A locals' guide to NW1
"Boating lake, wildlife and picturesque views in Regent's Park..."Claire O'Donnell
"With its vibrant atmosphere day and night, Camden is one of London's most popular destinations."Samuel Burkesmith
"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 NW1 locals go?
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...
Submitted by Samuel
The Coffee Jar
The best coffee in Camden along with some great sandwiches and cakes.
Submitted by Samuel
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
As well as browsing the market, Camden Lock is a great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset.
Submitted by Lisa
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
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.
Submitted by Claire
This pub has an amazing beer garden that is great during the summer months!
Submitted by Claire
If you're ever in a rush for some flowers for a loved one, just pop up to this drive-thru florist and there's no need to get out your car!
Submitted by Tom
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!
Submitted by Tom
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.
Submitted by Grace
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
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"
"Nothing beats a nice long walk around Regent's Park"
"Central located, regent park"
"Both peace and busy are a 5 minute walk"
"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"
"Centrally located, with Bloomsbury and Camden on each end, and with great connection across the whole of the capital."
"It's near to Regents Park"
"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!!"
"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."
"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."
What do you like about NW1?
Did you 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."
Child-friendly activities near NW1
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
Imagination StationThe 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
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
Primrose Hill Children's ChoirPrimrose 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
Spirit Young Performers Company - A UniquePerforming Arts SchoolDiorama Arts Studios
Spirit Young Performers Company is a part-time performing arts school, offering quality musical theatre and dance training. We pride ourselves on providing an environment that is intensive, professional, encouraging and exhilarating for the young performer. Website
Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classesPrimrose 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
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
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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