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
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burke
"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
Where do Kentish Town locals go?
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
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
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
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
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
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
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 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
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
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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 rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
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
One of the best venues for rock and metal bands and club nights opposite Camden Town Underground Station.
Submitted by Kevin
Why do you find Kentish Town a great place to live?
"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?
"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."
Explore Kentish Town
Child-friendly activities near Kentish Town
Mum & Baby Bellydance & YogaKentish 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!
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
Little HavenCastlehaven Community Centre
The drop-in is open for three mornings a week. During Littlehaven Under 5's Drop-in, our well resourced play room includes a creative area, messy play, home corner, baby area, book corner, small world play equipment and a wide variety of puzzles and building blocks. The Littlehaven Under 1's Drop-in on a Wednesday is for babies with parents / carers, offering sensory play opportunities designed to encourage baby's learning and development. Focusing on early communications - including sights, sounds and touch. 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
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
New Mum New YouKentish 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
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
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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