. Exquisite ceiling cornicing, dado-railing and cast iron fireplaces are commonplace. In many cases, these features mean that the opportunity exists for purchasers to reimagine the properties and create an eclectic contemporary aesthetic that is sympathetic to the original character of the buildings.
Its newly gentrified streets and plethora of individualistic, independent boutique businesses, restaurants, gastropubs, cafés and other amenities on the Chamberlayne Road have contributed to lure individuals to live in the fashionable area.
Kensal is within walking distance of King Edward’s Park and is in close proximity of Queen’s Park which is a beautiful family park, as well as Tiverton Green which is a recreational green space used by individuals walking their dogs. Another great addition is the Lexi Cinema an ‘Arthouse Cinema Venue’ on Chamberlayne Road, which was the first social enterprise independent boutique digital cinema movie house in Britain.
Kensal Green/Rise has an array of reputable schools for such a small area. These include Princess Federica C of E, Kenmont, St Lukes C of E and Queen’s Park Community School (QPCS).
Kensal Rise (Overground) mainland station is in Zone 2 and offers easy access into the centre of London. It also connects with Euston, Richmond, Clapham and a number of other stops in-between. Kensal Green (Underground) station is on the Bakerloo (Zone 2) which gives easy access to Oxford Circus, Piccadilly, Charing Cross and Waterloo.
Kensal’s independent creative character, combined with its fabulous amenities has made it a ‘property hot spot’ for individuals as Kensal Green/Rise is a fantastic place to live.