Will you love Kentish Town? Our local guide

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London from above

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Kentish Town is an area of northwest London, England in the London Borough of Camden, immediately north of Camden Town. Less than four miles north of central London, Kentish Town has good transport connections and is situated close to the open spaces of Hampstead Heath. “

Is the local life vibrant in Kentish Town

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like Kentish Town. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their Kentish Town listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of Kentish Town offerings.

In Kentish Town, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Kentish Town name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Medical institutions in Kentish Town

Kentish Town has 7 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Parliament Hill Medical Centre 113-117 Highgate Road, London 4.4 40
Kentish Town Health Centre Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London 3.6 35
Natural Health Centre Ltd 7 Rochester Terrace, London 5 2
Touch Tuina Clinic 46 Malden Road, London 4.7 45
Life Line Screening 17 Busby Place, London N/A N/A
Testing For All 13 Hawley Crescent, London 3.7 3
MedicSpot Clinic Tufnell Park 165 Fortess Road, London 4 1

Schools around Kentish Town

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Kentish Town.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Gospel Oak Primary School Mansfield Road, London 3.8 10
Camden School for Girls’ Sandall Road, London 4 13
Haverstock School 24 Haverstock Hill, London 2.6 14
Acland Burghley School Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London 3.5 23
The Caraf Centre 27-30 Cheriton Avenue, Queens Crescent, London 4.4 7
Bluebells Our Lady Help of Christians Church Hall, Lady Margaret Road, London 5 2
Weedington Pre-school 170 Weedington Road, London N/A N/A
SCL International College Kentish Town Campus 65 Holmes Road, London 4.5 18
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Holmes Road, London 3 2
Little Garden The Kentish Town Day Nursery & Pre-School 37 Ryland Road, London 4 8
Harmood Children’s Centre 1 Forge Place, Ferdinand Street, London 3.6 8
Montessori Garden Nursery School 7 Dowdney Close, London 4.7 14
Busybumblebeesmontessori 115A Queens Crescent, London N/A N/A
Stewart INternational School – La Petite Ecole Bilingue Kentish Town 22 Vicar’s Road, London 5 2
The Spanish Nursery Ingestre Community Centre, Ingestre Road, London 4.3 20
Learning Curve Group Hair & Beauty Academy Camden 45-46 Chalk Farm Road, London 3.3 31
Pikuach 1 Torriano Mews, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English 10-16 Haverstock Hill, London 5 9
Filhos de Bimba School of Capoeira London 17 Busby Place, London N/A N/A
CCFL 115 Brecknock Road, London N/A N/A

Post offices of Kentish Town

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Kentish Town can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kentish Town Post Office 251 Kentish Town Road, London 3.3 149
Highgate Road Post Office 111 Highgate Road, London 3.5 24
Queens Crescent Post Office 139 Queens Crescent, London 3.5 86
Kentish Town Party Shop- Greetings From The Heart 251 Kentish Town Road, London 3.4 21
Kentish Town Photos 251 Kentish Town Road, London 0 0
Post Box 147 Kentish Town Road, London 5 1
Brecknock Road Post Office 20 Brecknock Road, London 2.6 94

Tube & Train stations in and around Kentish Town

Train and tube stations in Kentish Town can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kentish Town Station Underground Ltd, Kentish Town Underground, Kentish Town Road, London 3.7 96
Kentish Town West United Kingdom 3.8 40
Camden Road United Kingdom 4.2 89
Gospel Oak Gordon House Road, London 4.1 116
Chalk Farm Underground Ltd, Adelaide Road, London 4 69
Tufnell Park United Kingdom 3.5 66

Some great things about Kentish Town

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Kentish Town has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Kentish Town.

