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A wealth of vibrant independent shops, bars, restaurants and markets amongst the Grand Union Canal

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Shaka Zulu

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!

Kentish Town Sports Centre

Kentish Town Sports Centre

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

Temple of Seitan

Temple of Seitan

This place has amazing vegan burgers and wings, packed with choice and flavors. You won't believe it's all meat-free!

The York & Albany

The York & Albany

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

inSpiral

inSpiral

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

Gilgamesh

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.

Anima e Cuore

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!

The Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales

Quirky interiors and a fabulous Sunday lunch in leafy Primrose Hill.

Côte

Côte

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

Rock 'N' Roll Rescue

Rock 'N' Roll Rescue

A one stop shop for music lovers!

Chilango

Chilango

A great burrito place that usually gives out tasters every day.

Edinboro Castle

Edinboro Castle

This pub has an amazing beer garden that is great during the summer months!

The Underworld

The Underworld

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

The Coffee Jar

The Coffee Jar

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

Camden Lock

Camden Lock

As well as browsing the market, Camden Lock is a great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset.

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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

"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."

One of London's most vibrant areas, Camden is a melting pot of alternative shops, bars, restaurants and markets selling weird and wonderful things!

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With its vibrant atmosphere day and night, Camden is one of London's most popular destinations.

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Just up the road from Camden, Kentish Town has the same vibrancy and a bustling high street full of independent businesses.

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  1. It's near to Regents Park

  2. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near Camden

Ready Steady Go Creative Workshops

Primrose Hill Community Centre
Held at Primrose Hill Community Centre, they develop children's physical co-ordination and spatial awareness and are very much group activities, aiding the development of social skills: turn-taking, listening, observing, co-operating and concentrating. Website

Baby and Toddler Group

The Forge
Imagination Station offers pre-school children the chance to explore their imaginations through music, movement, instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to an underwater expedition both children and adults enjoy our cutting edge adventure music classes! Have a look around and see which class holds your next adventure... Website

Gracie Garcia Jiu Jitsu Academy

Gracie 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

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

Saint Pancras Community Centre Sure Start Drop In

Richard 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

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

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

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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