Good To Know Guide: Kensal Rise
At Douglas & Gordon our Kensal Rise Estate Agents understand the charm and hidden opportunities of the local areas they operate in. The sales and letting agents in Kensal Rise work closely with our offices across central, west and south-west London to always ensure they achieve the best possible result. Carry on reading to see what our Streatham estate agents love about the local area.
Originally one of ten manors within the district of Willesden, Kensal Rise was first recorded in 1253, translating from old English meaning the King’s Holt (King’s Wood). Until the Victorian era, the area remained largely agricultural. A rise in residential development is attributed to the building of the Great Western Railway and Grand Union Canal (1800s). The area has been popular ever since. Several celebrities, such as Ian Wright, Sophie Dahl, Jamie Cullum, Paloma Faith and Rita Ora have called this neighbourhood home.
Property for Sale in Kensal Rise. Located close to Central London in Zone 2, the area’s convenient transport links make Kensal Rise a popular place for all generations to live. As a friendly north-west London neighbourhood known for its vibrant community feel, Kensal Rise appeals to those from all backgrounds. The area boasts a mix of properties to suit a wide array of budgets: from spacious 3 and 4 bedroom period properties, Edwardian terraces and 2-bedroom artisan cottages, all tastes are catered for. Expansive green open spaces can also be found around the corner in local Queen’s Park.
Kensal Rise Flats to Rent. Tenants renting property in lively Kensal Rise will have a choice of multiple large town house conversions into beautiful flats. And, the appeal of renting properties is no surprise given the perks of living in the area. Safe, scenic and iconic, Kensal Rise local community is only becoming more diverse and the demand for rentals higher. With something to suit almost any budget, speak to one of our experienced Douglas & Gordon agents to find the ideal home to suit your needs.
What we love about Kensal Rise. As Kensal Rise is now one of the most modern and desirable residential areas in London, a range of exciting new shops, restaurants, bars and cafes have found their way here. Vogue cited Chamberlayne Road as ‘the hippest street in Europe’ thanks to its abundance of independent boutiques, florists, delicatessens and antique stores with pieces dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The region is also home to a dynamic night life, with wine, cocktail bars and pubs regularly hosting celebrity clientele.
Schools in Kensal Rise
Ark Franklin School
Princess Frederica C of E
Newman Catholic College
Sion Manning RC
Kensington Alridge Academy