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Top 10 specialist bike shops in Camden

Don’t be seduced by an online deal or commit a DIY disaster when there are a wealth of hands-on cycling specialists just around the corner

Health & Fitness

The inspiring tale of a local bike shop owner

Not ridden on two wheels since you were a kid? Let enthusiast and Giant Camden (formerly Chamberlaine’s) store owner Nick Freilich tell you how it changed his life. Plus 12 tips to get the most out of a cycle ride


Which is the best swimming pool in Camden?

With two swanky new options opening to the public, where’s the very best place to take the plunge? We choose our Top 5


In Pictures: the view from 5 Pancras Square

We took the lift up Camden Council’s towering new HQ to peek at the impressive panorama over the changing King’s Cross landscape


Ever wondered what goes on at St Pancras Amateur Boxing Club?

In the wake of Olympic champion Nicola Adams, the famous west Kentish Town gym is seeing a huge rise in female boxers. And the Commonwealth Games will inspire even more, says Kat Hopps

Health & Fitness

An Aussie’s view of bathing on Hampstead Heath

‘The atmosphere is thick with unspoken rules and rituals’: Brisbane-dwelling visitor Steve Capelin recounts a memorable first visit to the men’s ponds


King’s Cross Stories all summer, plus new public park & square next year

Loads to do over the coming weeks, not to mention the exciting plans for 2015

Health & Fitness

What’s Fierce Grace Yoga and The Hot House really like?

We tested out these brand new, post-Bikram yoga classes at their birthplace in Kentish Town – a studio now relaunching as an innovative and affordable training centre


Giant Camden/Kentishtowner Tour De France Rideout

Get on yer bike and cheer on the world’s premier cycle race as it make a rare vist to London

Health & Fitness

Inside Rio’s Naturist Club: ex general manager speaks out

Readers are endlessly fascinated by what goes on at Kentish Town Road’s notorious health spa. Here’s a first person account from someone who knows all too well

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