Welcome to Kentishtowner (yup, all one word), north London’s award-winning daily cultural guide and monthly newsprint magazine. It’s one of seven London titles published by London Belongs To Me.Established in 2010 by broadsheet writer Stephen Emms, we are a good news title (not the “local paper”) and leave the hard stuff to other titles.
Instead, we cover food & drink, lifestyle, the arts, travel and people. Yet we have broken stories locally and globally, gone from online to print – and the wider press has followed our every move, with features everywhere from the Sunday Times to a slot on primetime BBC1.
Some backstory? Back in June 2012 we were awarded funding from innovations charity Nesta to develop the site further. We were one of only 10 online publications in the UK to receive a grant – and the only London-focused one. In February 2013 we launched our first monthly print edition, now stocked at over 100 outlets outlets in the borough.
Kentishtowner is published by London Belongs To Me daily online, and monthly in print.
- 80,000 monthly readers
- 27,000+ social media followers (including 22K on Twitter)
- 30,000 monthly print edition readers
- Read by over 100,000 Londoners monthly
Like London generally? Our other five publications are South London’s Below The River; an exciting print and online publication for King’s Cross and the surrounding areas, Gasholder; our new east London title Leytonstoner; north London title, Seventhsister. We also have a travel site called Weekendr.
We’re keen for contributions, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, drop us a line. We’re also quite sociable and will consider hook-ups of all kinds, be they editorial, sponsored or whatever, and we’ll read well-written press releases or any relevant information about any of the above.
Food-related pieces that are marked MUST DO, ‘5 Things…’ or ‘What’s [name of restaurant] like?’ are generally hosted. Submissions may be edited and published unless they’re expressly marked private or of a sensitive nature. We can’t always get back to you to confirm inclusion so please keep an eye on what is published daily on the site.
We do not have the resources to retweet, and never tweet or Facebook links to sites or articles other than our own, so advise you not to ask us.
Please pitch us stories relevant to what we cover to avoid disappointment.
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