Camden and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Camden and surrounding areas
"Granary Square has made King's Cross unrecognisable!"Claire O'Donnell
"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
Where do Camden and surrounding areas locals go?
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
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
One of the best venues for rock and metal bands and club nights opposite Camden Town Underground Station.
Submitted by Kevin
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 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
The best toasted sandwiches in Camden made to order and excellent Portuguese custard tarts.
Submitted by Samuel
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
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
Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner in French-style interiors. They do a fantastic set menu too, which is a real bargain.
Submitted by Douglas
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
An alternative fish and chip restaurant selling a tasty British classic with unusual culinary twists.
Submitted by Oliver
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
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
Why do you find Camden and surrounding areas a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"Hidden below Camden Lock market are a web of vaults and passageways which were once used to stable pit ponies for the nearby canals. While most are closed to the public, some sections can be spotted from the market."
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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
Saint Pancras Community Centre Sure Start Drop InRichard 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
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
Gracie Garcia Jiu Jitsu AcademyGracie Garcia Jiu Jitsu Academy
Starting from age of 4 and divided into age groups Gracie Garcia Jiu Jitsu provides an innovative and creative method where classes are designed to develop the student's coordination, strength, balance, body awareness, concentration, discipline and respect. Website
Trampolining SessionsTalacre Sports Centre
Family Trampolining sessions for all the family on Sundays 1-3pm. Drop-in only. Please arrive 15 minutes before to secure your place.
Little Stars Drop InKentish 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
Crescendo Music ClassesBrecknock Primary School
Crescendo classes are individually created music sessions for the Early Years; children aged 0-6.5 years old. The sessions aim to introduce your child to music through singing and the use of instruments incorporating games, rhythm activities and group percussion. £6.50/session, £65/term 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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