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A locals' guide to NW5

"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

"From the ponds to the beautiful views, there is no better place to spend a sunny day than on Hampstead Heath."

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do NW5 locals go?

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

Dirty Burger

Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.

The Bull & Last

A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.

Stingray

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

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

A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.

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!

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

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

The Lord Stanley

Just off Camden Road, this pub does the best sausage and mash!

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!

Highgate Bathing Ponds

Tucked away just off Millfield Lane, it is a lovely quiet place to go and relax and walk - and even better when it is sunny!

Parliament Hill

Excellent views of London's skyline, where you can see St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and the Gherkin. A great place to be when the sun is out!

Camden Market

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

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Dartmouth Park, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Archway, Holloway, Belsize Park, Camden, Highgate, Regent's Park and Swiss Cottage

What do you love about NW5?

Why do you find NW5 a great place to live?

Joanna

"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."

July 2017

Adane

"Transport links both underground and Overground, the public bath on Grafton Road and not far from Hampstead Heath."

March 2015

You

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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near NW5

Fundango - Dance and Drama class for children

Highgate Road Chapel
Fundango! Dancing,Storytelling, Movement, Imagination & Growth. We explore the magic of story and imagination through dance, drama, games, props and music. 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

Young Music Makers

William Ellis School
Individual and group classes/music sessions for children and adults starting from Early Years Musicianship Key Stage 1, recorder groups and a wide range of instruments, brass, strings and wind groups, jazz and rock. Adult and junior choirs. 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

YogaBugs Classes - Fun Yoga for Children

Dolphin 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

Dance Fusion Academy

The 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

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
  1. About NW5

    NW5 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Kentish Town, Tufnell Park (part), Dartmouth Park, Gospel Oak (part) and is covered by the Camden and Islington local authorities.

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