North London Food & Culture



Foodscape: grow your own food in London’s first vertical Urban Farm

Skip the allotment wait list and grow fresh food with all the support you need in Rochester Square NW1

All images: Secret Artist NW5

Secret Artist NW5 celebrates a decade – and 400 artworks

The mysterious artist selects her personal Top 5 artworks over the last ten years

Golden Lion

4 spring things, from film clubs & vintage markets to an underrated pub crawl

Booze in NW1’s most untouristy corner, plus a local documentary, spoken-word fest and more

Humdingers N7

3 to try: Humdingers on Brecknock, Lord Stanley pizza – and South End Green’s BYOB

A brand new bakery and cafe, an old BYOB fave – and wood-fired slices at NW1’s best backstreet boozer


5 rebooted pubs, new cafes and bars to check out in 2024

From Lord Southampton to Lunar, Lime to Lady Hamilton, get these places on your radar


Santa’s Wife’s Grotto: York Way’s art installation of ‘feminist joy’

New art collective Sisterland has just launched an alternative festive project in an ex-barber shop

Pop-up cinema

Step inside Kentish Town’s cinema space – for a pop-up Poster Sale

Movie memorabilia market to bring the former poly to life for one weekend only

The Spice

Tufnell Park’s bargain set menus, cocktail happy hours and new art hubs

We unearth dinner for £15 or less in NW5, plus £5 cocktails, Chalk Farm tube’s new arty cluster and more

Leighton Place

More elephants! The taxidermy secret of Leighton Place

In late Victorian times the workshops of Rowland Ward were the most famous taxidermists in the world.


October: Black History Season, kitchen pop-ups, new exhibitions and brunch

A new Good Egg in Camden, new shows at Zabludowicz and a Japanese pop-up on Malden Road

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