A wealth of vibrant independent shops, bars, restaurants and markets amongst the Grand Union Canal
"With its vibrant atmosphere day and night, Camden is one of London's most popular destinations."Samuel Burkesmith
"Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses."Oliver Venn
"Always worth the walk to the top! London's skyline beautifully framed by Primrose Hill and London Zoo."Oliver Venn
Where do Camden locals go?
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
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
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
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
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
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...
Submitted by Samuel
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
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
Why do you find Camden a great place to live?
"It's near to Regents Park"
"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."
What do you like about Camden?
Did you know?
"South Kentish tube station was closed for a power cut in 1924, but when power was restored, so few passengers used the station, that it was decided to not bother re-opening it."
Child-friendly activities near Camden
Yummy Mummy Coffee MorningThe Spread Eagle Camden
Join our friendly, welcoming, local Camden Mums every Wednesday for a coffee and a chit chat from 11am. Website
Ole KidsPrimrose 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
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 GroupCamden Square Play Centre
The services provides activities. We provide general play programmes each week day during term time. The service is part commissioned by Camden as part of the council's strategy to meet its statutory obligation to provide sufficient and affordable childcare for working families living in the borough. Term time sessions: at £8.50/day Some working parents will be eligible for a subsidy: £5.50/place Summer Holiday Playscheme Wednesday 22 July - Wednesday 2 Sept 2015 Website
Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classesPrimrose 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
Drop in for Carers and ParentsSomers Town Community Centre
Our service is run by a permanent team of enthusiastic, professionally qualified, childcare workers who deliver an exciting range of appropriate learning opportunities for the Under Fives. Our nursery offers flexible hours and places on the two year olds scheme. Website
Baby Sensory CamdenPrimrose Hill Community Centre
Baby activities range from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells Website
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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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Regent's Park
- Kentish Town
- Belsize Park
- Caledonian Road
- King's Cross
- St John's Wood
- Swiss Cottage
- Tufnell Park
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