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

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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.

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!!

The Hill

The Hill

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

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

Camden Market

Camden Market

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

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!

Stingray

Stingray

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."

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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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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Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings.

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What locals say about Kentish Town

  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

Apples and Pears Healthy Lifestyle Programmes

Kentish 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

New Mum New You

Kentish 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

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy - Kentish Town

Our lady Help Of Christians Church hall
The aim of the Academy is to help young people develop: Enthusiasm, Confidence, Self Esteem, Conversational ability & Social Skills. Curriculum includes introductory activities, speech, verbal dynamics, creative movement, dance drama, language development, structured improvisation, dialogue development, snippets, scene starters, mini-scripts, parent day presentations, end of year productions. Above all, our classes are fun! Website

Little Haven

Castlehaven 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

Garden Explorers

Kentish Town City Farm
Learn how to plant vegetables & flowers. A fun drop-in for under 5's. Children will benefit from fresh air and exercise. Website

Chinese School and Playgroup

Kentish 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

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

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
Tufnell Park area guide
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
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