North London's Cultural Guide



Rocket Girl at 20: meet Kentish Town’s vinyl queen

We salute Vinita Joshi, the woman behind a remarkable independent record label


MUST DO: Jews, Money, Myth at Jewish Museum, Camden

A major new exhibition explores the role of money in Jewish life over the last two thousand years


Inside Flamin’ Eight Tattoos, Kentish Town

We talk tats – and A-list celebs – with the iconic studio’s owner Naresh Bhana


Love The Black Cap? Two dates for the diary

Camden’s legendary LGBTQ pub and club is back in a photographic exhibition – and one-off club night

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Will rainbow flags ever fly at Rio’s Naturist Spa?

Time to address the legendary sauna’s transphobic changing room policy, says Clare Hand


Ever considered yoga for kids?

Susannah Hoffman is on a mission to get children falling over themselves for yoga


Coming Clean review – a genuine snapshot of gay life from 1982

Kevin Elyot’s seminal play set in Kentish Town has an authenticity that lingers in the memory


Interview: Malcolm Allen, Humanist Celebrant

A funeral is something everyone is going to have, but that doesn’t mean they all need to be the same

The Outside Project

Outside Project launch a new LGBTIQ+ community hub in Camden

Neither bar nor club, this is a positive, sober space run by queer activists

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Design & Style

Camden Watch Company: ‘We add subtle local details’

Designer Anneke Short talks bus routes, the uniqueness of NW1 – and their biggest celeb fan

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