A wealth of vibrant independent shops, bars, restaurants and markets amongst the Grand Union Canal
"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
"With its vibrant atmosphere day and night, Camden is one of London's most popular destinations."Samuel Burkesmith
Where do Camden locals go?
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
For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!
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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.
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Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
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The Coffee Jar
The best coffee in Camden along with some great sandwiches and cakes.
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The Princess of Wales
Quirky interiors and a fabulous Sunday lunch in leafy Primrose Hill.
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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 real lunchtime treat, this restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere also operates as a cafe and deli.
Submitted by Douglas
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
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
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?
"In 1829, architect Thomas Wilson proposed a 94-storey pyramidal mausoleum to be built on Primrose Hill to house corpses, as London was running out of space to bury its dead."
Child-friendly activities near Camden
Baby and Toddler GroupThe 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
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
Baby Sensory CamdenPrimrose Hill Community Centre
Baby activities range from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells Website
Little HavenCastlehaven Community Centre
The drop-in is open for three mornings a week. During Littlehaven Under 5's Drop-in, our well resourced play room includes a creative area, messy play, home corner, baby area, book corner, small world play equipment and a wide variety of puzzles and building blocks. The Littlehaven Under 1's Drop-in on a Wednesday is for babies with parents / carers, offering sensory play opportunities designed to encourage baby's learning and development. Focusing on early communications - including sights, sounds and touch. Website
Ready Steady Go Creative WorkshopsPrimrose 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
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
Pitta Patta Dance Drama and Yoga CampPrimrose Hill Community Center
Experience the joy of dance, the calm of yoga and confidence building benefits of drama sessions. Coaching little dancers from 3 upwards, our classes provide an ideal introduction to creative movement, using a wide spectrum of music to help children develop co-ordination, rhythm and confidence on the dance floor. 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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