North London Food & Culture


Irish Centre

The story of the Irish influence in Camden and Kentish Town

Author Peter Simonson on the area’s disappearing but important Irish presence

Let It Roll

Let It Roll Records closes. Plus Lion & Unicorn and LGBTQ History Month

Kentish Town’s only vinyl store has a final sale, plus new theatre, queer walks and more


Last minute gifts? 3 books with local connections

From cocktails to Saint Etienne, a trio of worthy options for North London culture vultures


Two cultural winter highlights: La Maupin and LuYang

A celebration of ‘queer historical badass’ at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, plus another must-see at Zabludowicz


3 things to consider: Makers Market, New Wine Bar and Live Jazz

Been to Kentish Town Stores yet for some vino? Plus local pop-up market and a week of jazz at the Assembly House

Mortimer Terrace

Leigh Hunt – and the secret history of 13 Mortimer Terrace NW5

The controversial Victorian writer was pals with John Keats and Percy Shelley. Christina Beaumont picks up the story


It’s 10 years since Fields Beneath, Camden Brewery, The Grafton and Pizza East opened

The year of the Olympics saw NW5 evolve with a flurry of destination food arrivals


Black History Month 2022: 5 picks across Camden

We pick 5 events from a full Black History programme that runs until the end of November

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle: officially a Great Pub of England

Author Stuart Husband on the Parkway institution that makes the list of 33 of England’s most loved boozers

Rios Kentish Town
Sex & Dating

Rio’s, Kentish Town: ‘why I returned at 61 after ten years’

Author Suzanne Portnoy wrote a book inspired by her experiences at the infamous spa

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