Streets of Kentish Town

Streets of Kentish Town


Winner of LAMAS first prize. Ten walks take the reader through Kentish Town (east of the Overground railway line) and Dartmouth Park. Although most of the streets date from after 1830, Kentish Town developed from a roadside medieval village into a Georgian country town famed for its healthy air. It then became a Victorian industrial suburb blighted by the grime and smoke from its factories and railways. [More...]

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It is now cosmopolitan and part-gentrified.  A young Horatio Nelson once stayed here as did John Keats, Mary Shelley and George Orwell. The artist Ford Madox Brown painted the view from his window in Fortess Road and the singer and political activist Paul Robeson lived in Highgate Road.