MCWG has now found its permanent home under the iconic Trellik Tower on Golborne Road. Designed by Erno Goldfinger and completed in 1972 it is a Grade II Listed building.
The local area of North Kensington is an area of West London lying North of Notting Hill Gate and South of Harrow Road.
North Kensington is the key neighbourhood of Notting Hill. It is where most of the violence of the Notting Hill race riots of 1958 occurred, where the Notting Hill Carnival started and where most of the scenes in the film Notting Hill were shot. Even the area’s main transport hub,
North Kensington was once an area well known for its slum housing, but housing prices have now risen and the area is considered exclusive and upscale.Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe.
This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in the world. Though Ladbroke Grove is the area’s main thoroughfare, its best known street is Portobello Road with its street market. North Kensington also has the largest Moroccan population in England.