Kensal Rise

The secret tenant: my diary of calling a horsebox home

In the last of his series seeking out Zone 2 rental options for young Londoners at less than £500 a month all in, graduate surveyor Tim Lowe, 26, gets desperate and hires a gipsy caravan-style horsebox drawn by a Transit van.

Inside the home of a Vogue stylist

Stylist with royal connections, Mary Fellowes, has created a character-packed home from a gloomy Victorian terrace. She takes us on an exclusive tour of her house in Kensal Rise.

Kensal Rise has risen

Last year Brent saw Britain’s fastest-rising house prices, cementing Kensal Rise's transformation from ‘drive-by shooting capital’ to starry Nappy Valley. We track the secrets to its success.

Kensal Rise has risen

Last year Brent saw Britain’s fastest-rising house prices, cementing Kensal Rise's transformation from ‘drive-by shooting capital’ to starry Nappy Valley. We track the secrets to its success.

Man-size space: wow-factor kitchen extension

Marketing consultant Benji Philipson, 37, ploughed his savings into turning the bland rear area of his Victorian terrace in Kensal Rise into an unusual design statement - and the heart of the home.

My design Christmas

Furniture designer Russell Pinch, arts and crafts expert Janice Blackburn and author India Knight reveal their favourite festive shops and designers throughout the capital