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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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Camden and surrounding areas locals go?

Rock 'N' Roll Rescue

A one stop shop for music lovers!

Côte

Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner in French-style interiors. They do a fantastic set menu too, which is a real bargain.

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!

Hook

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

Kentish Town Sports Centre

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

Ferreira Delicatessen

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

Roundhouse

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

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.

inSpiral

Serving organic food and drink ideal for a quick brunch. Wholesome meals, delicious salads and a variety of smoothies that are nice too.

The Coffee Jar

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

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.

Gilgamesh

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.

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.

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!

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 Camden, Regent's Park, Kentish Town, Caledonian Road, Euston, King's Cross, Tufnell Park, Holloway, Belsize Park and Fitzrovia

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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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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 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

Chinese Mandarin Playgroup for Children

Kentish 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's

The 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 & Yoga

Kentish 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 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

Toddler Groups: Primrose Hill Community Association

Primrose 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
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