Sunday, 15 April 2007


Welcome. This is a blog dedicated to Kensal Rise, London's hottest neighbourhood. Well, possibly not, but it's getting there. I can't guarantee frequent posts, and what topics they will cover other than pubs, bars, shops, moans about transport, and photos I have taken, we will wait to see.


Cat said...

Perhaps you should add another subject to your blog? I've just bought a garden flat in the area with my boyfriend, and would love to hear if anyone can recommend/warn against any local plummers/victorian fireplace-salesmen/sash-window repairmen/builders/etc.
We've been renting in the area for a while, and love it here,so now that we need tradesmen, I'd like to go local.

Mrs Scruffy said...

Nice to find somebody writing about where I live, although being on the north side of Chamberlayne Road I consider myself firmly in KG. I've lived here for 16 years and things could only have got better and they did. But having acquired offspring recently, the main challenge has been finding a decent primary school.

Matchbox said...

Hi Kensal Rising,

I work for Matchbox Magazine, and love your blog, it helps the editorial team up to date on all the going on's in Kensal Rise. Anyone can subscribe to Matchbox just go to

Keep up the good work - and hope you enjoy the February issue.

The Matchbox Team x

Anonymous said...

Just came across this blog and love it. Excellent work and thank you. Having lived in Kensal Rise for 36 years have seen it grow into a lovely place to be.

tom said...

Hi Matthew,
I would like to get in contact with you regarding your blog as i work for We will be commencing a new Kensal Rise site (although we do cover Brent already)and i thought it would be great to have you as a point of contact and try also to give your blog some extra exposure through our site. If you could email me on i look forward greatly to hearing from you.

All the best,

Tom Cole