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Camden’s trendier counterpart with a range of independent shops and eateries

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Stingray

Stingray

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

Camden Market

Camden Market

Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!

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!

inSpiral

inSpiral

Serving organic food and drink ideal for a quick brunch. Wholesome meals, delicious salads and a variety of smoothies that are nice too.

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.

Bumblebee Natural Foods

Bumblebee Natural Foods

Bumblebee Natural Foods shops on Brecknock Road...you have to add them to your list, they are amazing. Great produce over three shops and the best bread ever!!

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

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 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.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

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.

Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu

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!

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger

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

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.

Orange Juice Stall

Orange Juice Stall

A small stall based on Camden High street offering freshly squeezed orange juice, either bitter, sweet or sour. The sweet oranges are amazing!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Camden, Tufnell Park, Dartmouth Park, Holloway, Belsize Park, Regent's Park, Caledonian Road, Archway, King's Cross and Euston

"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."

One of London's most vibrant areas, Camden is a melting pot of alternative shops, bars, restaurants and markets selling weird and wonderful things!

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

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  1. It has everything you need - wonderful Spence Bakery, great butcher and fishmonger, fresh fruit and veg shop, local supermarket, hardware store, serviced laundromat, individual and unique shops and a wide range of cafes and restaurants, all in a small area.

  2. Transport links both underground and Overground, the public bath on Grafton Road and not far from Hampstead Heath.

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Child-friendly activities near Kentish Town

Down to Earth - Baby & Me

Down to Earth,
Specially tailored classes to aid postnatal recovery, gently strengthen and calm tired bodies and minds. Traditionally just for Mums our Baby & Me is open to Dads with their babies too. Suitable for little ones from 6 weeks old. Parents don't need previous yoga experience. Website

Messy Play

Kentish Town City Farm
Our weekly activities for under-fives includes the favourite Messy Play. Noisy, creative & great fun. Website

Act, Dance and Sing with Theatretrain Camden

Acland 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 Group

Kentish Town City Farm
Come along to the Apple Tree Steiner Group for baking, creating & rhymes. Website

New Mum New You

Kentish Town Community Centre
The programme is aimed at new mums who have just given birth in the last eight months. The benefits of the programme: helps you and your family to manage your weight; education and exercise for children and parents/carers; and develop an understanding of healthy eating. Website

The Salvation Army, Chalk Farm


We offer toys & games, arts & crafts, snack-time for children (tea/coffee for grown ups too!) Website

Chinese Mandarin Playgroup for Children

Kentish 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

About Kentish Town

Kentish Town is an area of north west London, in the London Borough of Camden. Many old buildings remain in Kentish Town, albeit hidden behind the facades of modern shops or neglected, and it is still possible to get a good impression of Kentish Town's heritage in present-day NW5. Kentish Town has always been noted for its pubs and bars. Kentish Town has a fairly large boundary, stretching from Camden Gardens to as a far north as the Highgate Road/Gordon House Road junction near Dartmouth Park. Kentish Town generally includes the areas to the west, around Queens Crescent and to the east around Torriano.

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Camden area guide
Tufnell Park area guide
Dartmouth Park area guide
Holloway area guide
Belsize Park area guide
Regent's Park area guide
Caledonian Road area guide
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King's Cross area guide
Euston area guide
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