North London Food & Culture



Sarah Park meets… Pushkin Cambridge, flower seller

In the first of a new series, Sarah Park meets a woman who’s been cheering up commuters at Tufnell Park tube with her bright kiosk for the past few years. A shame then that it’s now closed till 2016

Eating & Drinking

The fascinating tale of the Lemongrass restaurant

Thomas Tan evaded the Khmer Rouge invasion in 1975. He talks to Kat Hopps about how he built a new life on Royal College Street


Ich Bin: Stuart Clarke, playwright

With his play about the Great War, Voice, about to open locally, we meet a man of many talents


Ich Bin: Anna Frankl-Duval, actor

The born-and-bred north Londoner on the difficulties of her profession, coping with bereavement – and why she loves Knowhere Special


Public Speaking: Sam Bradshaw, barber

Meet the man behind Atypical Grooming, the retro-styled ‘Barlon’, bringing quality male pampering to Kentish Town Road

Life Tips

Public Speaking: Suzanne Tugwell, Osteopath

How suffering a major motorbike accident set one north Londoner’s life on an amazing path

Life Tips

In Pictures: Blustons

Exclusive new shots by local photographer Tom Storr of Kentish Town’s most iconic Grade II-listed shop and its owner Michael Albert


Life Tips: Kathy, 66, dry-cleaner

‘You might have a customer for two or three years, and then one day they come in and say, “Can I pay you the day after?” and you never see them again.’


Peek inside Gillian Tindall’s Kentish Town hideaway

Stephen Emms tracks down The Fields Beneath author whose writing on Kentish Town has informed a new generation of fans

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