A locals' guide to NW5
"Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses."Oliver Venn
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burke
"From the ponds to the beautiful views, there is no better place to spend a sunny day than on Hampstead Heath."Mike Tracy
Where do NW5 locals go?
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
Kentish Town Sports Centre
Recently renovated, this leisure centre set in a historic Grade II listed building has a swimming pool and a gym.
Submitted by Samuel
The Bull & Last
A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.
Submitted by Dominic
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
Anima e Cuore
From the outside, Anima e Cuore looks like a gelateria and café, but this teeny tiny restaurant serves amazing Italian food at a very reasonable price. The menu is read by the waiters and changed daily. It books up very fast and it's BYOB!
Submitted by Alex
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!
Submitted by Lisa
Highgate Bathing Ponds
Tucked away just off Millfield Lane, it is a lovely quiet place to go and relax and walk - and even better when it is sunny!
Submitted by Harriet
Excellent views of London's skyline, where you can see St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and the Gherkin. A great place to be when the sun is out!
Submitted by Pavel
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
A restaurant/bar/club serving pan-Asian food cooked by the amazing chef Ian Pengelley. You can dine and enjoy the bar area at the same time.
Submitted by Grace
A little taste of Africa. Great ambience, incredible South African Zulu statues and if that doesn't win you over, the all day 2-4-1 cocktails will!
Submitted by Trish
Serving organic food and drink ideal for a quick brunch. Wholesome meals, delicious salads and a variety of smoothies that are nice too.
Submitted by Habiba
Why do you find NW5 a great place to live?
"Transport links both underground and Overground, the public bath on Grafton Road and not far from Hampstead Heath."
What do you like about NW5?
Did you know?
"South Kentish tube station was closed for a power cut in 1924, but when power was restored, so few passengers used the station, that it was decided to not bother re-opening it."
Child-friendly activities near NW5
Chinese Mandarin Playgroup for ChildrenKentish Town Com. Centre
Immersive playgroup exposes babies and toddlers to mandarin in a natural way through music, movement, sensorial activities, puppets and storytelling. Mandarin nursery rhymes and songs make their ears familiar with Mandarin tones and build up their vocabulary. Website
Garden ExplorersKentish Town City Farm
Learn how to plant vegetables & flowers. A fun drop-in for under 5's. Children will benefit from fresh air and exercise. Website
Young Music MakersWilliam Ellis School
Individual and group classes/music sessions for children and adults starting from Early Years Musicianship Key Stage 1, recorder groups and a wide range of instruments, brass, strings and wind groups, jazz and rock. Adult and junior choirs. Website
Act, Dance and Sing with Theatretrain CamdenAcland Burghley School
Theatretrain Camden runs great value for money drama classes, dance classes and singing classes in North London. You will experience professional classes and professional performances and work with a great team!! All our Teachers are DBS checked and are either working in the industry or a qualified teacher. Website
Apple Tree Steiner GroupKentish Town City Farm
Come along to the Apple Tree Steiner Group for baking, creating & rhymes. Website
Ballet for 7-10yrs, Beginners, Intermediate and over 50sKentish Town Community Centre,
A range of ballet classes are held to appeal to all ages and abilities, in our newly renovated dance studio. The classes are held in a strict but friendly atmosphere, and the skills gained in class are very useful. We are using a unique combination of English and Russian approaches which makes each lesson enjoyable yet very valuable. Try it and feel the improvement after one lesson! Website
After School Pottery ClubKentish Town City Farm
There are regular workshops and activities - the farm even has its own classroom - aimed at the under 5's and at children up to 14 years old, some of which are free and run on a drop-in basis. After school clubs include pottery and cookery workshops where all ages are welcome and there are holiday and weekend activities too. Website
NW5 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Kentish Town, Tufnell Park (part), Dartmouth Park, Gospel Oak (part) and is covered by the Camden and Islington local authorities.
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