Green space in the city of Kentish Town

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Kentish Town offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Supermarkets in Kentish Town

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Kentish Town. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Kentish Town.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express Unit 20, Ealing Broadway Centre, The Broadway, London 3.5 186
Tesco Express 3-4, The Parade, Haven Green, London 3.3 67
Morrisons Unit 3 The Arcadia Centre, The Broadway 4.1 1705
Poundland Unit 4, Broadway Centre, London 4.2 962
Sainsbury’s Local 30-33 The Broadway, London 3.3 82
Tesco Express 140-144 Uxbridge Road, London 2.8 88
Marks and Spencer The Broadway Ealing, Clifton Drive South 333, London 4.2 2065
Tian Tian Market 天天超市 – Ealing 10-13 Dickens Yard, Longfield Avenue, London 4.8 112
Little Waitrose & Partners Ealing 35 Hanger Lane, London 3.7 59

Pubs in the region

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Kentish Town – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Kentish Town.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bull & Gate 389 Kentish Town Road Kentish Town NW5 2TJ Oct 2023 – The Northern Lane station is closed until Easter next year – Thameslink overland still ok Tufnell Park is probably the best alternative. Or walk from Kentish Town West or Gospel Oak.
Bull & Last 168 Highgate Road Kentish Town NW5 1QS Reopened on 25/02/20 after a long period of closure for an extensive refurbishment and now has 6 letting bedrooms. In Oct 2023 only one cask beer was available which rotates monthly or bi monthly depending on popularity – Five Points Best today. On the keg, they have the So Solid Brew from Five Points, especially made for the pub.
Fiddlers 1 Malden Road Kentish Town NW5 3HS Built circa 1845, essentially a music venue and no longer a pub – their website lists the bands and each night is paid entry. Grade II listed.
Lord Palmerston 33 Dartmouth Park Hill Kentish Town NW5 1HU This is an old establishment given a modern treatment, that nods in the direction of gastro without excluding or alienating those only wanting a drink. It features a central bar and a conservatory; the windowed frontage creates a light, airy feel to the drinking experience while the high ceilings add to the impression of space. Food serving times – see their website, from an extensive menu. Outdoor seating available both on Dartmouth Park Hill frontage and in the enclosed rear courtyard. Changed hands in 2015 and became part of the Young’s managed estate in 2017.
Rose & Crown 71-73 Torriano Avenue Kentish Town NW5 2SG This pub is quite unique in the immediate area. Started life as the Rose and Crown, built in the 1930s for Watney Combe Reid, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1937, the building nestles between terraced houses. For decades it served as an off-licence, then traded as The Torriano for a number of years with the licensees fighting hard to stop the pub being closed. It did close in 2014 but only briefly and it has re-opened under its original name.
Assembly House 292 Kentish Town Road London NW5 2TG 28/09/23 – 2 cask beers on, Morland Old Golden Hen and a GK seasonal – nice to see. In a subsequent visit on 13/10/23 we were informed that GK IPA would no longer be on tap – instead it would be a Morland branded beer + a seasonal.
Dartmouth Arms 35 York Rise London NW5 1SP 30/01/23 – no cask beer. But this has chnaged – March 2023 – One real ale available on 3 March 2023: By the Horns “Hop Forward” 4.0%
Gipsy Queen 166 Malden Road London NW5 4BS Re-opened on 29 June 2015 by Susie Clarke & Joal Czopor of The Grafton Arms as a free-of-tie Enteprise lease. Now under new management. The same people run the Victoria Stakes which is located at the foot of Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace.
Grafton 20 Prince of Wales Road London NW5 3LG Oct 2023 – The Northern Lane station is closed until Easter next year – Thameslink overland still ok Tufnell Park is probably the best alternative tube. Or simply walk from Kentish Town West.
Junction Tavern 101 Fortess Road London NW5 1AG Changed in 2022 to a managed Stonegate pub which has seen a reduction in the cask range. A long time has passed since it was the Branch Pub of the Year. Seem to be 2 cask beers on – Sharp’s Doom Bar might rotate with the 2 listed.
Lion & Unicorn 42 Gaisford Street London NW5 2ED Oct 2023 – The Northern Lane station is closed until Easter next year – Thameslink overland still ok Tufnell Park is probably the best alternative. Or walk from Kentish Town West or Gospel Oak.
Parakeet 256 Kentish Town Road London NW5 2AA Oct 2023 – The Northern Lane station is closed until Easter next year – Thameslink overland still ok Tufnell Park is probably the best alternative. Or walk from Kentish Town West or Gospel Oak.
Pineapple 51 Leverton Street London NW5 2NX The Northern Lane station is closed until Easter next year – Thameslink overland still ok Tufnell Park is probably the best alternative. Or walk from Kentish Town West or Gospel Oak.
Southampton Arms 139 Highgate Road London NW5 1LE Small boozer with a fire and pew style seating, a long thin bar which leads to a small garden at the rear. The ale selection is constantly changing and comes from small independent breweries across the UK.
Vine 86 Highgate Road London NW5 1PB 12/11/22 – No cask beer tonight. Vine Climber beer (GK house) turned round. No sign of locale. Visited again Jan 2023 – just the badged beer, LocAle listing removed.

