North London's Cultural Guide

Design & Style


Isokon, Belsize Park: watch this 10-minute short film

TV researcher turned film-maker Sarah Higgs has used lockdown to create a fascinating short history of the iconic building


The story of Holmes Road Studios

How dozens of tiny architecturally designed homes came to house homeless adults in Kentish Town

Design & Style

Sonya Winner: the unexpected story behind Dartmouth Park’s rug studio

Sonya Winner’s striking rugs break the rules, making art as at home on the floor as the walls. We visited her York Rise studio to hear her unexpected story

Isokon Gallery
Design & Style

Isokon Gallery – and the story of the Isokon building

This free museum is a fascinating window into Belsize Park’s most famous block

camden watch company
Design & Style

Camden Watch Company: ‘We add subtle local details’

Designer Anneke Short talks bus routes, the uniqueness of NW1 – and their biggest celeb fan

Design & Style

London is going to get its own Highline park

Crowdfunded study proves the project is feasible, so now let’s all make it happen


MUST DO: Thraedable pop-up shop and gallery

An ethical clothing store that supports refugees is open off Queen’s Crescent till the end of the month

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