Do as much or as little as you want. The surrounding locality offers an eclectic mix of activities, from strolling to Hampstead Heath, exercising at the local leisure centre and assorted fitness centres, or dining at one of the many nearby gastro pubs or restaurants.
For live entertainment, you are spoilt for choice - from fringe theatre at The Lion and Unicorn in Gaisford Street to rock music at Forum in Highgate Road and Sunday night poetry readings at the Torriano Meeting House in Torriano Avenue. Just around the corner, you’ll find The Vine. This popular public house hosts live comedy and quiz nights, or maybe you’d rather sip a drink in its leafy outdoor area and watch the world wander by.
Kentish Town’s arty reputation is well established and has attracted several more influential galleries in recent years. Annroy in Grafton Road is the gallery of the famous portrait and fashion photographer Rankin; The Beardsmore is a stunning modern art venue on Prince of Wales Road; while The Zabludowicz Collection a few doors down, is an installation-based art gallery that is set within a former Methodist chapel.
The healthy life is easy to achieve in Kentish Town, with options for everyone on the doorstep. The Talacre Community Sports Centre is a major fitness hub, with a range of activities for children and adults including gymnastics, badminton, volleyball, basketball, indoor 5-a side football, outside 7-a side football and table tennis.
If swimming is more your thing the fully restored Kentish Town Baths are a short walk away. These Victorian baths in Prince of Wales Road have recently had a £25 million restoration. More hardy swimmers can pound through the lengths outdoors all year round at the Parliament Hill Lido or enjoy wild swimming among the ducks at the women’s, men’s or mixed ponds on Hampstead Heath.
Kentish Town City Farm with its treasure trove of farm animals and wildlife, offers a range of weekend workshops and an under-fives activity room, while Treetops, located within the Talacre Community Sports Centre, is a magical, multi-layered soft play centre for children, offering a colourful, entertaining and educational experience.
Kentish Town has a wide variety of shops and markets to accommodate many types of cuisine. There are several large supermarket chains in the area. The Pure Meat Co. is an excellent butcher and fishmongers, and the staff at Oddbins are very helpful when it comes to choosing a wine.
Organic food enthusiasts are well catered for at Bumblebee Natural Foods on Brecknock Road. For organic groceries head to Earth Natural Foods, based in Kentish Town Road or slightly further afield you can visit Whole Foods Market at 49 Parkway, a US chain offering a good range of organic foods including a deli with ready-made food to go. Of course, you can easily slip to a nearby corner shop in a matter of minutes for last-minute necessities.
Kentish Town tube station is one stop on the Northern Line from Camden Town with its lively high street and markets. Fashionable Oxford Street is only a few stops further on the Charring Cross branch.
The Furlong Collection is located in an area surrounded by some of the highest performing educational institutions in London. Ranging from primary schools to universities, the area provides stepping stones for children to create a solid foundation to graduation.
There is also a range of bi-lingual schools within Kentish Town. One of the most popular is The Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (CFBL), a private school teaching the French curriculum. The school accommodates 700 children aged between four and 15, giving Francophone parents an alternative to the long-established (and hugely oversubscribed) Lyçée Français Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington. Another attraction for French residents is that St Pancras International, for Eurostar trains direct to Paris, is just four minutes from Kentish Town on First Capital Connect trains.
There are a number of both NHS and private medical and dental practices in the locality. The nearest NHS hospitals are, Royal Free Hospital (1.5km), St Pancras Hospital (1.8km) and the Whittington Hospital (1.8km).
Nearest underground stations – Kentish Town (0.3 miles), Tufnell Park (0.2 miles)
Nearest overground stations – Kentish Town (0.3 miles), Gospel Oak (0.2 miles)
The Furlong Collection is set one street back from Highgate Road. The nearest bus stops for travelling north and south along Highgate Road, are a 2-minute walk from the front gate. For City workers, there is are direct buses to Moorgate and Victoria, both stopping at Kentish Town tube station on the way.
Kentish Town tube station is on the Northern Line, taking in both the Bank and Charring Cross routes travelling south towards Morden, and High Barnet and Mill Hill East travelling north. Kentish Town tube station is easily walkable from the development in less than 15 minutes.
Nearby Kentish Town over ground station has regular trains with direct services to St Pancras International and West Hampstead, as well as access to many popular locations further afield.
Alight at Kentish Town and turn right, taking the left-hand fork onto Highgate Road travelling north. Walk 600 metres along Highgate Road and turn right into Little Green Street which runs directly into Wiblin Mews.
If travelling north along Kentish Town Rd, take the left-hand fork just past the tube station, onto Highgate Rd. Travel 600 metres north along Highgate Rd and turn right into Little Green Street, which runs directly into Wiblin Mews.