Welcome to Kentishtowner (yup, all one word), north London’s award-winning daily cultural guide and monthly newsprint magazine.
Established in 2010 by broadsheet writer Stephen Emms, we are a good news title (not the “local paper”) and leave the hard stuff to other titles.
Instead, we cover the arts, food, lifestyle, travel and people. Yet we have broken stories locally and globally, gone from online to print – and the wider press has followed our every move, with features everywhere from the Sunday Times to a slot on primetime BBC1.
- 60,000 monthly readers
- 20,000+ social media followers (including nearly 17K on Twitter)
- 30,000 monthly print edition readers
- Read by over 100,000 Londoners monthly
The borough of Camden, and of course Kentish Town itself, may be at the heart of what we do, but we love London as a whole. That’s why our name is one word (a publication) not two (the place).
Don’t worry: we’re not bound too rigidly by geography, and are happy to feature other areas in the capital, as well as enjoying a thriving weekly travel section. We even interview people from all walks of life, wherever they live, if they have something interesting to say. After all, people don’t spend their lives in a single postcode.
Kentishtowner is published by London Belongs To Me Ltd daily, from Monday to Saturday, and sometimes more. We’ve been profiled or featured in The Sunday Times, Independent, FT, Metro, Time Out, Londonist and many more. See Press section for more details.
In June 2012 we were awarded funding from innovations charity Nesta to develop the site further. We were one of only 10 online publications in the UK to receive a grant – and the only London-focused one. In October 2012 we relaunched in HTML5 with a GPS ‘Nearby’ feature, an online store, a brand new masthead – and a charitable arm, Young Kentishtowner, which aims to mentor under-18s in journalism and digital publishing. In February 2013 we launched our first monthly print edition, now stocked at over 75 outlets in the borough.
We’re keen for contributions, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, drop us a line. We’re also quite sociable and will consider hook-ups of all kinds, be they editorial, sponsored or whatever, and we’ll read well-written press releases or any relevant information about any of the above.
We will always state clearly if we are invited or hosted by an interested party in return for a meal or trip. Submissions may be edited and published unless they’re expressly marked private or of a sensitive nature. We can’t always get back to you to confirm inclusion so please keep an eye on what is published daily on the site.
We do not have the resources to retweet, and never tweet or Facebook links to sites or articles other than our own, so advise you not to ask us.
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