Wide leafy streets, great gastropubs and bustling cafe culture just 20 minutes from central London
An abundance of trees and tall Victorian houses are just part of what gives Kentish Town its friendly neighbourhood feel. Discover what it’s like to live like a true north Londoner in a vibrant area just north of Zone 1. You have everything you need within easy walking distance: from an independent bookshop and theatre, to gourmet cafés, cheap family-run restaurants and the perfect Sunday roast dinner at your local gastropub.
Nearby Hampstead Heath has a whopping 790 acres of parkland and stunning views over London, and if you still miss the countryside, check out Kentish Town City Farm which offers riding lessons. The area attracts creative types and that’s reflected in cool, design-led coffee shops and frequent literary festivals.
Alternative music and culture are interwoven into this part of town; The Forum and The Dome have been hosting live rock and indie music for years. Cool street art adorns walls; small bars offer experimental music and pop-up art exhibitions; craft beer shops and artisan bakeries are part of your local grocery shop. This is a truly creative area in which to spend your study time.