The Tin Soldier, on now at Roundhouse Studio. Photo: Ludovic Des Cognets

Review: The Tin Soldier, Roundhouse

Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of lovestruck nursery toys makes for a captivating Christmas excursion

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Take a boozy Christmas pub crawl around Hampstead

The swanky village on the hill makes for a very festive seasonal pint. Here are the hostelries you shouldn’t miss

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The Bull & Last

Your top 5 Kentish Town food and drink faves in 2014

The people’s choice, as decided by the Twitter buzz throughout the year

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Ossa Buco at Anima e Cuore. Photo: Andre Ainsworth

Top 10: new openings of 2014 revealed

The quality of food and drink launches in the neighbourhood this year has been phenomenal. Here’s our pick of the best

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Mustapha with the full Anima e Cuore team. Photo: Andre Ainsworth

The story behind the hottest new restaurant of 2014

The success of Kentish Town Road’s Anima e Cuore is down to its food, but there’s plenty more heart and soul in their story

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Canteen definitive lores

Exclusive: Kentish Canteen to close this Sunday

The pioneering restaurant serves its last steak this weekend. So what’s next?

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Lush: the undergrowth in 5th Column's unusual office

Video: peek inside the forthcoming Wahaca at Kentish Town station

This is where you should be eating burritos in 2015 – and my, look at that original interior

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'007 filming in Camden. The perfect view from the balcony,' tweeted @ash10clark

In Pictures: new 007 movie Spectre filming at Camden Lock

Readers were tweeting like crazy when none other than Daniel Craig was spotted on the murky waters of the Regent’s Canal yesterday. Here are five of the best snaps

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Kentish Town station

Video: life-affirming Erasure singalong on Kentish Town tube platform

Mobile footage shows ‘A Little Respect’ being belted out by post-gig passengers

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Mince Pies

Hate traditional mince pies? Bake these instead

If you’re as unconvinced by the seasonal tea-time treat as local patissier Clare Zerny, try these mouthwatering recipes

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Saved from landfill: food left by people moving abroad

Solving the UK’s food waste problem, one move at a time

Ben Tyrrell of fast-rising Kentish Town-based digital business MVF Global explains how they ended up helping redirect vital food to homeless youngsters

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Plump with a moreish sauce: mussels at Lure. Photo: Stephen Emms/ LBTM

Review: Lure Fish Kitchen NW5

A destination neighbourhood restaurant has opened deep in the valley of Dartmouth Park. Wake up and smell the sea

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Fancy a strip wash? Salvaged 1960s signage.

In Pictures: Ladies & Gentlemen – signage old and new

Faded municipal notices were recovered from the former khazi-turned-cocktail bar, which opens tomorrow. Plus a first look at the new illuminated sign

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Abi Thompkins, a designer at We Make London at Camden Market (see below). Photo: PR

Stay local: Xmas shopping guide 2014

Useful independent shops and stalls abound in these parts. Support them this festive season

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