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.
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
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