London’s first City Farm
Kentish Town City Farm is a thriving community charity that helps city people connect with animals, nature and the environment. The farm is situated on a four-acre site, alongside two railway lines in the inner London Borough of Camden. We have sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, geese, three horses, two donkeys, two pigs and a cow. There are animal pasture areas, community gardens and a wildlife pond, plus a riding arena.
We provide an extensive educational programme to schools; therapeutic riding to people with special needs; work experience opportunities for young people and farm related activities for local children and families. This work is supported by the London Borough of Camden and the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust. In addition, we have a lively core of volunteers who support staff in the day-to-day running of the farm and organise seasonal fundraising events. Young people between 8 -16 years support farm activities through our popular Young Farmers Club.
The main farm building provides facilities for visiting schools, children’s activities and people aged 60 plus. In the farm kitchen, families can learn to cook using fresh ingredients from our community gardens. The gardens provide opportunities for children to learn about growing food and we host local community groups and therapeutic gardening projects. In addition, we provide amenities to visiting corporate teams, host evening events and children’s parties. The indoor and outdoor spaces of the farm are available for hire all year round.
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A Rich History
Kentish Town City Farm formed in 1972 becoming the first City Farm to be established in the UK. We have an online archive which describes our rich history and hosts a collection of vintage photos, video & audio files. You’ll find interviews by local people, volunteers and staff who tell the fascinating story of the farm’s first 40 years starting with its radical community arts roots in 1970’s London. Since its beginning, the farm ethos was based on inclusiveness, participation and empowerment of the local community, which are still at the heart of our values today.
Visit the farm ♿ 🚾
We are open to the public every day 9-5pm, entry is free.
The farm is an educational resource for city children to learn about animal physiology, where food comes from and the natural world. We also welcome visitors and offer an opportunity to enjoy nature and experience the sights, sounds & smells of farm life, within an Inner London borough. KTCF is wheelchair accessible and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and enjoy the views. More info
Free parking on Grafton Road after 11AM (M-F) and all day at weekends.
Pay and display parking on Queen’s Crescent & Vicar’s Road (useful on busier market days, Thurs & Sat).
Overground: Gospel Oak
Tube: Kentish Town (Northern Line)
Rail: Kentish Town (Thameslink)
Bus: Nearest Stops
Gospel Oak – C11
Queen’s Crescent – No. 24 & 46
Kentish Town Road – No. 134, 214 & C2
Open Daily 9-5pm
1 Cressfield Close,
off Grafton Road,