North London's Cultural Guide

Culture

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

History

Kentishtowner at 10: a decade celebrating hyperlocal

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

Books

Page-turners! 12 local novels for lockdown

From soapy classics and domestic dramas to crime romps and LGBTQ thrillers, these enjoyable reads all have an NW connection

Culture

Cheer up! 8 classic songs about Kentish Town

Escape the current doom with a new hip hop tribute to NW5 – and our countdown of the best ever local anthems

Community

Black History Month: 5 Highlights in Camden

Black History Season 2020 takes place both virtually and in physical spaces across the capital

Art

Seen the Gospel Oak Overground mosaic yet?

Artist Maud Milton is making eye-catching roundels for stations along the Gospel Oak-Barking line

History

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.