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
Where do NW5 locals go?
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
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
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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 rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
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
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
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
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!
Submitted by Harriet
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!
Submitted by Pavel
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
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
Why do you find NW5 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 NW5?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near NW5
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
New Mum New YouKentish 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 MakersWilliam 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 & MeDown 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 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
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
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
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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