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Kentish Town is an area of North-West London and is situated in the London Borough of Camden. Kentish Town has always been noted for its pubs and bars. Renowned music pubs include the Bull and Gate which featured early performances by Blur, The Housemartins, Suede and PJ Harvey. The Assembly House is a Grade II listed pub on Kentish Town Road, which proves to be a favourite among locals and professionals. The area is home to The Forum. For many years it was one of Kentish Town s most popular and comfortable cinemas and now it is a live music venue. The Kentishtowner, founded in 2010, is North London’s only daily online magazine, which casts a wry look at the area s arts and entertainments scenes, and features contributions from a wide range of broadsheet journalists and readers. There are many amenities nearby, including museums, theatres, banks, restaurants, convenience stores and libraries.
Setting up your business here
Kentish Town is a thriving location for any business, with a diversity of industries represented. Diva Magazine and GT Magazine are both situated in the area, along with a host of smaller media companies. The area is known for the many independent boutiques and coffee shops lining the streets, and many locals are employed by the countless pubs and music venues that adorn the town. Networking opportunities are plentiful and transport into Central London is efficient and easily accessible.
Things to do in Kentish Town
In the last five years Kentish Town has become famous for its art galleries, studios and creative spaces. Most notable are Spring Studios, the Zabludowicz Collection, the Beardsmore Gallery, photographer Rankin s Annroy and Leighton Space. Torriano Avenue is home to The Torriano Poets, a beacon of culture where local poets have met for over 20 years and still hold weekly public poetry readings on Sunday evenings. The Lion and Unicorn Theatre in a prominent structure in the town. It is one of London s leading Fringe Theatre venues and is run by Giant Olive Theatre Company. Kentish Town is known for its independent restaurants, including Chicken Shop, located on Highgate Road, which celebrates all things ‘chicken’, especially the roasted variety.