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

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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.

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

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.

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.

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!

Camden Market

Camden Market

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

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.

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!

Stingray

Stingray

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

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.

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!

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger

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

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!!

The Hill

The Hill

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

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

"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."

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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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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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

Jigsaw Performing Arts

Acland Burghley School
Students between the ages of 3 and 6 years attend an hour and a half session divided into three sections of dance, drama and singing. This is a great introduction to the performing arts and develops the student's confidence, focus and social skills from an early age. Website

Theatretrain Camden

Acland Burghley School
At Theatretrain Camden 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. All students have the opportunity to perform every year from our local shows to the Royal Albert Hall! Our classes are designed to teach transferable skills and build confidence, all while having lots of fun! Website

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

Apples and Pears - Healthy Lifestyle

Kentish Town Community Centre
We offer a variety of programmes to ensure there is the perfect programme for you. Whether you love a challenging exercise class, prefer a walk with friends, or are interested in new recipe ideas, portion sizes and healthy eating we have a programme that will work for you. Website

Mum & Baby Bellydance & Yoga

Kentish Town Community Centre
Starting with warm up yoga poses, we will tone the abdominal muscles, strengthening the back and pelvic floor. We will learn basic Bellydance techniques to help you engage all muscles and gain awareness of your posture, helping you sooth or prevent any back and neck pain. In addition, we will spend time learning fun choreography which will help you release stress, increase energy while bonding with your baby. We will finish the class with some guided relaxation and a nice cup of tea!

Academy of Dance

Dance Fusion Academy, Expressions Studios
We are involved with the local schools and community and have a great relationship with both the parents and the children within the Academy. We take RAD examinations and do yearly productions such as Alice In Wonderland at the Bloomsbury Theatre London along with numerous presentation days.  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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