North London's Cultural Guide



The scandal at Highgate Road Chapel

Former resident Shirley Roberts on the fallout from a rogue preacher’s crisis of faith


Celebrate 50 years of electronic music in Camden

This month sees the start of a series of club nights at the Lockside, hosted by north London DJ and Noise of Art founder, Ben Osborne


George Orwell woz ‘ere

Why doesn’t Kentish Town commemorate the great writer more? Where’s the eponymous pub, for example?


Jeffreys Street is 200 years old this week

This weekend sees a bicentenary celebration of one handsome Kentish Town street


How I painted the famous Camden Lock railway bridge

Artist John Bulley explains how in the 1980s he was asked to tart up the rusty old bridge at the entrance to Camden Market


The mucky history of dog poo (and why we pick it up at all)

Did you know that the law only goes back to the 1990s in the UK? But it all started in New York two decades earlier…


13 brilliant old pictures of Kentish Town

A popular Facebook group is a fascinating resource of memories, anecdotes and pictures from a forgotten era


My Queen’s Crescent family: ‘It was a real working class area’

Regeneration should not occur at the expense of memories and respect for the past, says reader Holly Thicknes


Exposed! This old Fortess Road signage

Feast your eyes on this tasty font from a former Victorian piano-makers


The story of Kentishtowner

We’ve just reached our 8th birthday – so here founder Stephen Emms looks back on how it all began

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