A once unpopular part of town, Camden’s status in the capital has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 20-30 years, thanks in main to it becoming a cultural hotspot in London. The large industrial warehouses that were once the centre point of the area during the industrial revolution continues to play a key role, albeit a slight difference in today’s world, now home to dozens of highly-sought after converted flats.
Charles Pratt, the 1st Earl of Camden served as the inspiration for many of the period properties that can still be found today, creating a residential district based on the architecture of Kent of that time. Those searching for property for sale in Camden today will find a healthy mix of property stock, including Regency, Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses. Many of which were originally built three stories high to accommodate the middle classes but as the years have progressed these have been divided into separate flats and apartments.
Places such as Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent and Gloucester Crescent are parts of Camden that are always in high demand, along with the converted loft spaces and property for sale located nearby to Camden Lock. Contemporary apartment blocks have also become more commonplace over the past decade as young, single professionals look to secure a property in an area renowned for its vibrant nightlife.
Over 150,000 people a week visit the borough from all over London, UK and the world, which has helped to create a sustainable tourist economy. A multi-million pound regeneration scheme is currently underway that will help modernise some parts of the area to entice even more people to invest.
Three major National Rail stations can be found a short distance away and the quiet escape of Regent’s Canal offers a respite away from the hustle and bustle. From art and culture to lifestyle and recreation, Camden has it all to offer new arrivals coming into the borough.