Commercial Property Area Guide: Kentish Town - London
Kentish Town is a vibrant area of London, located in transport zone two in the borough of Camden. Kentish Town started life as a small settlement along the banks of the River Fleet, but it’s grown into a thriving residential and commercial area in central London. Many of the retail units along Kentish Town Road are still independently owned; occupied by local greengrocers, boutiques and cafés.
Kentish Town has a fantastic music scene. The Bull and Gate pub, located at the northern end of Kentish Town Road, has welcomed acts including Blur, Nirvana, The Manic Street Preachers and Oasis over the years. The 02 Forum Kentish Town is also a popular venue, welcoming international music stars, rising domestic talent and some of the country’s best comedians every week. There are lots of other popular pubs across Kentish Town, including grade II listed The Assembly House and CAMRA award-winning watering hole The Pineapple.
If you’re in the mood for culture, Kentish Town is one of the best places to visit. The Lion and Unicorn theatre is one of London’s most exciting venues for Fringe Theatre and it’s the place to visit for unique shows in the heart of the capital. If you’re feeling risqué, visit Rio’s on Kentish Town Road, one of the most popular naturist spas in London. Alternatively, you’ll be spoilt for choice with its array of delicious restaurants and exciting bars.
Find out everything you need to know about living and working in Kentish Town in this commercial property area guide.
Travel and transport in Kentish Town
Kentish Town has one underground stationKentish Town underground station is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line. You can travel north all the way out to Barnet, towards central destinations like King’s Cross St Pancras and Waterloo, or south all the way to Morden.
There is one railway station in Kentish TownYou’ll find Kentish Town’s railway station at the north end of Kentish Town Road, close to the famous Assembly House pub. Services run from the station across London to major interchanges such as King’s Cross, as well as directly on towards Luton and Gatwick Airports.
Kentish Town’s overground station is close to Talacre GardensKentish Town West is the area’s only overground station, located on the east side of Talacre Gardens. From here, you can travel all across London on the city’s overground services.
Two airports are within an hour’s journey of Kentish TownLondon City Airport is roughly 50 minutes’ drive or public transport journey from Kentish Town, where you can catch domestic and short haul flights. Heathrow Airport, ideal for long haul journeys, is also just over 50 minutes’ drive west. Luton Airport is also an hour away and can be reached heading north on the M1.
Fantastic places to eat in Kentish Town
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Great places for coffee in Kentish Town
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Kentish Town has plenty of great facilities
There are four gyms in Kentish Town, including an Energie Fitness and a well-equipped sports centre. You can find out more about them here.
Does Kentish Town have banks and post offices?There’s one Barclays bank on Kentish Town road and one ATM. There are lots of other banks in nearby Camden, including Lloyds, Halifax and Nationwide, just a short walk across Regent’s Canal.
There’s also one post office in Kentish Town, towards the northern end of the road next to Superdrug. Another small post office can also be found on Queens Crescent Road, around 10 minutes’ walk away.
Kentish Town Road has lots of places to buy groceriesKentish Town Road has supermarkets and express stores for weekly and daily grocery shops, including:
- One Tesco Express
- One Sainsbury’s Local
- One Co-Op
- One Iceland
- One Lidl
There’s also an independent grocery store at the south end of the road. The closest large grocery store is Sainsbury’s on Camden Town Road, roughly 15-20 minutes’ walk away.
If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, Kentish Town Road is lined by familiar high street stores, independent shops and eateries, making it the perfect place for an after work stroll or lunchtime browse. Pick up the newest cosmetics from Boots, get your health fix from Holland & Barret or stop for a drink at the Assembly House, on the north side of the station.
Looking for something upmarket? Fortress Road, just north of Kentish Town Road, is quickly becoming an exclusive shopping destination and you’ll find jewellery boutiques, yoga studios and cool clothes shops there. Camden Lock Market is just five minutes’ walk from Kentish Town Road too, where you’ll discover plenty of cool places to shop, eat and drink.
Commercial real estate agents operating in Kentish Town
Aspire Property Group
Dutch & Dutch
Edward Charles & Partners
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Kentish Town is home to a number of notable businesses
Offices in Kentish Town
Interesting facts about Kentish Town
Camden Brewery is located under the cobbled arches of Kentish Town West and the smell of its delicious creations gives the whole area an irresistible hoppy scent.
The 02 Forum was once a cinema but is now a popular music and live comedy venue.
Ladies and Gentleman, a cocktail bar on the corner of Highgate Road and Fortress Road, started life as a Victorian public toilet in the 1800s.
Torriano Meeting House, on Torriano Avenue, has been home to The Torriano Poets for more than 20 years, where local poets meet and hold public readings every week.
Kentish Town claims to have the only daily online magazine in North London, The Kentishtowner. It was founded in 2010 and its articles cover the area’s vibrant arts scenes and local current affairs.