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Camden Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Camden

Camden is the life and sole of any party; a massive alternative music, cultural and theatre scene runs alongside the mainstream. This area is stereotyped as the hippy, grungy, left-leaning area, but with a trendy edge - just take a look around Camden Market! Alongside this there is a greater respectability around Regent's Park and London Zoo as well as the mainstream attractions in the City Centre around The British Museum and the new St Pancras Station.


The London Borough of Camden stretches a total of just 22 square kilometres within inner London, to the north of the city centre. It is an area of strong contrasts, ranging from open spaces like Hampstead Heath, to the busy Central London areas of Covent Garden and Holborn and the lively, lefty Camden Market and Camden Lock. This area attracts many tourists and as such tends to get busy and attract a high crime rate associated with opportunists targetting easy prey.

Camden Guide Video


What's On around Camden


The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1.5 miles from central Camden.
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Jesse Malin
Nov
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Jesse Malin
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The Future of Air Transport
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Speed Dating
Nov
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Fairytales for Grownups - The King and the Corpse
Nov
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YADA YADA K: Improvised Comedy in Camden
See entire What's On Guide

Camden blogs



Things to do in Camden

Camden Market

Camden Market Camden High Street, Buck Street NW1 8NH

Regents Park

NW1 5HA

London Zoo

Regent's Park NW1 4RY

The Roundhouse Camden

Farm Road, Camden NW1 8EH


Regions in Camden

Belsize Park
Located in the London Borough of Camden, Belsize Park is just over three miles from Charing Cross in the North West of London. Belsize Park is hugely fashionable and property prices in the area are si...

Bloomsbury
Located in Central London, Bloomsbury is recognised mainly as a residential area, although there are plenty of academic buildings that attract visitors namely the University of London headquarters and...

Camden
Camden is shaking its scruffy image in favour of becoming a tourist haven, particularly at weekends when elbow room is scarce around Camden Lock and the market. The colourful shops selling tacky souve...

Covent Garden
Arguably, Covent Garden is one of the most famous areas in London, lying in Central London and straddling the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden. Covent Garden’s popularity is fuelle...

Cricklewood
Originally, part of the Borough of Hendon, Cricklewood is now part of the London Borough of Brent, with a small part located in Camden. Although a settlement existed on what is now Cricklewood Roa...

Hampstead & West Hampstead
Located in the London Borough of Camden, Hampstead is approximately four miles north west of the centre of London and has been home to famous names past and present such as Lord Byron, Sigmund Freud, ...

Highgate
The district of Highgate is spilt across several different boroughs; Camden, Islington and Haringey, which makes it a diverse and unusual suburb of North London. Highgate is particularly popular with ...

Holborn
Meaning the ‘stream in the hollow’, Holborn is named after the River Fleet that originally flowed through the area. Modern day Holborn is split across Camden, City of London, and the City of Westminst...

Kentish Town
It is believed that Kentish Town became a residential area within London during the reign of King John in 1208. During this reign, Kentish Town was a busy hamlet with plenty of farming activity and li...

Kilburn
Bordering the Boroughs of Camden and Brent, the name Kilburn means ‘church by the stream’ and has become an influential region in North West London. The Roman Empire created one of the main roads pass...

King's Cross
Modern day Kings Cross is better renowned as being a train station than a region of London. Kings Cross actually refers to the station and to the surrounding area of inner city London. This region is ...

Primrose Hill
Situated to the north of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill is a popular and fashionable region of northern London, offering panoramic views of the surrounding neighbourhoods. The name Primrose Hill derives...

Regents Park
This royal park is one of London’s most loved, with its ornamental gardens, fountains, the London Zoo and the enchanting Open Air Theatre. The area surrounding the park is characterized by vast, highl...

Steeles Village
Steeles Village is a recent addition to London’s “villages”. The rebranded area refers to the lower part of Haverstock Hill, near Chalk Farm tube station, and takes its name from Steeles Road. Its sta...

Seven Dials
Although the rebranding of Seven Dials as a shopping destination happened very recently, the name in fact dates back to the 18th century. MP Thomas Neale wanted to attract wealthy residents to the are...


Neighbouring Boroughs

City of Westminster
Famous for being the seat of Government around parliament square and Whitehall, but also for its other cultural sites; Buckingham Palace, St James', Trafalgar Square and the Tate Britain amonst others...

Barnet
Lying on the outer edge of north London, Barnet is the second largest of London's boroughs and has a relatively diverse population and landscape. To the north it benefits from large swathes of country...

City of London
Not just a borough but a City in it's own right, this is the Small but perfectly formed economic powerhouse of London, UK and Europe. Residential housing is sparce as offices and retail outlets domina...

Brent
Not one of the greenest of London's boroughs but ironically known largely for a small patch of green turf in Wembley; the new stadium with its iconic arch lie at the cultural heart of the area. The ne...

Haringey
Haringey lies in the middle teir of London geographically between inner and outer London towards the north. It is extremely ethnically diverse with an estimated 193 languages spoken there and over 35%...

Islington
Geographically compact according to one report, small in everyone else's language, Islington is home to approx 200,000 people. A borough of marked contrasts - very wealthy and very deprived live in ne...

Boroughs Map

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