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Neighbourhood Guide

Kensal Rise

Welcome to the first in our series of Neighbourhood Guides. From local groceries and cafés to hidden gems and go-to shops, the MG&Co. Team are sharing some favourite local spots...

We thought it was only fitting to start with Kensal Rise in West London, Matilda’s stomping ground and the home of our showroom and studio at The Tay.


L’Angelo Deli
This deli is a one-stop shop for Italian food, from fresh pasta and cheese to biscotti. Top tip - hand-pick cheese and salumi to build your own sandwiches at their deli counter. 

Sonora Cafe & Kitchen
A neighbourhood deli offering Mexican inspired cuisine. A great lunchtime spot, they also have a great selection of deli items, wine & crisps - perfect for picking up pre-dinner snacks. “Try their smoked tofu burrito, it's so tasty!” - Sara at MG&Co.  

Kensal Rise’s local grocers - Brooks is an independent butchers offering a varied selection of produce; from fresh bread, fruits & veggies and pantry essentials. The studio’s go-to for a fail-safe foodie gift.


Scarlet & Violet
Hand-pick a bouquet from a seasonal selection of flowers or opt for a pre-made bouquet - they make for such a special gift and have an option for everyone…

Hedgehog Shop 
Treasuring the art of traditional toys. The Hedgehog Shop offers beautiful must haves for family life, from Craft kits to partyware. “It’s hard to have a little peek as there is always something beautiful I want to bring home to the kids” - M.G

Kensal Eyes
A much loved and respected family business. They offer a range of styles from contemporary to classic and have an amazing selection of vintage sunglasses.


Offer a range of classes specialising in health & wellbeing; from Aikido to Pilates. “The team goes once a month to a morning yoga class which always helps with the busy days ahead” - Lily at MG&Co.

Tabitha Robertson
If you're on the lookout for a reset & refresh, head to Tabitha Robertson in Queen's Park. Choose from hot stone massages, energising aromatherapy, pregnancy-specific treatments and more...

Swanky Nails 
For those treat days: offering a range of treatments with a focus on clean beauty. They take pride in offering carefully chosen, less harmful products.


Farmer's Market
“A true family favourite” - M.G
The best way to spend a slow Sunday, with a range of stalls from seasonal organic veggies & fruits to flowers & plants.

The Lexi
Kensal Rise's local cinema is a gem: volunteer run, 100% of the profits go to charity. Pop by on a rainy day and settle in with a bowl of popcorn.

Queen's Park
Everyone's favourite local green space, this pint-sized park is a five minute walk from Kensal Rise. With a petting zoo, pitch-and-put and sweet café for a little pick-me-up.