Living in Kentish Town

A Chestertons area guide to Kentish Town

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Welcome to Kentish Town

Offering fantastic transport links in and out of London, the area of Kentish Town has in recent years become a popular location for new developments, bringing a younger clientele to the area. 

Property in Kentish Town consists mainly of terraced town houses, some of which have been converted into smaller flats. Some retain their original layout and provide spacious family accommodation.

  • Well connected
  • Social vibe
  • Community feel
  • Good pubs
  • Good schools
  • Up and coming
  • Entertainment & nightlife

    Kentish town has plenty of lively pubs, live music venues and other entertainment to keep you entertained.

    Best place for a pint of real ale

    The Southampton Arms on Highgate Road only sells ales and ciders from independent breweries. They favour a no nonsense approach to pub cuisine offering only hot meat or cheese in baps.

    A quick note of caution however, the Southampton Arms doesn’t take cards- it’s a cash only pub.

    Best place for live music 

    The Forum is a usual music venue. Originally built as an Art Deco cinema the building also spent time some time as a functioning bingo hall. In 2007 the building was bought by the MAMA & Company group. The venue showcases different genres throughout the year, from metal bands to martial arts displays.
  • Parks & recreation

    There are a number of smaller parks dotted around Kentish Town; including the ‘hidden garden’ that is Montpelier Gardens. Once a private garden for a large townhouse, it now contains a small children’s play area and retains some original features such as small stone walls and shrubbery. For larger green space, Hampstead Heath is easily accessible.

  • Restaurants & shopping

    As the area ‘comes up’ so does the number of quality restaurants and cafés. There is the newly opened French Restaurant, ‘Patron’, Joe’s Southern Diner and Wahaca plus the newly refurbished iconic ‘Bull and Gate’. Kentish Town already has a burgeoning selection of independent cafés and trendy gastro pubs. With regards to shopping, there’s a good selection of independent shops such as fishmongers, a Mediterranean supermarket, florists and an independent bookshop, all located on Kentish Town road.

    Best place for free range takeaway

    Owned by the Soho House Group, The Chicken Shop is a fast food restaurant offering free range chicken meals, great for those who love fast food yet respect the welfare of what they eat.

  • Schools

    There are a number of good schools in the area. The Eleanor Palmer Junior School is a local state primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Other primary schools include Kentish Town primary and Torriano Junior school.
    Secondary schools include the Camden School for Girls, William Ellis and Acland Burghley. There is also the French private school, the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres.
  • Transport & travel

    Kentish Town is well served by both London Overground services and underground services

    Kentish Town – Northern line and mainline services

    Camden Road – London Overground services

    Gospel Oak - London Overground services

    Tufnell Park – Northern line

    Chalk Farm – Northern line

    Kentish Town West – London Overground services

    Kentish Town mainline station has services running north via St Albans and south towards the south coast, as well as services to Luton and Gatwick airports.

Residents are proud to live in Kentish Town and there’s a real community feel.

Peter Malcomess - Sales Director, Kentish Town
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Peter Malcomess

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020 3040 8533

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Thomas Hadley

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020 3040 8535