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A locals' guide to NW1

"Boating lake, wildlife and picturesque views in Regent's Park..."

Claire O'Donnell

"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

"The handsome architecture around Regent's Park enhances the prestige of the area."

Charles Cutting

What is your favourite place?

Where do NW1 locals go?

The Coffee Jar

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

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.

L'Absinthe Brasserie

A real lunchtime treat, this restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere also operates as a cafe and deli.


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

Camden Lock

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


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

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...

Sherlock Holmes Museum

You can visit the home of Sherlock Holmes, where he did all his detective work with a large drink and a pipe!

Regent's Park

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

The Jazz Café

The Jazz Café is the place to go to watch big musical stars be born! Eat and listen to fantastic artists all in one place.

The Underworld

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

The Princess of Wales

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

Edinboro Castle

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

Ferreira Delicatessen

The best toasted sandwiches in Camden made to order and excellent Portuguese custard tarts.


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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Regent's Park, Camden, Euston, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Bloomsbury, St John's Wood, Kentish Town, King's Cross and Soho

What do you love about NW1?

Why do you find NW1 a great place to live?


"Primrose Hill is an excellent place to work, relax and exercise especially if you work for yourself. Lovely neighbourhood"

February 2015


"Nothing beats a nice long walk around Regent's Park"

February 2015


"Central located, regent park"

February 2015


"Both peace and busy are a 5 minute walk"

January 2015


"I love living here because of the number of young people who come to this place, the coexistence of a lot of trends and together with the million pubs and markets"

January 2015


"Centrally located, with Bloomsbury and Camden on each end, and with great connection across the whole of the capital."

January 2015


"It's near to Regents Park"

January 2015


"Camden Town never disappoints, it feels like there's always a new bar or restaurant to discover! Camden Market is second to none for exploration and finding unique, quirky items on craft stalls, and not forgetting the amazing food hall!!"

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


"Nestled between the vibrancy of central London and the cultural explosion that is Camden with green spaces of Regent Park and unrivalled transport connections entertainment is never far away."

December 2014


What do you like about NW1?

Let us know

"Hidden below Camden Lock market are a web of vaults and passageways which were once used to stable pit ponies for the nearby canals. While most are closed to the public, some sections can be spotted from the market."

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Child-friendly activities near NW1

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

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

Imagination Station

The Forge Camden
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! 4 months to 18 months: Wednesday 10.30am - 11.10am 18 months to 3 years: Wednesday 11.20am - 12pm 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

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

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
  1. About NW1

    NW1 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Marylebone (part), Euston, Regent's Park, Camden Town, Somers Town, Primrose Hill (part), Gospel Oak (part) and Lisson Grove (part) and is covered by the Camden and Westminster local authorities.

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