North London's Cultural Guide

Culture

Kentish Town Canopy
Coffee

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

Books

7 North London bookshops we’re pleased to step inside again

From second-hand to brand spanking new, it’s heart-warming to see all these back up and running

Art

Isolating Together: the photography exhibition across 18 locations

Use the handy map to explore all the works in Karishma Puri’s unique show to mark a year of lockdown

Art

Why I launched Camden Open-air Gallery

22-year-old graduate Finn Brewster Doherty on his plan to reboot Camden’s heart

History

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

Culture

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

History

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

Community

Camden & Islington LGBTQ History Month 2021 is here

Give yourself a Netflix holiday with more than 30 online cultural events, from book clubs to heritage trails

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