A wealth of vibrant independent shops, bars, restaurants and markets amongst the Grand Union Canal
"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
"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
Where do Camden locals go?
The best toasted sandwiches in Camden made to order and excellent Portuguese custard tarts.
Submitted by Samuel
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 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
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
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
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
The Princess of Wales
Quirky interiors and a fabulous Sunday lunch in leafy Primrose Hill.
Submitted by Douglas
Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!
Submitted by Lisa
As well as browsing the market, Camden Lock is a great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset.
Submitted by Lisa
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?
"The first modern zoo in the world was established in Regent's Park in 1828. It served as an educational space, as opposed to the ostentatious menageries that existed before."
Child-friendly activities near Camden
Baby Sensory CamdenPrimrose Hill Community Centre
Baby activities range from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells 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
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
Pleasing DramaSt Saviours Church
Drama classes for ages 5 years and up taught by industry professionals. Regular workshops in Musical Theatre. Classes held after school on Fridays. Children attending classes are given the opportunity to join our talent agency which provides children for professional film, tv and theatre work. Website
Yoga For ChildrenKentish Town Community Centre,
Yoga for children is a form of yoga that is designed specifically for children. It includes poses to increase strength, flexibility and coordination. 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
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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