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

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



For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!

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!

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!!

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.



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

The Hill

The Hill

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

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!



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.

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.

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.

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."

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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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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  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

Ballet for 7-10yrs, Beginners, Intermediate and over 50s

Kentish Town Community Centre,
A range of ballet classes are held to appeal to all ages and abilities, in our newly renovated dance studio. The classes are held in a strict but friendly atmosphere, and the skills gained in class are very useful. We are using a unique combination of English and Russian approaches which makes each lesson enjoyable yet very valuable. Try it and feel the improvement after one lesson! Website

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

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

Petra Yoga - Postnatal Yoga

Petra Yoga holds post natal classes to which babies under 10 months are welcome. They are great fun for both mums and babies. Women usually start feeling ready for some gentle exercise about 6 weeks after giving birth. Whether you had an 'easy' birth or a difficult one, the birthing muscles and the whole body need time to recover before embarking upon exercising again. 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

Yoga For Children

Kentish Town Community Centre,
Yoga for children is a form of yoga that is designed specifically for children. It includes poses to increase strength, flexibility and coordination. 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

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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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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