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Top Reasons Why Kentish Town is a Good Fit for Families

How child friendly is Kentish Town? The fact that it lies a mere four miles north of Central London, adults are naturally drawn to NW5 for its bars and restaurants but London Residential is often asked how child-friendly Kentish Town is.

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What are the schools like?

Kentish Town boasts several schools all with ‘outstanding’ Ofsted ratings, as well as two bilingual French schools. Property for sale in Kentish Town located in the catchments of Eleanor Palmer, Torriano and Yerbury primary schools, which are always in demand. The local comprehensive schools, Camden Schools for Girls and Parliament Hill, have also received an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

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Is there much green, open space?

One of the many delights of Kentish Town is an abundance of parks and outdoor areas. Talacre Gardens has an array of playground equipment, while Waterlow Park offers a vastness of greenery, two ponds, a kitchen garden, a café and tennis courts. Don’t miss nearby Parliament Hill, with its stunning views of the capital’s skyline and kite flying opportunities.

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I hear Kentish Town has its own farm, is this true?

Not only does NW5 have its own farm, it’s absolutely free to visit. Spot over 50 animals including goats, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, geese, a pig and a cow. There are also activities such as crafts, pony rides and goat grooming, served with a generous helping of home-baked cakes and refreshments.

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Are there many clubs/activities/facilities aimed at children?

Talacre Treetops is a soft play centre for children, ideal for small people with big bursts of energy. Mary’s Family Factory is perfect for older children, offering pottery, ceramic and craft activities, with an onsite café for parents.

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What are the local leisure centres like?

Kentish Town Sports Centre recently received a £25.3 million refurbishment, with new state-of-the-art facilities. Children can splash about in one of three pools (notably a small pool ideal for introducing babies and toddlers to water) or can be booked in to swimming courses. There’s also a full junior programme, a creche and facilities to host birthday parties. The Talacre Gardens Sports Centre also offers a diverse range of child-orientated activities, including junior football, gymnastics and trampolining.
If you have children and are looking to buy or rent a Kentish Town property, contact us to find out more about living in NW5. We are all locals who either grew up in NW5 or are living in Kentish Town now – and many of us have our own young families.