There are some who bolt for the ‘burbs when starting a family, and there are others who need little convincing as to the advantages of a central NW childhood. Attractive days out and good facilities surround us: most are within walking distance, and many are free of charge.
The majority of these have been around for aeons, but that’s no reason not to celebrate them. Old kiddie fave Pizza Express got a fair few nods yet surprisingly, hipster newcomer Pizza East garnered even more. K-Town ankle-biters obviously like their décor distressed and at the cutting edge these days.
Marine Ices performed well on the list, in all its knickerbocker glory, as did a close fourth placing for the excellent facilities at Kentish Town Sports Centre, every parent’s stalwart rainy day activity solution.
Pubs did surprising business in this category (just what does that say about out poll?), with the garden at the Lion & Unicorn proving a favourite, the child-friendly service at The Vine highlighted more than once, and even O’Reillys getting one mention, although we’re not sure quite the definition of ‘family’ that this voter had in mind.