The station opened on 1 October 1916
On 7 December 2006 at 11.00am a tornado struck Kensal Green injuring six people and damaging 150 homes.
Near to the station is the General Cemetary of All Souls, one of England’s oldest and most beautiful public burial grounds. The Friends of Kensal Green offer monthly tours of the cemetary, which is the resting place of engineers Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the mathematician Charles Babbage, the novelists Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope and William Makepeace Thackeray, and the original WH Smith.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations