North London

 A guide on what to eat, visit and do 


Towpath-Cafe-747x440Towpath Cafe.

Towpath Cafe. This canalside cafe is only open from March to November and is the perfect place to visit on a sunny spring or summers day. It's a great place to sit, enjoy breakfast or a coffee, and watch cyclists and runners pass by. Arrive early as seats fill up quickly, especially at the weekend. 

La Crêperie de Hampstead. This creperie operates out of a window stand and has become very popular in North London, with a long queue of locals and tourists lining up. The menu is extensive, from ham and cheese to rum and raisin, mushrooms and garlic to your more simple lemon and honey.

Temple of Seitan. Temple of Seitan is the first vegan "chicken shop", and now has two outposts, one in Camden and the other in Hackney. They are a testament to the growing London vegan food scene, with both vegans and curious omnivores queuing up for a taste of the vegan fried chicken and mac and cheese.

Camden Lock Market. Here you'll find food stalls from all over world, so you'll be spoilt for choice! It's a good idea to go with a group of friends so you can sample as many stalls as possible. 

Green Lanes. Stretching six miles long, from Newington Green to Palmers Green, Green Lanes is the best place to get authentic Turkish food in London. 

Pophams-Bakery-747x440Coffee and pastries at Pophams Bakery.

Pophams Bakery. Pastries here are baked fresh daily and there is a big selection of pastries to try. Pophams is also known for the fresh handmade pasta they serve for lunch. 

Roti King. A London favourite, Roti King is a Malaysian restaurant in between King's Cross and Euston. Expect delicious eats at a reasonable price - order their rotis, laksas, sambal fried rice, but expect queues... 


FEST CamdenWith a very diverse events calender, you'll always find something to do at FEST, from cabaret to comedy, theatre to bingo and film screenings. 

Explore Camden Town and Camden Lock Market. Spend a day around Camden and explore Camden Town and Camden Lock Market. You'll find numerous stores, restaurants, bars and cafes and can take a walk down the Lock. 

Camden-Market-PassengerPixabay-747x440Camden Lock Market

Regent's Park. You can spend the day having a picnic, playing sports, and exploring the gardens in Regent's Park. During the warmer months you can book tickets to the Open Air Theatre, which offers comedy shows, music events, theatre and film screenings. 

Almedia TheatreThe Almedia Theatre is housed in a Grade II-listed Victorian building with over 300 seats. The Theatre showcases talented and upcoming British artists and many plays and shows have gone on to become very successful.


Coal-Drop-Yard-747x440Coals Drop Yard

Coal Drops Yard. Once Victorian coal sheds, they have now been renovated and converted into a retail complex. Opened in 2018, Coal Drops Yard is the newest addition to the King's Cross area. You can find a selection of stores, restaurants, cafes and bars here. 

Canopy Market. Based in the heart of King's Cross, Canopy Market is open Friday to Sunday, with a selection of food/drink stalls and designers that rotate weekly. You can also find special events taking place on site. 

Parliament-Hill-Aarushi-Blog-747x440View from Parliament Hill by Student Blogger, Aarushi.

Hampstead Heath Park. Located four miles away from LSE, Hampstead Heath Park offers a sanctuary away from the city. Walk to Parliament Hill for a spectacular view of the entire city. You can even swim in the ponds here if you can brave the cold water!

Camden-Passage-747x550Camden Passage Market.

Camden Passage Market. Only a few minutes away from Angel station sits this picturesque passage way, filled with antique stores, cafes and restaurants. Popular spots here include Katsute 100, a Japanese tea house, The Breakfast Club, an American diner and The Coffeeworks Projects, a trendy coffee shop. 

Alexandra Palace. Also known as Ally Pally, is an entertainment and sports venue in Haringey that offers panoramic views of London. There is also an ice rink and golf course here. It's famed for its yearly Bonfire Night fireworks display.