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

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Camden Market

Camden Market

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

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.

Stingray

Stingray

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

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!

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

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.

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!!

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."

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

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

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

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

YogaBugs Classes - Fun Yoga for Children

Dolphin Montessori Nursery
YogaBugs classes are magical, fun and totally interactive story-style adventures for children! These classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga. Combining fun with exercise, children go on wild adventures where they may roar like a lion, fly like a bird or blast into outer space! Website

Little Stars Drop In

Kentish Town Community Centre
Children have lots of play to develop their physical, social and emotional skills. Come along and join a friendly and laid back atmosphere and share your experience over a cup of tea. Enjoy lots of fun activities for under ones and receive advice and workshops on breast feeding, weaning and more! Website

Mummy & Baby Yoga Classes in Kentish Town


Mums do yoga and the babies lie/sit next to them. If the baby is unsettled or needs a feed, then the mum tends to the baby. The yoga that the mums do is tailored for post-partum, to make the pelvic floor stronger, and to tone the body up 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
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Holloway area guide
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Caledonian Road area guide
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