Camden is a quirky, unconventional borough in North West London that stretches from the edge of the City in the West End up to Hampstead and Highgate. Renowned for its famous areas such as Camden Town and Primrose Hill, this cultural area has a wealth of green space such as Parliament Hill and Regent’s Park, making it popular for walks. Boasting excellent transport links, Camden connects through both branches of the Northern Line and has 17 underground stations in its district.
Camden is famous for its eclectic cultural scene including its live music venues, range of world cuisines and of course, its iconic market. There’s always something to do in this area from exploring local museums to discovering the animal world at London Zoo. Camden also has almost 40 conservation areas to protect its much loved greenery.
Camden was created a borough in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn and St Pancras. The borough devised its name from Camden Town, which gained its name from Charles Pratt who was the 1st Earl of Camden in 1795. There are also 162 English Heritage blue plaques across the borough representing the many diverse personalities that have lived there.