Kentish Town grew up around an ancient thoroughfare North on the line of the now submerged Fleet river. Originally named Kentistonne, it was once a quiet medieval village of pastures and farms and before the 18th Century was a genteel country retreat. An influx of new residents followed in the 18th Century, along with the building of railways and post-war, much new housing was built. A lively off-shoot of Camden Town, with prominent music venue the Kentish Town Forum, and notable pubs such as the Assembly House, one of the oldest in Camden.
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Places of Interest:
Kentish Town City Farm, - 1 Cressfield Close, Kentish Town, London, NW5 4BN. Large city farm in the heart of Camden.
The Kentish Town Forum - 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY. Major venue on the gig scene hosting many top acts.
Kentish Town Sports Centre - Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3LE. Large sports centre with three pools, gym and exercise rooms.
Kentish Town station – Northern Line and Thameslink.
Kentish Town West station - Silverlink
Tufnell Park – Northern Line
Royal Free Hampstead, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG