Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Free cash machine?

From the Kensal Green Directory I see this:

FREE Cash Machine!!!

We now have a free 24 hour cash machine! It is located at JR News (the Post Office) in College Rd.

Is this true? No need for Tescos then (well except for the other reasons).

Garden being restored behind Kilburn Library

which is in Queen's Park (I think I have commented on the odd naming of most of the area's libraries before). Story here.

[Link playing up so here's the google cache]

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Not a lot going on. Various commentators have given us some gossip. One commentator noted that a shop next to Eat Sushi was going to open selling clothes. Seems to be activity in what was Home (and what was it before that? I can't remember). Perfect Pizza seems to have lost its sign. Possibly Baker & Spice is to reopen as Clarke's (but note here). Maybe a Pizza Express in Queen's Park.

I've got a good dishwasher repair man, electrician to recommend, and that's about it. Comments on anything welcome.

Monday, 13 April 2009

A Kensal Rise Map

I'm creating a map of things in Kensal Rise/Kensal Green that I like or dislike etc. It's very much in its infancy at the moment, and clearly the boundaries of our area are rather flexible. Hopefully however it will be useful. When it's more complete I'll create a better link.

New benches

Originally uploaded by mjtphotos
Where Wakeman Road and Pember Road (I think) meet Chamberlayne Road, the pedestrianised areas have been retiled and benches put it.

1. Aren't they ugly?
2. Why are they so close together?

Friday, 10 April 2009

New things!

Courtesy of a commenter on the post below:

Just heard that Gail's Patisserie is taking over Baker & Spice, Pizza Express interested in Nikki Noodle premises and The Salusbury Deli is to close for 6 weeks for a refurb.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

What does Kensal Rise most need?

Or just would be nice.

One thing we would like is a proper pizzeria, or Italian. I haven't really found anything in the area - Pizza Teca became takeaway only a few years back. If anyone has any recomendations.

We did want a butcher, and 'Meat Farm' has opened. Has anyone tried it? We'd also like a book shop or a second-hand shop that sold books.

* I saw Baker & Spice has closed for 'refurbishment'. A friend told me staff in one of their other branches said it actually has closed for good. Not sure if this is true. We also are concerned that the shoe repair place at the north end of Chamberlayne Road has closed down.

Samson Miro looks like it has reopened

We only passed it yesterday on the bus, but it loooks much the same but with more seating and perhaps the back has been opened up!

Update: A closer look, through the window, shows it is more like a bar, with just the side wall with wines and a lot more seating, including sofas with a view out of the back.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Harvist is open

I haven't had time to pop in yet, but I looked through the window and it looks very nice, with cakes on plates with little glass coverings (I'm sure there is a term for these). Will send a review in the next few days.