NW5 is a postcode district in North West London that falls within the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. The primary areas that come under NW5 include Kentish Town and Dartmouth Park. Some portions of Gospel Oak and Tufnell Park also come under the district of NW5. The area was originally established along River Fleet, which was once a lush stream but now flows predominantly underground. Even though the district has been urbanised over recent years and is now a bustling commercial centre, you can still see the evidence of ancient architecture in many of the buildings that is visually stunning. The area is also a major hotspot for canal boats, with exciting canal cruises attracting hordes of visitors and sight-seers to the area each year.
Camden Lock Market offers an exclusive shopping experience that is unique to this area. Held every weekend, the market brings thousands of shoppers to the vicinity looking for great deals on hundreds of different products. Not only are the stalls in the market filled with awesome items, but the cultural experience that the market provides is unlike any other. Numerous traditional businesses such as news agents, realty companies, solicitors and printers also occupy office space in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Forum is one of the most popular live music venues in the district and provides an exciting evening of entertainment. The area is also home to a range of other entertainment venues catering for all preferences. When it comes to dining, Mango Room and Camden Brasserie serve Caribbean and Modern European cuisine respectively and are great dining options in the vicinity. Prior booking is advisable since the eateries are always packed to capacity.
Camden Town, Mornington Crescent, and Chalk Farm tube stations are the closest on the underground network, offering great connectivity to the rest of the city. If you want to make use of the mainline railway services to get around, you can do so from Kentish Town and Euston railway stations.