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Camden and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Camden and surrounding areas

"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 Burkesmith

"Move over Shoreditch, King's Cross is rapidly becoming the place to be! Near the City and the West End, there's load of new bars..."

Charles Cutting

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Where do Camden and surrounding areas 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.


An alternative fish and chip restaurant selling a tasty British classic with unusual culinary twists.


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!

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!

The Underworld

One of the best venues for rock and metal bands and club nights opposite Camden Town Underground Station.

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.


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


A restaurant/bar/club serving pan-Asian food cooked by the amazing chef Ian Pengelley. You can dine and enjoy the bar area at the same time.

Kentish Town Sports Centre

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

Camden Lock

As well as browsing the market, Camden Lock is a great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset.

Camden Coffee Shop

Coffee beans from a lovely old man who roasts the beans himself and has done for decades. He will also grind them for you...

Edinboro Castle

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

The York & Albany

Superb cocktails and excellent food right by Regent's Park.

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King's Cross Pond Club

King's Cross Pond Club
An art installation in the form of a natural bathing pond, right in the middle of the King's Cross development site. It is the UK's first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond. There's a small area for kids to paddle on a submerged deck. It's also right next to Granary Square, where kids can run and play in the fountains. Weekdays: 6:30am to 8:30am - £3.50 9:00am to 12:30pm - £6.50 1:00pm to 4:30pm - £6.50 5:00pm to close - £3.50 Weekends: 8:00am to 11:30am - £6.50 12:00noon to 3:30pm - £6.50 4:00pm to close - £6.50 Bank Holidays: - £6.50 9:00am to 11:00am - £6.50 11:30am to 1:30pm - £6.50 2:00pm to 4:30pm - £6.50 Website

Apples and Pears Healthy Lifestyle Programmes

Kentish Town Community Centre
We offer a variety of programmes to ensure there is the perfect programme for you. Whether you love a challenging exercise class, prefer a walk with friends, or are interested in new recipe ideas, portion sizes and healthy eating we have a programme that will work for you. Website

Imagination Station

The Forge Camden
Imagination Station offers pre-school children the chance to explore their imaginations through music, movement, instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to an underwater expedition both children and adults enjoy our cutting edge adventure music classes! 4 months to 18 months: Wednesday 10.30am - 11.10am 18 months to 3 years: Wednesday 11.20am - 12pm Website

Yoga For Children

Kentish Town Community Centre,
Yoga for children is a form of yoga that is designed specifically for children. It includes poses to increase strength, flexibility and coordination. Website

Baby and Toddler Group

The Forge
Imagination Station offers pre-school children the chance to explore their imaginations through music, movement, instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to an underwater expedition both children and adults enjoy our cutting edge adventure music classes! Have a look around and see which class holds your next adventure... Website

Ballet for 7-10yrs, Beginners, Intermediate and over 50s

Kentish Town Community Centre,
A range of ballet classes are held to appeal to all ages and abilities, in our newly renovated dance studio. The classes are held in a strict but friendly atmosphere, and the skills gained in class are very useful. We are using a unique combination of English and Russian approaches which makes each lesson enjoyable yet very valuable. Try it and feel the improvement after one lesson! Website

Primrose Hill Children's Choir

Primrose Hill Community Centre
Come and sing Disney, pop, musicals and songs from around the world and play musical games. Have fun, gain confidence, learn about singing and reading music. Local performances with many opportunities to sing solos. Website
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