London area of W10 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W10 neighbourhood

The North Kensington district of W10 includes the areas of North Kensington, Queen's Park and parts of Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Town. Towering over the whole of W10 is Trellick Tower, the iconic 31-storey block of flats designed in the Brutalist style by the Erno Goldfinger, the architect on whom Ian Flemming based one of his early Bond villains of the same name. One of the most cosmopolitan areas of London, North Kensington boasts the largest Moroccan population in England. W10 includes the notorious Westway flyover as well as the Kensal Green Cemetery, where the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the novelists Anthony Trollope and William Makepeace Thackery are buried. The area near Ladbroke Grove tube also boasts a range of clothing and jewellery markets which make up an extension to the nearby Portobello Market in neighbouring W11.

See our recommended nearby W10 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

W10 Hotels

in or near W10
The Colonnade Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
2 Warrington Crescent, W9
Little Venice's tranquil waterways, colourful narrow boats and meandering canals are easily reached from The Colonnade hotel, which is also conveniently located for easy access to ... More
 
 
 
Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6
Located in North London, just a 2-minute walk from Kilburn Park Tube station, the Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale hotel offers value for money and 58 ... More
 
 
 
Europa House Apartments London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
79A Randolph Avenue, W9
Considering their close proximity to Paddington Station and the high standard of accommodation these serviced apartments come at a relatively reasonable price. Overlooking three and a ... More
 
 
 

W10 Entertainment

in or near W10
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The Tabernacle Arts Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, W10, London W11
This refurbished Victorian church has been converted into a multi-functional venue for arts and exhibitions. Facilities include a dance studio, theatre-style performance space, soundproofed production studio ... More
 
 
 
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Rough Trade West
London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, W10, London W11
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven ... More
 
 
 
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The Idler Academy
London > Entertainment > 81 Westbourne Park Road, W10, London W2
If you like your coffee with a strong shot of philosophy, The Idler Academy is the place for you. This cafe-cum-centre of learning was set up ... More
 
 
 

W10 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near W10
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Trellick Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
5 Golbourne Road, W10, London W10
Towering over Golborne Road, the famous Trellick Tower has become a much talked about landmark, loved and loathed in equal measure but protected from any wrecking ... More
 
 
 
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Portobello Road Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Portobello Road, W10, London W11
The famous Portobello Road antiques and flea market in Notting Hill takes place every Saturday although there are also stalls from Monday to Friday. Running from ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
London > Attractions > Museums
Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, W10, London W11
From Cornflakes to Ker-plunk, Spacedust to Spacehoppers, take a nostalgic tour through 200 years of British consumerism with Robert Opie's unique creation. Enter the Museum of ... More
 
 
 

W10 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W10
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Rellik
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
8 Golborne Road, W10, London W10
Three traders from the famous Portobello Road market nearby grouped together and, in December 1999, set up Rellik in the shadow of Trellick Tower on Golborne ... More
 
 
 
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Les Couilles du Chien
London > Shopping > House and Garden
65 Golborne Road, W10, London W10
Channel 4's George Clarke, architect and presenter of 'The Home Show', loves Les Couilles du Chien, describing it as "the most fantastic antique and furniture shop". ... More
 
 
 
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Kokon To Zai
London > Shopping > Clothing
87 Golborne Road, W10, London W10
Kokon to Zai, meaning "east meets west" in Japanese, is a mix of designer clothes and interior design pieces but what makes it stand ... More
 
 
 

W10 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W10 London?
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Lisboa
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
57 Golborne Road, W10, London W10
Portuguese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Golborne House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 Golborne Road, W10, London W10
This gastropub works hard to escape from the imposing shadow of Goldfinger's famous Trellick Tower. Owned by prolific and popular restauranteur Tom Etridge, with River Cafe ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Oporto
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
62A Golborne Road, W10, London W10
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W10 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W10.
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Golborne House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 Golborne Road, W10, London W10
This gastropub works hard to escape from the imposing shadow of Goldfinger's famous Trellick Tower. Owned by prolific and popular restauranteur Tom Etridge, with River Cafe ... More
 
 
 
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The Grand Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
45 Woodfield Road, Westbourne Park, W10, London W9
This restored Victorian pub stands out amid the plethora of West London's gastropubs for its eclectic menu, cosy interior and wonderfully tranquil terrace. The canalside location ... More
 
 
 
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The Fat Badger
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
310 Portobello Road, W10, London W10
This wonderfully open, visually gratifying pub carefully balances modern and traditional in terms of both décor and food. High ceilings, sash windows and a feeling of ... More
 
 
 

W10 Nightlife

W10 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Blagclub, Kensal Town
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
222 Kensal Road, W10, London W10
222KR is situated in the music and media centre of Notting Hill, Canalot Studios. Walk into the beautiful, relaxed Asian themed room and be spell bound ... More
 
 
 
Under The Westway
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Acklam Road, W10, London W10
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Envy
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
41-43 Woodfield Road, W10, London W9
ENVY provides a high end location for an upmarket crowd looking for smart services and quality music in an upscale environment. ENVY is a place for the ... More
 
 
 

W10 Leisure

W10 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
All Stars Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
576 Harrow Road, W10, London W10
Boxing Club ... More
 
 
 
Meanwhile 3
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Meanwhile Gardens, off Great Western Road, W10, London W10
Skateboarding & BMX-ing ... More
 
 
 
The Electric Barge
London > Leisure > Activities
453 Harrow Road, W10, London W10
A charity which provides educational trips on its boat for schoolchildren, but funded by private hire. The boat is available for all kinds of trips and ... More
 
 
 

W10 Education

in or near W10
Westminster Student and Careers Services
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
One-Stop Services, 317 Harrow Road, W10, London W9
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The Rhythm Studio
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Adela Studio 8, Old Gramophone Works, Saga Centre, 326 Kensal Road, W10, London W10
Drum lessons, masterclasses and workshops for both children and adults take place at The Rhythm Studio just off Ladbroke Grove in West London. Drumming workshop topics ... More
 
 
 
Eat Well Be Happy
London > Education > 74 Oxford Gardens, W10, London W10
Rachel McCarthy is a naturopathic nutritionist helping patients with food allergies, intolerances and all manner of complaints. ... More
 
 
 

W10 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W10.
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Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W10, London W11
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Kensal Community Centre (KCA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
177 Kensal Road, Kensal Town, W10, London W10
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The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
244 Acklam Road, Westbourne Park, W10, London W10
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