Kentish Town Area Guide

Introduction to
Kentish Town, London

Kentish Town North West London area guide by Goldschmidt and Howland Kentish Town the area's Leading Estate agent and letting agent since 1888.

 

Kentish Town is situated between the busy hype of Camden and the village feel of Highgate and Hampstead, this pretty neighbourhood is becoming increasingly desirable and offers a fantastic community feel which is cherished by the local residents. Well connected, with abundant green space and home to a mixture of chain-stores and locally owned independents that are long established in the area. , With no shortage of trendy pubs, bars and tasty eateries, the thriving high street is a quirky shopping destination with plenty to offer. 

Transport in Kentish Town

By Tube: Kentish Town Underground Station is serviced by the Northern Line and falls within Zone 2. The area is well serviced for links into West London and the City of London


Property in Kentish Town

With a number of hidden squares and private, secluded enclaves within the desirable Conservation areas, Kentish Town offers a mix of pretty period properties and a mixture of 1960s modernist buildings towards the Tufnell Park and Caledonian Road. The liveliness and access to green space attract young professionals and families, keen to take advantage of the well-connected transport links. 

Council Tax Bands for Kentish Town

Council Tax Annual Rates for Camden 2018/2019

A £992.00
B £1,158.00
C £1,323.00
D £1,489.00
E £1,820.00
F £2,150.00
G £2,481.00
H £2,977.00

(Source London Borough of Camden)

 

And now for a bit of History on Kentish Town

Kentish Town, originally a small village on the River Fleet, derived from ‘’Ken-ditch’ which means ‘the bed of a waterway’ the area was developed by the large rail and road infrastructures introduced to the area in the early 19th century meaning the water now runs underground. In the 17th and 18th century the area was renowned for being highly dangerous due to the number of highwaymen that targeted travellers passing through the area. During the first half of the 20th century, the area was run down and dilapidated however a council initiative that began in the 1930s but wasn’t implemented until after WW2 was finally finished in the 1960s which pushed an aggressive redevelopment of the area to attract the middle classes.