March 18, 2013: BBC1 report on the Kentishtowner phenomenon

The Kentishtowner has been profiled or featured regularly in mainstream media in 2012, including such established titles as The Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent, FT, GQ, Metro, Time Out, Evening Standard Londonist and many more. Here are a selection:

Sunday Times July 8 2012

We’re delighted that the broader press have picked up on what we’re doing. We were interviewed in the Sunday Times (above) after winning funding from NESTA in July 2012. We then had a mention in Evening Standard.

Time Out featured us most recently here:

Time Out, September 2012

On Monday July 16 Independent Features editor Rebecca Armstrong wrote this (see above or read full article here)

Two cheering glimmers of local-paper hope have caught my eye in the last few weeks. The first is that The Kentish Towner ( a hyper-local news website I’m a huge fan of because a) it’s brilliant and b) I live in Kentish Town, has just won funding from the innovations charity Nesta so it can increase its scope. Given that it has already given me top tips for tens of restaurants and local services, plus great articles about the area, I’m thrilled it’s set to expand.

Most recently, Metro (Sept 2012) dedicated a special box on their spread about living in K-Town to our daily cultural guide.

Our story so far in was published in The Guardian’s media section:

Our story so far on The Guardian, June 2012
Financial Times April 28 2012

Elsewhere this year, back in April FT devoted an article (above) to the growing buzz around Kentish Town and we were included in that:

Rewinding further, The Guardian were first off the mark with a nice little plug here in March. We’ve been featured in The Londonist several times, such as here.

Time Out published a Top 5 guide to Secret Kentish Town handpicked by founder Stephen Emms.

European magazine Cafe Babel made us the focus of an indepth look at the rise of ‘hyperlocal’ journalism internationally.

North London newspaper the Ham & High reported on the success of our campaign to modernize the outdated dangerous dogs law. Time Out covered the story too, here:

Finally, Independent columnist Kate Burt tipped us on her blog Your Home Is Lovely.

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