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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

What is your favourite place?

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!


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

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.


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

Camden Market

Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!

Kentish Town Sports Centre

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

The York & Albany

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


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


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

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...

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!

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!

The Underworld

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

Regent's Park

A great day out - boating lake, café and home to London Zoo.

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Regent's Park, Kentish Town, Euston, Belsize Park, Caledonian Road, King's Cross, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, Fitzrovia and Tufnell Park

What do you love about Camden?

Why do you find Camden a great place to live?


"It's near to Regents Park"

January 2015


"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."

December 2014


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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Camden

Yummy Mummy Coffee Morning

The Spread Eagle Camden
Join our friendly, welcoming, local Camden Mums every Wednesday for a coffee and a chit chat from 11am. Website

Ole Kids

Primrose 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 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 Group

Camden 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 classes

Primrose 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 Parents

Somers 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 Camden

Primrose Hill Community Centre
Baby activities range from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells Website
  1. About Camden

    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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