Become a member (it’s free) for loads of local discounts

If you enjoy reading Kentishtowner online, then why not sign in (it only takes a few seconds) for a whole new way of experiencing the best of the area

You might have noticed the little button at the top right of this website, that reads Login/register.

Give it a click, and by simply selecting your existing Google, Twitter or Facebook account, you can join our new membership scheme in a flash.

Why on earth do that? Well, we’ve arranged a collection of local discounts and exclusive special offers, plus you’ll have access to exciting news, deals and event tickets before anyone else.

And by being logged in, it means we get to learn a bit more about what our thriving community of readers both like and dislike about Kentishtowner.

Don’t worry: we’re not going to steal your soul and chase you all over the place with horrible ads (in fact we’re removing Google ads from the network) but, as a free publication, being a signed-in member is one way you can support our continued existence without really having to think about it.

For our launch, we’ve teamed up with Portico, who run the handy Portico Places scheme, bringing a whole host of deals and discounts across the neighbourhood to people carrying one of their cards. Simply sign in for details of how to get hold of yours, totally free.

Portico Places includes such delights at 50% off your bill at Café Loren (where the shakshuka is pretty legendary), 50% off your first month’s membership at The Fitness Mosaic gym, 15% discount at classic K-Town cafe Arancini Brothers or 30% off a haircut, plus a free £15 treatment at Salon Sin. Check out and redeem all offers here.

We’d love you to sign up, and with more special offers to follow all the time, it’s certainly worth it, making life in the wider neighbourhood more exciting and a little more affordable too.