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 Burkesmith
"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?
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
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
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
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
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
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
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
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
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
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
Academy of DanceDance Fusion Academy, Expressions Studios
We are involved with the local schools and community and have a great relationship with both the parents and the children within the Academy. We take RAD examinations and do yearly productions such as Alice In Wonderland at the Bloomsbury Theatre London along with numerous presentation days. 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
Act, Dance and Sing with Theatretrain CamdenAcland 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
Messy PlayKentish Town City Farm
Our weekly activities for under-fives includes the favourite Messy Play. Noisy, creative & great fun. 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
Dance Fusion AcademyThe Thanet Youth Club
Dance Fusion Academy offers a range of dance classes for children of all ages and abilities. Fully qualified Royal Academy Of Dance, ISTD and DTTLL's qualified teacher. Website
Parent and Toddlers GroupGospel Oak Childrens Centre
We now offer a free drop-in on Thursdays, fun activites suitable for 4 years and under, we also have (weather permitting) outdoor play activities, refreshments for kids and carers and sensory and Soft play rooms available for use during the drop-in times
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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