Commuter connections and a stunning setting adjacent to Parliament Hill
"Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses."Oliver Venn
"From the ponds to the beautiful views, there is no better place to spend a sunny day than on Hampstead Heath."Mike Tracy
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burkesmith
Where do Gospel Oak locals go?
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
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
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
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
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
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
The Armoury Gym
An independent, not that busy, bright gym with lots of windows and natural light, offering good classes and lovely staff too.
Submitted by Claire
Affording one of the best views of London, Hampstead Heath is certainly a peaceful spot to look at the skyline in all its glory!
Submitted by Ed
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
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
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
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
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
Why do you find Gospel Oak a great place to live?
Be the first to tell us what makes living in Gospel Oak great.
Did you know?
"World renowned poet John Keats lived on the border and was inspired by Hampstead Heath - he is thought to have penned Ode to a Nightingale after hearing birdsong whilst in the Spaniards Inn."
Explore Gospel Oak
Child-friendly activities near Gospel Oak
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
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
Apple Tree Steiner GroupKentish Town City Farm
Come along to the Apple Tree Steiner Group for baking, creating & rhymes. Website
Spanish Rhyme TimeLe Moulin Bakery,
Come and learn Spanish through music, playing instruments, guitar led songs, singing , puppets shows, dancing and fun! The best Spanish class in town. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome. Website
Street Dance at Star Steps Street Dance AcademyExpressions 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
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
RUGGERBUGSGospel Oak Primary School
RUGGERBUGS is a fun and exciting pre-school sports development programme based around non-contact rugby for girls and boys, aged 18 months to Six years. It is designed to promote a fun and positive attitude to sport and fitness from an early age. The current initial cost to join is £74.99 (including P&P) per child. This includes Annual Membership, RUGGERBUGS kit and first 4 weeks of RUGGERBUGS sessions. Thereafter payment is £30.35 payable by monthly Direct Debit. £8 trial session available. 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Dartmouth Park
- Belsize Park
- Kentish Town
- Tufnell Park
- Swiss Cottage
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