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History

History

So where the hell is the Gospel Oak?

To find an answer, we need to head to a Grade II-listed 1970s estate in NW5

History

The secret history of Parliament Hill bandstand

Stories about the Hampstead Heath landmark go back decades. Let’s take a look

History

I grew up above the Bull & Gate

Caroline Cook on how her parents built up a boozer into an iconic music venue – and why she missed Coldplay perform

History

Kentish Town City Farm at 50: celebrations start here

2022 sees the UK’s oldest city farm reach its half century. We look at its history – and what’s in store now

History

Squats, creativity and destruction in 1970s West Kentish Town

Such a concentration of young people living “on the edge” ensured Kentish Town was a hotbed of creativity

Culture

Black History Month: 3 local highlights across Camden

We pick a trio of highlights from a season comprising over fifty events across the borough

History

Was there really a link between Mussolini and The 02 Forum?

Rumour has it that the Fascist leader donated money to make the world-famous venue suitable for a rally

Community

Video: Hampstead Heath fairground – in the 1920s!

Flat caps at the ready, take a gander at this footage from folks having a ball a century ago

Books

When American literature came to Grove Terrace NW5

Dr Katie McGettigan peers into Kentish Town’s Victorian literary past

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Coffee

What’s the story with Kentish Town Canopy?

It’s not been on Kentish Town Road for as long as you might think

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