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Kensal Green NW10 was called King’s Holt in the 13th century. Kensal Green Cemetery was established in 1832. Notable burials include novelist Anthony Trollope, artist Byam Shaw, composer George Perry, sculptor Halina Korn, cartoonist Bert Thomas, and actress Kitty Melrose. The cemetery was a filming location for Theater of Blood horror comedy.
Famous Kensal Green NW10 residents include footballer and media personality Ian Wright, actress Sienna Miller, actress Thandie Newton, singer Rita Ora, singer Paloma Faith, singer Lily Allen. Luxury goods maker Mulberry produced a handbag named Kensal.
In 2016, Benz Burgers was named the second best takeaway in the UK. Kensal Rise Library was established in 1900 by Mark Twain. Nick Cave, Alan Bennett, Pet Shop Boys, and Zadie Smith joined the 2010 campaign to save the library.
Kensal Green is a northwest London borough situated in the districts of Kensington and Chelsea and Brent in the historic Middlesex county. To the north of the area is Willesden, to the south is White City, to the west is Harlesden, and to the east are Queens Parkto and Brondesbury. Kensal Green is in close proximity to the Old Oak Common site.
Kensal Green is famous for its original 60’s gentlemen’s barber shop, Gee Barber, as well as for its cafes, bars, and independent boutiques. Popular sites in the area among locals are Kensington Memorial Park and Little Wormwood Scrubs, a large open space that offers various activities. Also within walking distance are King Edwards VII Park and Queens Park.
Kensal Green station in the Bakerloo line, on Travelcard Zone 2, is approximately 20 minutes from the West End and Oxford Circus. The North London line of the London Overground network also has regular services to Clapham Junction (south side), Stratford (east side), and Richmond (west side). Extensive bus routes run from Kensal Green as well.