North London's Cultural Guide

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Coffee

Goods Grocery and Affinity Cafe reboot Highgate Road

Two new reasons to visit its upper middle stretch – before a pint at The Southampton

Health & Fitness

This I’ve learnt: Richard Weetch, skateboard shop owner

Longtime boarder and head honcho at Camden Road’s Three Amigos tells us how he did it – in his own words

The exterior of Earth Natural Foods
Food

Why Earth Natural Foods is still Kentish Town’s eco-pioneer

We speak to assistant manager Jo Syz about how the high street store remains at the cutting edge

Camden Grocer
Food

The Camden Grocer has opened in North Yard

New cafe and store sells coffee, groceries, wine, cheese – with a coffee bar and options for lunch

camden watch company
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

The Travelling Skirt, Old Mother London
Shopping

Spotted Old Mother London on Malden Road?

We chat to the one-woman show behind this very creative pop-up in west Kentish Town

LaToyah, the Events Manager at Map Studio Cafe
Music

Map Studio Cafe: North London’s best-kept secret?

There’s live music, a hip hop radio station, open mic, home-cooked food – and local booze on tap

Archway Market tents in Navigator Square
Coffee

Archway: why you must check out Navigator Square & Aladdin’s Cave

N19’s brand new space comes into its own with the weekly Archway Market. Plus a hidden gem nearby

Authentique owner Alex pours a glass of red wine at the bar
Drink

Inside Authentique, Fortess Road’s latest boozy arrival

We get the lowdown from the owners of the new Tufnell Park wine bar, cafe and grocery

Camden Container Park
Shopping

Camden Container Park comes to Buck Street Market

Are you a fan of Pop Brixton or Box Park? Something similar is coming to NW1 this year

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