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The story of Holmes Road Studios

How dozens of tiny architecturally designed homes came to house homeless adults in Kentish Town

Health & Fitness

4 tips for a healthy winter – by local osteopath Austin Plunkett

From avoiding sprains to using your smartphone to motivate you, listen to some sage advice from a local osteopath


Video: Watch Kentish Town City Farm’s goats order a takeaway

Forget everything for 58 seconds with this cute little short film – that’s for a brilliant cause


From plot to plate: the school community kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven

Writer and teacher Tom Moggach on a five-year project to bring Rhyl Kitchen to life in West Kentish Town

Eating & Drinking

Bored of the Heath? A trio of proper lockdown walks

From forest saunters to extended waterside hikes, take your pick from these three corkers

Rios Kentish Town

Kentishtowner at 10: classic links from the last decade

From Rio’s to lost clubs, the City Farm to columns by Giles Coren: the most read articles from the last decade


Kentishtowner at 10: a decade celebrating hyperlocal

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


12 local reasons to be cheerful

Forget boarded-up shops, rain and Covid with these new openings, relaunches, discounts and more

Eating & Drinking

Arancini shuts its doors after a decade – and other sad closures

What can we do about boarded-up shops? Arancini is the latest across Chalk Farm and KT

About Kentishtowner

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