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Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

Stingray

Stingray

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

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.

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger

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

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.

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!

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!

The Lord Stanley

The Lord Stanley

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

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!

Highgate Bathing Ponds

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

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

Camden Market

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

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.

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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

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

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

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  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.

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Child-friendly activities near NW5

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

Little Stars Drop In

Kentish Town Community Centre
Children have lots of play to develop their physical, social and emotional skills. Come along and join a friendly and laid back atmosphere and share your experience over a cup of tea. Enjoy lots of fun activities for under ones and receive advice and workshops on breast feeding, weaning and more! Website

Sweet Pea Club

Ingestre Community Centre
The Club is specifically for young children with diabetes and their siblings. The main aims of the Sweetpea Kidz Club is to bring together, in a fun environment, children with diabetes and their families. This facilitates the sharing of information and the provision of support for families living with diabetes. Activities are available to children because they, or their brother or sister have diabetes. Website

Mini Beat Music with Caroline

Blackfriars Hall St Dominic's Priory
Come and join me and have lots of fun with a great selection of favourite songs and plenty of new ones on the guitar. I am an independent children's musician with years of experience working with children of all abilities and disabilities. I am not part of any Franchise and my sessions are completely individual and packed with spontaneity always open to requests. Website

Rhythms and Rhymes

Nordoff Robbins London Centre
Rhythms and Rhymes is a weekly music group for mums and babies (dads and carers also welcome) run by the music therapy experts at Nordoff Robbins. The sessions are an opportunity for you and your baby to join in with familiar nursery rhymes, using musical toys, so you can enjoy shared creative play in a relaxed and supportive environment. Website

Trampolining Sessions

Talacre Sports Centre
Family Trampolining sessions for all the family on Sundays 1-3pm. Drop-in only. Please arrive 15 minutes before to secure your place.

Sounds and Song

Nordoff Robbins London Centre,
Sounds and Songs is a weekly music-making group for toddlers of all abilities with their parents / carers. The sessions are made up of familiar songs and interactive musical activities that everyone can take part in and enjoy together. Participants are encouraged to play musical instruments, sing and use body movements. They have the opportunity to develop social, language and interactive skills through music-making in a supportive environment. Website

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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