Enjoy the ‘entente cordiale’ in Kentish Town
With the Eurostar terminal comfortably nestled in nearby St Pancras, it’s no surprise that the French are one of the largest groups of expats in London – with an estimated figure of around 300,000 settled in the capital.
North West London estate agents London Residential believe that Kentish Town is an ideal place for French nationals, Francophones or Francophiles, especially those looking for rental properties.
Properties to rent in Kentish Town
If you are looking for a house or flat to rent in Kentish Town, then its location less than four miles north of Central London couldn’t be better. A wide range of properties find their way to the Kentish Town rental market, including early and mid-Victorian terraces, Georgian terraces and other quirky period dwellings. The area’s piano making history has also left a legacy of Victorian warehouses, which have been converted into stunning properties.
Kentish Town boasts a number of schools with outstanding Ofsted ratings, as well as two bilingual French schools. Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (CFBL) is a large modern independent French school that caters for children aged between 5 and 15 years. Its education is based on bilingual and bicultural teaching methods accredited by the French educational department.
La Petite École Bilingue is also based in Kentish Town and offers a bilingual English-French education to children of all nationalities aged between 2 and 11 years. This school is also approved by the French educational department.
With its tree-lined streets and diners spilling out onto the pavement, there is a real cosmopolitan buzz to the Kentish Town locale, with the added bonus of a café culture that could rival Paris. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance, from gourmet restaurants, independent bookshops and literary festivals, to pop-up arts events, craft beer shops and artisan bakeries.
Green open spaces
One of the many delights of Kentish Town is an abundance of green space. French families with children will love the 790 acres of neighbouring Hampstead Heath, with Parliament Hill right on the doorstep too. Kentish Town also boasts its very own city farm, with over 50 animals including goats, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, geese, a pig and a cow.
Properties to rent in Kentish Town are well connected by both London mainline rail services and the Underground, with St Pancras only a nine-minute Tube ride away - ideal if you frequently travel by Eurostar. There is also easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick.
Central London has an abundance of French culture, from French-inspired cabaret at Soirée Pompette, Voila! - the annual Anglo-French festival at the Cockpit Theatre - to language lessons at The French Institute and decent Gallic dishes at Casse-Croûte, Mon Plaisir and Clos Maggiore.
Renting a Kentish Town property is the perfect place to start your residential journey in Londres or just immerse yourself in the French way of life without leaving London. If you are looking for property to rent in Kentish Town for your French family, please visit London Residential’s listings or contact us today.