One of Kentish Town’s cultural gems is the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, a delightfully eclectic little pub theatre where you can enjoy fine ale or a glass of wine, grab some food then take your seat upstairs to watch a play. The venue, which supports new writing, has now branched out to offer ‘spoken word’ nights every third Sunday of the month, presented by Spit & Polish - a group of young poets and writers who love to perform their work to an audience.
Performers include Matt Abbott, who won rave reviews for his debut Edinburgh show; former Young London Poet Laureate Selina Nwulu and UK Poetry Slam champion Keith Jarrett, and organisers promise “a superb night full of intelligence and humour”.
The programme at the Lion and Unicorn is part of a vibrant cultural scene in north west London that includes the highly acclaimed Hampstead Theatre in Swiss Cottage, the Ben Uri Gallery - focusing on art, identity and migration - in NW8 and the Zabludowicz Collection in Chalk Farm, which offers a changing programme of temporary modern art exhibitions. If you’re looking to buy or rent a property in Kentish Town or the surrounding areas, then call us at London Residential.
Tucked away on leafy Gaisford Street, the tiny Lion & Unicorn theatre is nothing short of a cultural gem in the neighbourhood. A long established playhouse, it punches pretty high, with a focus on contemporary plays and new writing. And a regular monthly night is set to broaden its appeal further.