Camden Town is a popular borough of north-west London that is famous for bustling markets and chic boutiques and exciting nightlife. Camden boasts an array of architecturally diverse properties from period Victorian and Georgian terraced houses to the latest 21st century designed houses and apartment blocks. The fantastic amenities that Camden has to offer together with the eclectic mix of property types, many home buyers are attracted to this fashionable exciting and dynamic London borough.
Camden also has some of the best markets in London, with the most famous being Camden Market and Stables Market, the latter centred around Camden Lock. There’s is also a great selection of trendy pubs and restaurants. Another factor that draws people to move to Camden is its proximity to the wonderful, wide open spaces of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.
Over the years, Camden has shaken off its grungy image and has been transformed into a stylish and popular area to live in with plenty to offer families, young professionals, and first-time home buyers.
What’s it like to live in Camden? Our area guide will tell you all you need to know.
5 Interesting facts about Camden
- Camden Market is a top attraction in London with over 280 stalls and 54 shops.
- Charles Dickens used to live in Camden and based some of his characters on local people.
- Other notable residents of Camden Town have been Amy Winehouse, poet Dylan Thomas, Alan Bennett and Dr Jonathan Miller, to name but a few.
- Camden has one of the highest proportions of museums in London, including the British Museum.
- Camden produced the first mass-produced Christmas cards in 1862
Properties in Camden
Camden has a wide array of property styles in some of the most desirable addresses in North London, such as Gloucester Crescent, Regent’s Park Terrace and Albert Street.
For smaller families or young professional couples who are looking for smaller residential properties, many of the large, terraced townhouses have been converted into flats. There have also been many new build properties alongside Regent’s Canal that attract many professionals, especially those working in the City and who enjoy the lifestyle that owning such a property brings.
When it comes to finding a property in Camden, there is something to suit everyone.
Camden Town is one of the best transport hubs in the whole of London. For example, Camden Town underground station is on both branches of the Northern Line and is only a few stops from being in the heart of the City or the West End. Camden rail station provides a link to London’s Overground network. There is also an extensive bus service.
You are also within walking distance of London’s Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations that provides direct rail links to northern England and Scotland as well as the Eurostar service to France and Belgium.
However, if you prefer cycling, then there are great cycle paths along Regent’s Canal that form part of the “North to South Superhighway.”
One of the reasons why many people choose to move to Camden and remain there are the large green spaces and parks that are in Camden. Regent’s Park covers approximately 410 acres and incorporates the world famous London Zoo. The canal towpath running through Camden allows joggers, cyclists and those wanting a relaxing stroll to reach Little Venice and Maida Vale to the West and Islington, Shoreditch and Hackney to the East.
Also, Camden borders with the wonderful Hampstead Heath where you will find, amongst the vast acreage, forest walks, swimming ponds, running tracks, and breath-taking views over the City of London.
What’s to do in Camden?
There is never a shortage of things to do in Camden. There is an amazing variety of eating establishments, bars, markets, theatres, and clubs. There is a cinema, galleries, a choice of gyms, and famous parks. The list goes on!
Apart from the choice of exotic street food that is on offer at Camden markets, there are plenty of chic and trendy restaurants. Neighbouring Primrose Hill offers a great choice of renowned eateries from pavement cafes to fine dining.
Pubs and bars
There is a wide selection of pubs and bars on Camden High Street and Parkway and some local secrets that are to be found on some of Camden’s side streets and in Primrose Hill.
If you are looking to take in a top London show then you don’t have to travel far to reach the West End. There are also a number theatres in Camden that offer productions to suit everyone’s taste. Amongst them, The Hampstead Theatre, The Shaw Theatre, Etcetera Theatre and, of course, the most famous of all, The Roundhouse.
Families living in Camden have a choice of well-performing state primary and secondary schools as well as private schools. Most of the schools in Camden perform better than average when compared to other London schools and is the reason Camden schools are some of the most sought-after in the country.
Camden Estate Agent
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent, or lease a property in Camden or its surrounding area, then there is only one place to go! Contact our Camden estate agency, prominently located on Parkway where we have been since 1984. Our professional and experienced team of estate agents has extensive knowledge of Camden, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and the surrounding areas and provide a bespoke property service to help you sell, let and find your ideal property.