Cantelowes ward takes its name from the landowning Cantilupe family and the grand manor house that was once here. Roger de Cantilupe, a 13th Century priest in St. Pancras relocated to Cantelowes to avoid the flooding and swampy ground there. Cantelowes is still largely a residential area with some very large houses and attractive cobbled mews. Cantelowes Gardens, currently under renovation, is due for completion at the end of 2005 and includes a skate park, sports pitch and pavilion. The ward is also home to the Lion and Unicorn theatre, an established venue on London’s fringe theatre scene.
Plan your journey (Transport For London Journey Planner)
Places of Interest:
Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 2ED. Fringe theatre near Kentish Town station.
Cantelowes Park, Camden Road, NW5. Skate park currently being redeveloped.
Camden Road - Silverlink
Kentish Town – Thameslink, Northern Line
Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, London, N19 5NF