Historically, Kentish Town was a poor rural area along the River Fleet. The river disappeared during the 19th century when the area was modernised but it is now know as London’s largest subterranean river. It recently became a popular area to live in, mainly due to its convenient location and affordable prices. Kentish Town is tucked between Hampstead Heath and Camden Town, is in zone 2 and has good transportation links. However, it is still cheaper than the neighbourhood areas.
Most accommodation in Kentish Town is within Victorian houses or cottages but you will also find warehouses conversions. It attracts a cosmopolitan crowd composed of city workers, artists and families and is only a few steps away from green areas of Hampstead Heath. Transportation wise, you are only a short ride from Central London through the Northern line and from St Pancras and The city through the Thameslinks railway.