UK’s First City Farm
Kentish Town City Farm is a local 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. There are animal pasture areas, community gardens, a wildlife pond, and a riding arena.
What we do
We provide an extensive educational programme to schools, therapeutic riding to people with special needs, work experience opportunities for students 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, community groups and children’s activities. In the farm kitchen, children can learn to cook using fresh ingredients from our community gardens. The gardens provide opportunities for neighbourhood & therapeutic horticultural projects and for children to learn about wildlife & growing food.
We provide amenities to visiting corporate teams and host private events. The indoor and outdoor spaces of the farm are available for hire all year round.
Animals on Zoom: KTCF animals can now join your special occasions online via Zoom and Face Time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7916 5421 for details and to book your favourite farm animal for birthday, anniversary, or work meetings.
Work Experience (currently suspended)
Here at Kentish Town City Farm we care about how our work impacts on the environment. We try to balance our programmes and activities with our green spaces, providing dedicated areas that cultivate biodiversity with a site wide approach that recognises the need for people and places to be interconnected. Where possible we include environmental learning in our work and promote our own and others working practices to encourage our community to do the same.
See us on BBC Countryfile
BBC Countryfile featured the farm recently as part of their ‘Winter Hero’s’ programme. Watch again on iPlayer
A Rich History
Kentish Town City Farm was formed in 1972 becoming the first City Farm to be established in the UK. Since the beginning the farm ethos was based on inclusiveness and participation of the local community which remain at the heart of our values today.
We have a great 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.
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