Kentish Town is an area of north west London, England in the London Borough of Camden. Today Kentish Town is a busy shopping and business area. It offers libraries, gyms and other entertainments to visitors and its community.
Kentish Town has independent shops and a survey by the local Green Party found that of 87 shops on the high street, 53 were still independently owned. The high street is a venue of national chains and independents. Many 'World Food' shops have opened up on the street.
Kentish Town has always been noted for its pubs, bars and food takeaways. Pub rock is usually traced back to the "Tally Ho", a former jazz pub, where Eggs over Easy started playing in May 1971, and were soon joined by Bees Make Honey, Brinsley Schwarz, Max Merritt and the Meteors, Ducks Deluxe and others. Other music pubs include the "Bull & Gate" which featured early performances by Blur, The Housemartins, Suede, PJ Harvey, Ash, The Pogues, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Keane, The Libertines, Muse, The Shamen, Manic Street Preachers, and Coldplay. The pub was the site of the extremely popular and influental six-nightly Timebox club run by Jon 'Fat' Beast from 1987 to 1992.
Popular Chinese takeaways in Kentish Town include neames like Asiana Chinese, Canton Cafe, Chef Connection - Chinese Takeaway, Chinese Meal Express, Emperor, Empire Chinese Restaurant, Fortuna Chinese Restaurant, Fortune Cookie, Gourmet Oriental, Great Wall, Jians Kitchen and RRC Thai Cafe.