1. The Vibe
With so many artists and musicians in Kentish Town the area has a really positive and creative vibe. You can literally feel the love on every street corner.
2. The Fields Beneath Cafe
Freshly made salads, locally sourced granola bars and the perkiest of coffee. Yum.
3. The Boozers
The folks of Ktown are pretty much spoilt for choice when it comes to boozers. There's The Grafton, The Pineapple, Somewhere Over Nowhere and our favourite; Ladies and Gents, a shiny new cocktail bar in an old public toilets.
4. The Fruit Bowl
This Ktown favourite was nearly forced to close recently when a Wahaca moved in to the same building. Local residents were distraught until Thomasina - Wahaca’s head chef - saved the day and arranged for the stall to stay.
It's a 5 minute stroll to Camden, a 15 minute walk to Hampstead Heath or a 10 minute ride to Dalston. Ideal.
6. Alma Street Summer Fair
Every summer the folks of Kentish Town come together on the streets, to celebrate the local area. With live music and lots of yummy local food and drinks.
7. Musical History
The recently reopened Bull and Gate pub, once a favourite haunt of Steve Lamacq, was were Keane had their big break. The area has also seen The Libertines, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse and Blur shoot to fame over the years.
8. Kentish Town Baths
Kentish Town Sports Centre is home to recently restored Victorian baths with a beautiful 33m swimming pool underneath an amazing glass roof. There is are also bathing facilities round the corner at Rio’s, but that’s for another, more adult article…
With trees on every street, baskets of flowers hanging off every pub and Hampstead Heath just a few minutes down the road, it’s easy to forget how close you are to The City.
We’ve just acquired part of the old Northwestern Polytechnic Building and are converting it into a range of apartments on the upper floors and a cinema and community space on the ground floor. So if all that talk of Kentish Town has got you excited, get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.