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Four Quarter Developments - The Furlong Collection, NW5

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Development info

Take the opportunity to view and you'll soon see why Phase 1 of this beautiful development sold out prior to completion. Phase 2, comprising 8 luxury townhouses is now on sale. Our show home gives a glimpse of what life at The Furlong Collection can offer, while our first residents are already adding their own personalities to their new homes and gardens.

Leisure

The surrounding locality offers an eclectic mix of activities, from strolling to Hampstead Heath, exercising at the local leisure centre and assorted fitness centres, or dining at one of the many nearby gastro pubs or restaurants. For live entertainment, you are spoilt for choice - from fringe theatre at The Lion and Unicorn in Gaisford Street to rock music at Forum in Highgate Road and Sunday night poetry readings at the Torriano Meeting House in Torriano Avenue. Just around the corner, you’ll find The Vine. This popular public house hosts live comedy and quiz nights, or maybe you’d rather sip a drink in its leafy outdoor area and watch the world wander by. Kentish Town’s arty reputation is well established and has attracted several more influential galleries in recent years. Annroy in Grafton Road is the gallery of the famous portrait and fashion photographer Rankin; The Beardsmore is a stunning modern art venue on Prince of Wales Road; while The Zabludowicz Collection a few doors down, is an installation-based art gallery that is set within a former Methodist chapel. The healthy life is easy to achieve in Kentish Town, with options for everyone on the doorstep. The Talacre Community Sports Centre is a major fitness hub, with a range of activities for children and adults including gymnastics, badminton, volleyball, basketball, indoor 5-a side football, outside 7-a side football and table tennis. If swimming is more your thing the fully restored Kentish Town Baths are a short walk away. These Victorian baths in Prince of Wales Road have recently had a £25 million restoration. More hardy swimmers can pound through the lengths outdoors all year round at the Parliament Hill Lido or enjoy wild swimming among the ducks at the women’s, men’s or mixed ponds on Hampstead Heath.

Education

The Furlong Collection is located in an area surrounded by some of the highest performing educational institutions in London. Ranging from primary schools to universities, the area provides stepping stones for children to create a solid foundation to graduation. There is also a range of bi-lingual schools within Kentish Town. One of the most popular is The Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (CFBL), a private school teaching the French curriculum. The school accommodates 700 children aged between four and 15, giving Francophone parents an alternative to the long-established (and hugely oversubscribed) Lyçée Français Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington. Another attraction for French residents is that St Pancras International, for Eurostar trains direct to Paris, is just four minutes from Kentish Town on First Capital Connect trains.

Shopping

Kentish Town has a wide variety of shops and markets to accommodate many types of cuisine. There are several large supermarket chains in the area. The Pure Meat Co. is an excellent butcher and fishmongers, and the staff at Oddbins are very helpful when it comes to choosing a wine. Of course, you can easily slip to a nearby corner shop in a matter of minutes for last-minute necessities. Organic food enthusiasts are well catered for at Bumblebee Natural Foods on Brecknock Road. For organic groceries head to Earth Natural Foods, based in Kentish Town Road or slightly further afield you can visit Whole Foods Market at 49 Parkway, a US chain offering a good range of organic foods including a deli with ready-made food to go. Whether you’re looking for bargains or gourmet ingredients, London street markets cater to all tastes. With a long history and a waterside location, Camden Town is an eclectic, busy neighbourhood dominated by the Camden Market where you can buy a huge range of art, alternative fashion, leather goods, food and home wares. Each Sunday, Kentish Town hosts a fully-fledged farmers’ market at Kentish Town CoE School in Islip Street. The venture is run by City & Country Farmers’ Markets, a small, family-run business that also puts on a raft of established events across London, from Stepney to Hammersmith and Alexandra Palace. Parliament Hill opened in September 2008, and has gone from strength to strength. It has one of the most scenic locations of all local markets, just on the edge of Hampstead Heath, with joggers and dog-walkers blending in with the die-hard customers doing their weekly shop.