Camden’s trendier counterpart with a range of independent shops and eateries
"Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses."Oliver Venn
"One of London's most vibrant areas, Camden is a melting pot of alternative shops, bars, restaurants and markets selling weird and wonderful things!"Claire O'Donnell
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burkesmith
Where do Kentish Town locals go?
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
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
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!!
Submitted by Tim
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
Serving organic food and drink ideal for a quick brunch. Wholesome meals, delicious salads and a variety of smoothies that are nice too.
Submitted by Habiba
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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
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
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
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.
Submitted by Grace
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 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
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!
Submitted by Habiba
Why do you find Kentish Town a great place to live?
"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."
"Transport links both underground and Overground, the public bath on Grafton Road and not far from Hampstead Heath."
What do you like about Kentish Town?
Did you know?
"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."
Explore Kentish Town
Child-friendly activities near Kentish Town
Perform - Drama, Dance & Singing for 4-8 year olds - Kentish TownLuther Tyndale Church Hall
Child development is at the heart of everything we do, so our weekly classes will boost your child's confidence, improve their concentration and give them a creative outlet to make friends and have fun. 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
Apple Tree Steiner GroupKentish Town City Farm
Come along to the Apple Tree Steiner Group for baking, creating & rhymes. Website
Messy PlayKentish Town City Farm
Our weekly activities for under-fives includes the favourite Messy Play. Noisy, creative & great fun. Website
Down to Earth - Baby & MeDown 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
Chinese School and PlaygroupKentish Town Community Centre
Mandarin is taught in a happy atmosphere through various fun activities integrated with Chinese culture. Children will learn Chinese/ Mandarin in a FUN and CREATIVE way with us! We do talking, singing, playing, drawing and making! That's the way children like and that's the way children learn. Website
Chalk Farm Baby and Toddler Grouphampstead seventh day adventist church
Come along to our friendly play group where you can relax, play and meet other parents and carers. Toys, arts and crafts, messy play, sand, music and more. Free refreshments. At the moment we operate on a FREE drop-in anytime basis. 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Tufnell Park
- Dartmouth Park
- Belsize Park
- Regent's Park
- Caledonian Road
- King's Cross
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