London Area Guides
Kentish Town Area Guide
Our area guide to Kentish Town gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include NW5
A very mixed area with large council estates mixed in with elegant period housing. It also boarders some attractive areas like Parliament Hill Fields, Highgate and Hampstead.
Property Types & Architecture
Some lovely property, with large Victorian houses, four storey town houses and smaller villas. There are also a number of Victorian terraces.
Shopping & Entertainment
Kentish Town has everything you need for every day needs, with a street market nearby at Queens Crescent.
The are several pubs and restaurants but nearby Camden Town is the main destination for night life.
Parks & Commons
Parliament Fields offers a lot in the way of open spaces and outdoor pursuits such as open air bathing pools, tennis, bowls and a running track.
Who lives here?
The mixed housing reflects the mix of populations. Young professional couples, artistic types, ethnic communities and low income families make up the interesting mix.
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Schools in Kentish Town & Exam Results
Schools in Kentish Town fall under the Camden Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Kentish Town by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Kentish Town
Kentish Town Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Kentish Town area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Kentish Town Local Authorities
Kentish Town is represented by Camden Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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