Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Susie Clarke and Joel Czopor, 33, pub owners

Last week The Grafton won the Sky Sports Great British Pub of the Year 2014. Now, on the eve of its second birthday, meet the couple behind its success

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Who exactly was Ruby Violet?

Everyone knows the name of north London’s most acclaimed ice cream parlour. But who inspired it? Founder Julie Fisher reveals all

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Free weekend? Pore over old propaganda posters

Head to a lesser known gallery in Belsize Village for a captivating WW1 centenary exhibition. Plus our handy guide to the area

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Gin distilling returns to Camden Lock

New local spirit, Half Hitch Gin, brings a forgotten 100-year history home with a 2014 twist

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Video: meet the Mayor of Kentish Town

Does this new creation from famous comedian Steve Furst make you giggle – or not?

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Free Weekend? Go Brambling

Where are north London’s best brambling spots? Queen of tarts Clare Zerny reveals all – plus three recipes for the foraged treasure

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Locals respond to controversial Economist piece on Kentish Town

Many were up in arms – but critic Giles Coren says he “can’t argue with its logic”. So what on earth did you make of it?

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Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Sian Pattenden, artist

The creator of our lovely Cultural Maps on cider, gentrification – and wanting to smack a complete stranger in the mouth

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Review: Piebury Corner, Holloway Road

Piles of proper pies that aren’t just for Arsenal fans

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Top 10 specialist bike shops in Camden

Don’t be seduced by an online deal or commit a DIY disaster when there are a wealth of hands-on cycling specialists just around the corner

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Cultural shift: the jobs that didn’t exist five years ago

The monthly Kentish Cluster drinks (next one this Thursday) have revealed NW5 to be a hotbed of new and unusual career opportunities. So how do you find a dream role on your doorstep?

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Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Luke Haines, musician

‘My most unappealing habit? Reading the Daily Mail in a high voice to rabbits on the Heath.’

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Free weekend? Go posh at the York & Albany

Escape from it all with a meal at the boutique hotel on the fringe of Regent’s Park

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Why Notting Hill Carnival 2014 is missing some major soundsystems

DJ Norman Jay MBE tells us how he and others had no option but to pull out of this year’s event, what he feels about the decision, and what happens next

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