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This low key neighborhood has a diverse mix of residents and plenty of amenities.
Studio / 1 BR
45% Complete
2 Bedrooms
68% Complete
3 Bedrooms
90% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Students


What's around
  • 67 Shops
  • 8 Fitness options
  • 70 Restaurants
  • 6 Grocery stores/markets
  • 7 Banks
  • 22 Nightlife options




Kentish Town has an above average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for London.


If you want to live within walking distance of nature but also want lots of amenities outside your front door, Kentish Town might just be the option for you. It is one of the most up-and-coming hotspots for foodies in London, but it still has a low key, family-friendly vibe to it.

The community is a real mixture of people. There are a lot of students here, young professionals from all industries, families, and those who have lived in the area for decades.

Restaurants, bars, and pubs are in good supply. Dining options here range from trendy gastropubs to excellent Italian to cheap eats. Coffee snobs have a choice of cafes.

The area is currently in the middle of a rent surge, but there are some gems hidden here if you can find them. The pastel-colored homes that the area is so famous for are quite expensive. For those in search of an individual family home, the small cottages that line back streets are quite charming.

Transportation into, out of, and around Kentish town is excellent. There are many bus services and quite a few transportation links.

Kentish Town is bordered on the north by Tufnell Park, on the east by Holloway, on the south by Chalk Farm, and on the west by Belsize Park.


The City: 4 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 7.2 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 5.3 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.7 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 3.7 miles / 20-30 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike

Kentish Town London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Kentish Town LOCAL schools

7-13 YEARS
Acland Burghley School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Community
Carlton Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Eleanor Palmer Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Kentish Town Church of England Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
7-13 YEARS
La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


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