London’s Hostel 639 Backpackers, offers it’s customers a great location for a budget price. It is easily located opposite the Kensal Green tube station and has the number 18 bus stopping right out the front, the number 18 bus line is a 24 hour service making  getting around London a breeze. (see our Facilities)
Just a 10 minute walk down the road and you will find a Sainsbury’s supermarket and just a further 10 minutes from there you are at London’s famous Portobello Road.

Portobello Road is home to the Notting Hill Market and Antiques Market. You can find anything from shoes and clothing to fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as the street markets Portobello Road has its own share of Bars, Cafés, Restaurants and shops making this one of the most charming parts of London.

Portobello Road and the surrounding streets are is also home to the World Famous Notting Hill Carnival, just a 5 minute walk from Hostel 639 and you are at the corner of Harrow Road and Ladbroke Grove the starting point for Carnival.

The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has been running since1966  and takes place on the streets of Notting Hill each year in August and runs over three days (the August bank holiday weekend Monday and the two days before). The carnival has attracted around one million people every year, making it one of the largest street festivals in the world.

Just a short ride on the Bakerloo Line (Brown Line on the Underground) accessible from Kensal Green tube and you are on your way to some of London’s top tourist attractions:

Bakerloo Line Stops (from Kensal Green)

  • 4 Stops Northbound from Kensal Green
    Wembley Central station is located across the road from Wembley Stadium and the home to the FA Cup Final & Carling Cup Final as well as being a popular venue for some of the worlds most famous musicians and major concert events.Just outside Wembley Stadium you will find Wembley Market, it is one of the biggest markets in London
  • 1 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Queens Park Market, every Sunday from 10am-2pm, . March House farm always has a queue for their free range meat and poultry, as does Grasmere farm for their hot from the pan sausage sandwiches. VOTED BEST FARMERS MARKET IN THE UK 2012
  • 5 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Paddington station is one of the main railway stations in London. This is the station where visitors take the Heathrow Express to Heathrow Airport and is a main hub for may other train lines.
  • 8 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Sherlock Holmes Museum are located on the Baker Street exit of the underground and it is also just a short walk to Regent’s Park or you can take the 6th Stop Regents Park
  • 10 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Oxford Circus station is the place to shop, shop, shop! This is the intersection where Oxford Street and Regent Street meet and the busiest shopping district in London with several large department stores
  • 5 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Piccadilly Circus station is the stop for the Statue of Eros, West End Theatreland and the London Chinatown. There are many theatres along Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. London Chinatown, with lots of good Chinese restaurants and supermarkets, is situated south of Shaftesbury Avenue between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The restaurants are always busy especially before and after theatre shows.
  • 5 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Stop at Charing Cross station if you are visiting Trafalgar Square & Nelson’s Column.Other tourist attractions around Trafalgar Square include the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and St Martin-in-the Fields Church. There are also many theatres, hotels, restaurants and pubs near Charing Cross station.
  • 5 Stop Southbound from Kensal Green
    Tourist attractions near Waterloo station include the London Eye, London Aquarium, The Royal Festival Hall and the Jubilee Pedestrian Bridge.Within easy walking distance from Waterloo station are other popular London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Downing Street.