Museums & Galleries nearby

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Kentish Town we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
ArtGuides 101 Bartholomew Road, London N/A N/A
Match Attax Headquarters London N/A N/A

What kind of gyms are there in Kentish Town?

In Kentish Town, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Talacre Community Sports Centre Dalby Street, London 4.3 280
Fierce Grace Hot Yoga – North (Hothouse) 173-175 Queens Crescent, London 4.3 21
Yoga Rebels 117 Castlehaven Road, London 4.3 N/A
Kentish Town Sports Centre Grafton Road, London 4.3 516
St Pancras Boxing Club 25 Talacre Road, London 4.3 50
Pilates Clinique Ltd Linton House, 39-51 Highgate Road, London 4.3 3
Kentish Town Studio 1st floor, 141-145 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 3
PILATES MATWORK TEACHER TRAINING First Floor, 141-145 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 7
PureGym London Kentish Town 53, 79 Highgate Road, London 4.3 263
Yogaroma 31 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 1
CCPilates Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, London 4.3 1
Camden Martial Arts Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, London 4.3 21
Stoked Adonis Personal Training 50A Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 N/A
Peach Physique Parliament Hill Lido, London 4.3 19
Petra Yoga 47B Caversham Road, London 4.3 96
The College Practice Osteopathy, Physio & Pilates 60 Highgate Road, London 4.3 59
Good For Your Bum Pilates 39-51 Highgate Road, London 4.3 2
Nia Dance Workout 39-51 Highgate Road, London 4.3 1
PilatesClinic 25 Ferdinand Street, London 4.3 1
Yoga with… Kieran 34-26 Kelly Street, London 4.3 N/A

What kind of restaurants are there?

Kentish Town is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Lock Tavern 35 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 1965
Guanabana Restaurant 85 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 1430
The Vine The Vine, 86 Highgate Road, London 4.3 865
Assembly House 292-294 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 1112
The Junction Tavern 101 Fortess Road, London 4.3 689
The Queen of Sheba Restaurant 12 Fortess Road, London 4.3 433
Cottons Camden 55 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 773
Lockside 75-89 Camden Lock Place, London 4.3 1506
Thanh Binh 14 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 520
The Ice Wharf – JD Wetherspoon 28A, 28B Jamestown Road 4.3 5555
The Colonel Fawcett 1 Randolph Street, London 4.3 1030
Pret A Manger 341 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 331
Honest Burgers Camden Unit 34a Camden Lock Place, London 4.3 1266
Tops Pizza 81 Fortess Road, London 4.3 81
Nando’s Camden 57-58 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 1257
Camden Diner 2 Jamestown Road, London 4.3 1987
Walker’s Quay 250 Camden High Street, London 4.3 26
Boston Arms 178 Junction Road, London 4.3 413
Pizza Hut Delivery 120 Fortess Road, London 4.3 146
Poppies Fish & Chips 30 Hawley Crescent, London 4.3 4631

Other areas nearby

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Kentish Town. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Marylebone See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Belsize Park See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Frognal See the guide here
Hampstead See the guide here
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Finsbury Park See the guide here
Archway See the guide here
Upper Holloway See the guide here
Sandy Lodge See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here

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