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.