It’s our tenth birthday this week, as you may have seen elsewhere. Over the years certain topics just seem to send readers wild: some, like the ongoing fight for the cinema, rightfully so; others, like the enduring appeal of Rio’s, we can only guess why. Ahem. So dive into these links to remind yourself of what’s caused the most stir.
1. Top 5 London Clubs. The demise of clubs in King’s Cross and beyond is our all-time most-read feature.
2. Rio’s. Coming up straight behind it (yes, yes) is literally anything and everything we publish on Kentish Town’s famous sauna. There’s the account of a regular, the memoir by a former waitress – and this year’s pre-lockdown account of a 22 year-old local’s first time visit.
3. The fight for a cinema in Kentish Town. By 2017 the dream had collapsed: this feature explains why.
4. Speaking of the movies, back in Xmas 2013, Tufnell Park Film Club founder Nigel Smith and photographer Sam Nightingale took a fascinating walk around Kentish Town’s lost cinemas.
5. The excitement of The Grafton opening. This reborn pub was a game-changer when it opened in July 2012.
6. Kentish Town City Farm. Every story we write on the capital’s oldest city farm is naturally a hit with readers.
7. The truth about the 2017 Camden Market fire. There’s nothing like a blaze in the world-famous destination to get the press talking.
8. Amy Winehouse’s death: Tributes from fans in Camden Square.
10. Author Dolly Alderton’s delightful Love Letter to the #24 Bus.