North London's Cultural Guide


Kentish Town Canopy

What’s the story with Kentish Town Canopy?

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

Rabbit Hole
Eating & Drinking

Who’s going down it? The many lives of The Rabbit Hole

The fascinating history of Kentish Town’s former police station, from 1547 to its many recent dining incarnations


The amazing potted history of the Roundhouse

Martin Plaut and Andrew Whitehead on how it all began – and why one woman once drove a cadillac into the auditorium


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 curious tale of Alma Street and Inkerman Conservation Area

It symbolized the ongoing struggle between the more industrial west and what the Victorians called New Kentish Town


5 lost Kentish Town pubs

How many of these do you remember?

Eating & Drinking

The fascinating story of the Bull & Last

Owner Joe Swiers on how history and the present collide in this extract from the NW5 gastropub’s new storytelling cookbook


Kentishtowner at 10: a decade celebrating hyperlocal

It’s been ten years since our first tentative blogpost. Here’s what happened since


Just who was E.J. Evans? The backstory of Tabac

We uncover the tale behind the eye-catching ghost signage at Fortess Road’s cosy wine bar

About Kentishtowner

The award-winning print and online title Kentishtowner was founded in 2010 and is part of London Belongs To Me, a citywide network of travel guides for locals. For more info on what we write about and why, see our About section.