Camden and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Camden and surrounding areas
"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
"Always worth the walk to the top! London's skyline beautifully framed by Primrose Hill and London Zoo."Oliver Venn
Where do Camden and surrounding areas locals go?
Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner in French-style interiors. They do a fantastic set menu too, which is a real bargain.
Submitted by Douglas
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!
Submitted by Trish
An alternative fish and chip restaurant selling a tasty British classic with unusual culinary twists.
Submitted by Oliver
Kentish Town Sports Centre
Recently renovated, this leisure centre set in a historic Grade II listed building has a swimming pool and a gym.
Submitted by Samuel
The best toasted sandwiches in Camden made to order and excellent Portuguese custard tarts.
Submitted by Samuel
For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!
Submitted by Lisa
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.
Submitted by Claire
Serving organic food and drink ideal for a quick brunch. Wholesome meals, delicious salads and a variety of smoothies that are nice too.
Submitted by Habiba
The Coffee Jar
The best coffee in Camden along with some great sandwiches and cakes.
Submitted by Samuel
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Grace
The Betjeman Arms
The only British Pub located within the Grade I Listed building underneath the clock tower and arches at St Pancras International station. Elegant dining room, heritage features, charming staff and stunning British pub classics menu. This is now my family's new favourite Sunday Lunch local.
Submitted by Lee
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!
Submitted by Habiba
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!
Submitted by Alex
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"The first modern zoo in the world was established in Regent's Park in 1828. It served as an educational space, as opposed to the ostentatious menageries that existed before."
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Child-friendly activities near Camden and surrounding areas
Petra Yoga - Postnatal Yoga
Petra Yoga holds post natal classes to which babies under 10 months are welcome. They are great fun for both mums and babies. Women usually start feeling ready for some gentle exercise about 6 weeks after giving birth. Whether you had an 'easy' birth or a difficult one, the birthing muscles and the whole body need time to recover before embarking upon exercising again. Website
King's Cross Pond ClubKing'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
Chinese Mandarin Playgroup for ChildrenKentish Town Com. Centre
Immersive playgroup exposes babies and toddlers to mandarin in a natural way through music, movement, sensorial activities, puppets and storytelling. Mandarin nursery rhymes and songs make their ears familiar with Mandarin tones and build up their vocabulary. Website
Mums and Tots at St Mary'sThe Magdalen Centre
Drop in for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Parents and toddlers have the chance to make new friends. Supervised activities soft play crafts and refreshments. Website
Mum & Baby Bellydance & YogaKentish Town Community Centre
Starting with warm up yoga poses, we will tone the abdominal muscles, strengthening the back and pelvic floor. We will learn basic Bellydance techniques to help you engage all muscles and gain awareness of your posture, helping you sooth or prevent any back and neck pain. In addition, we will spend time learning fun choreography which will help you release stress, increase energy while bonding with your baby. We will finish the class with some guided relaxation and a nice cup of tea!
Primrose Hill Children's ChoirPrimrose 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
Toddler Groups: Primrose Hill Community AssociationPrimrose Hill Community Centre
Let your children play and mix with other children while you get to chat to other parents and carers over a cup of tea and biscuits COST £2 (PHCA members) £2.50 (non-members) (includes snack) Website
About Camden and surrounding areas
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Regent's Park
- Kentish Town
- Caledonian Road
- King's Cross
- Tufnell Park
- Belsize Park
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