Camden Town is located in Northwest London,which stretches from Islington in the east to Kilburn in the west. In the south of Camden lies charming Regent’s Park with its Zoo and world-class Open Air Theatre.
This creative, leafy and vibrant neighbourhood is popular for its live music scene, world famous street markets and a rich literary history. Today, this area’s industrial economic base has been replaced by service industries like retail, tourism and entertainment. The area now hosts popular street markets and music venues which are associated with alternative culture.
Camden Town underground station gives you easy access to the city, and with Kings Cross St Pancras, one of London’s largest over- and underground stations nearby, you can reach the rest of the city and the country with ease. Camden’s warm and friendly atmosphere attracts both tourists and Londoners from all over the city.
This area guide will help you get to know the area better.
Where to stay
Camden is home to countless beautiful houses and apartments and is known for counter culture and literary history. Even though this fantastic place is affluent it’s still possible to find a bargain in Camden serviced apartments and flat shares.
Where to eat and drink
You’ll find great tasting, good-value restaurants and cafes in Camden. The district’s attractive eateries and street vendors sell delicious snacks in every corner. You can catch live performances at the Roundhouse, which also offers a great pre-theatre menu. To enjoy lip smacking burgers check out Honest Burgers and for pan-Asian cuisine, head to Gilgamesh. To enjoy a vibrant night out check Shaka Zulu, which is a good place to hang out. The restro bar serves South African cuisine and for entertainment there is live music and dance performances. Do not miss out on trying local beers from Camden Town brewery in various pubs.
Where to shop
Even if you are not the keenest shopper, you’ll find yourself busy in the myriad of open-air markets and other stores in Camden. Boasting some of the most popular markets in London, this area is highly interesting when it comes to shopping. Some of the markets that will interest you are:
Camden Lock Market: Best for crafts, books, jewellery and fast food.
Camden Lock Village: Plenty of stalls selling clothing and accessories.
Inverness Street Market:Popular for footwear and souvenir stalls.
Stables Market: Sells excellent range of household items, antiques, clothing and food.
Things to do
Camden is full of life when it comes to the music scene, exhibitions, theatrical performances, comedy shows, films and art installations. The Underworld and Electric Ballroom are amazing places to catch the latest bands, and for top jazz and blues performances check out Jazz Café or Blues Kitchen. You can enjoy films, gigs and other performances at The Roundhouse. Catch Art exhibitions at The Cob Gallery and if you want to do something active,visit Pirate Castle, and take part in various water based activities.
Camden offers easy access to the rest of the cityon the Northern Line from Camden Town and Chalk Farm stations. You’ll also find the over ground at Camden Road station and lots of busses serve the area. Even though Camden has everything your heart desires; the easy access to the rest of London makes you want to explore your options.