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Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger

Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Recently renovated, this leisure centre set in a historic Grade II listed building has a swimming pool and a gym.

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

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!

The Hill

The Hill

With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!

The Bull & Last

The Bull & Last

A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.

Bistro Laz

Bistro Laz

A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.

Stingray

Stingray

The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

The George

The George

A modern but rustic pub with hearty dishes and a relaxing atmosphere.

The Armoury Gym

The Armoury Gym

An independent, not that busy, bright gym with lots of windows and natural light, offering good classes and lovely staff too.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

Affording one of the best views of London, Hampstead Heath is certainly a peaceful spot to look at the skyline in all its glory!

Highgate Bathing Ponds

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!

Roundhouse

Roundhouse

For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!

The Freemasons Arms

The Freemasons Arms

A great gastropub that serves modern British and Mediterranean dishes.

Anima e Cuore

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Dartmouth Park, Belsize Park, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Highgate, Archway, Camden, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage and Holloway

"The name Belsize Park derives from the French 'bel assis' meaning 'well situated'."

Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses.

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From the ponds to the beautiful views, there is no better place to spend a sunny day than on Hampstead Heath.

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Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings.

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Angelina Ballerina

Expressions Studios
Ballet classes for children from 2 years old. This magical class introduces children to the early movements in ballet, through fun and enduring stories and encourages little girls and boys to ballet

Mini Beat Music with Caroline

Blackfriars Hall St Dominic's Priory
Come and join me and have lots of fun with a great selection of favourite songs and plenty of new ones on the guitar. I am an independent children's musician with years of experience working with children of all abilities and disabilities. I am not part of any Franchise and my sessions are completely individual and packed with spontaneity always open to requests. Website

Kentish Town City Farm


As a city farm in London, we are dedicated to helping people learn about animals, food, nature and the environment. Our unique setting includes farm animals, wildlife pond, community gardens, allotments and a multi-purpose farm building. The Farm has several programmes for organisations working with children. Website

Street Dance at Star Steps Street Dance Academy

Expressions Dance Studio
Classes are great for developing confidence, memory, listening skills, motor skills, cooperation, discipline, balance, coordination. A safe, fun, friendly, non-competitive environment for all to enjoy. The Academy's A-list choreographers / dance teachers are highly trained approachable and experienced instructors who regularly perform worldwide and have appeared in well known pop videos. Website

Rhythms and Rhymes

Nordoff Robbins London Centre
Rhythms and Rhymes is a weekly music group for mums and babies (dads and carers also welcome) run by the music therapy experts at Nordoff Robbins. The sessions are an opportunity for you and your baby to join in with familiar nursery rhymes, using musical toys, so you can enjoy shared creative play in a relaxed and supportive environment. Website

After School Pottery Club

Kentish 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

Sounds and Song

Nordoff Robbins London Centre,
Sounds and Songs is a weekly music-making group for toddlers of all abilities with their parents / carers. The sessions are made up of familiar songs and interactive musical activities that everyone can take part in and enjoy together. Participants are encouraged to play musical instruments, sing and use body movements. They have the opportunity to develop social, language and interactive skills through music-making in a supportive environment. Website

About Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak is an inner urban area of north London in the London Borough of Camden below Hampstead Heath. It is bordered by the more affluent areas of Belsize Park to the west, Kentish Town to the south, Eastern Hampstead to the North and Dartmouth Park and Tufnell Park to the east. Gospel Oak railway station is served by London Overground (formerly Silverlink) services on the North London Line and the Gospel Oak to Barking line.

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