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A wealth of vibrant independent shops, bars, restaurants and markets amongst the Grand Union Canal

"Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses."

Oliver Venn

"One of London's most vibrant areas, Camden is a melting pot of alternative shops, bars, restaurants and markets selling weird and wonderful things!"

Claire O'Donnell

"With its vibrant atmosphere day and night, Camden is one of London's most popular destinations."

Samuel Burke

What is your favourite place?

Where do Camden locals go?

Orange Juice Stall

A small stall based on Camden High street offering freshly squeezed orange juice, either bitter, sweet or sour. The sweet oranges are amazing!

The Jazz Café

The Jazz Café is the place to go to watch big musical stars be born! Eat and listen to fantastic artists all in one place.

L'Absinthe Brasserie

A real lunchtime treat, this restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere also operates as a cafe and deli.

Edinboro Castle

This pub has an amazing beer garden that is great during the summer months!


A great burrito place that usually gives out tasters every day.

Shaka Zulu

A little taste of Africa. Great ambience, incredible South African Zulu statues and if that doesn't win you over, the all day 2-4-1 cocktails will!

The Hill

With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!


For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!

Regent's Park

A great day out - boating lake, café and home to London Zoo.

The Blues Kitchen

This American themed restaurant is fantastic! Not only is the food very tasty, but the atmosphere is electric - live music on a Friday and Saturday and distinctive tasting cocktails draw in a big crowd.

Ferreira Delicatessen

The best toasted sandwiches in Camden made to order and excellent Portuguese custard tarts.

The Coffee Jar

The best coffee in Camden along with some great sandwiches and cakes.

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Recently renovated, this leisure centre set in a historic Grade II listed building has a swimming pool and a gym.

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Anima e Cuore

From the outside, Anima e Cuore looks like a gelateria and café, but this teeny tiny restaurant serves amazing Italian food at a very reasonable price. The menu is read by the waiters and changed daily. It books up very fast and it's BYOB!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Regent's Park, Kentish Town, Euston, Belsize Park, Caledonian Road, King's Cross, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, Fitzrovia and Tufnell Park

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Why do you find Camden a great place to live?


"It's near to Regents Park"

January 2015


"Slap bang between the most exciting Camden Lock market... All types of people from the whole world visit , never, ever boring... AND 5 minutes the other way.. The most beautiful heathland.. Hampstead Heath. How lucky to live here."

December 2014


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"In 1829, architect Thomas Wilson proposed a 94-storey pyramidal mausoleum to be built on Primrose Hill to house corpses, as London was running out of space to bury its dead."

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Child-friendly activities near Camden

Saint Pancras Community Centre Sure Start Drop In

Richard Cobden Primary School
Messy Church takes place throughout the year during term time. Crafts, games and a shared meal. Come and join the fun! Website

Pitta Patta Dance Drama and Yoga Camp

Primrose Hill Community Center
Experience the joy of dance, the calm of yoga and confidence building benefits of drama sessions. Coaching little dancers from 3 upwards, our classes provide an ideal introduction to creative movement, using a wide spectrum of music to help children develop co-ordination, rhythm and confidence on the dance floor. Website

Yummy Mummy Coffee Morning

The Spread Eagle Camden
Join our friendly, welcoming, local Camden Mums every Wednesday for a coffee and a chit chat from 11am. Website

Ole Kids

Primrose Hill Community Library
The classes run for one hour and have been planned to include singing, dancing, arts and crafts, music and story telling time. The Olé Kids curriculum was developed through years of observing children and what they like doing at different stages cognitively, emotionally and physically. They picked out the best elements of children's classes and coupled it with our knowledge, research, tons of love and respect for children and our endless passion for creating a Spanish speaking community. Website

Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classes

Primrose Hill Community Centre
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. Website

Little Stars Drop In

Kentish Town Community Centre
Children have lots of play to develop their physical, social and emotional skills. Come along and join a friendly and laid back atmosphere and share your experience over a cup of tea. Enjoy lots of fun activities for under ones and receive advice and workshops on breast feeding, weaning and more! Website

Chinese School and Playgroup

Kentish Town Community Centre
Mandarin is taught in a happy atmosphere through various fun activities integrated with Chinese culture. Children will learn Chinese/ Mandarin in a FUN and CREATIVE way with us! We do talking, singing, playing, drawing and making! That's the way children like and that's the way children learn. Website
  1. About Camden

    Camden Town is an inner city district in northwest London, England and the central neighbourhood of the London Borough of Camden. It is located 2.4 miles (3.9 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross. It was laid out as a residential district from 1791 and was anciently part of the manor of Kentish Town and the parish of St Pancras, Middlesex. The town became an important location during the early development of the railways and is also located on the London canal network. Its industrial heritage has made way for retail, tourism and entertainment, including a number of internationally renowned markets and music venues that are strongly associated with alternative culture. Camden Lock market, started in a former timber-yard in 1973, is now surrounded by five more markets: Buck Street market, Stables market, Camden Lock village, and an indoor market in the Electric Ballroom. The markets are a major tourist attraction at weekends, selling goods of all types including fashion, lifestyle, books, food, junk/antiques and more bizarre items; they and the surrounding shops are popular with young people, in particular those searching for "alternative" clothing.

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