Camden’s trendier counterpart with a range of independent shops and eateries
"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
"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 Burkesmith
Where do Kentish Town locals go?
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
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
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
"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!
Spanish Rhyme TimeLe Moulin Bakery,
Come and learn Spanish through music, playing instruments, guitar led songs, singing , puppets shows, dancing and fun! The best Spanish class in town. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome. Website
YogaBugs Classes - Fun Yoga for ChildrenDolphin 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
Angelina BallerinaExpressions 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
Fundango - Dance and Drama class for childrenHighgate Road Chapel
Fundango! Dancing,Storytelling, Movement, Imagination & Growth. We explore the magic of story and imagination through dance, drama, games, props and music. Website
Bellydance and 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! Website
Apples and Pears Healthy Lifestyle ProgrammesKentish 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
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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