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 Burke
"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 best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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
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
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
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
Why do you find NW5 a great place to live?
"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
Peggy Jay Centre Drop In SessionStaff Yard
Club based in a building on the path in Parliament Hill Fields beside the railway line between the Lido and Athletics track Website
Theatretrain CamdenAcland Burghley School
At Theatretrain Camden 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. All students have the opportunity to perform every year from our local shows to the Royal Albert Hall! Our classes are designed to teach transferable skills and build confidence, all while having lots of fun! Website
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy - Kentish TownOur 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
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
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
Kentish Town City Farm
As a city farm in London, we are dedicated to helping people learn about animals, food, nature and the environment. Our unique setting includes farm animals, wildlife pond, community gardens, allotments and a multi-purpose farm building. The Farm has several programmes for organisations working with children. Website
Apples and Pears - Healthy LifestyleKentish 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
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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