About Camden

Music and drinking might be the first things that come to mind when thinking of Camden Town, but there’s so much more to discover in this much sought after NW1 postcode. Situated in the London Borough of Camden, it stretches as far as Euston, Regent’s Park, Baker Street, Somers Town and parts of Primrose Hill and Lisson Grove. Lovely Georgian and early Victorian houses are blended in with low rise blocks of flats near Camden Road station, and Edwardian townhouses on Gloucester Avenue, not forgetting the modernist Murray Mews - a terrace of three houses designed by Norman Foster.

From The Roundhouse to the Jazz Cafe, to the Electric Ballroom and Koko, Camden has always been a hub for music and nightlife. However, it’s just as well known for its markets, a major tourist attraction, and famous for its street food and stalls selling everything from fashion and books, to antiques and more bizarre items. Its close proximity to Regent's Park makes it the first port of call for joggers, young families and dogwalkers, while the amazing views from the top of Primrose Hill are not to be missed, and neither is a visit to London Zoo.

Camden Highlights

The pubs. Year-round, you’re spoilt for choice for places to soak up the sun in a chilled beer garden, or glass of mulled wine in a cosy, traditional pub come the winter months. Special mentions go to the outdoor terrace at The Lock Tavern, as well as the Edinboro Castle with its huge beer garden; the Colonel Fawcett, famous for its hundreds of types of gin; or for a North London landmark, The World’s End opposite Camden Town Station.




Camden Town Underground Station is Zone 2 near the markets and other attractions. It is a key interchange station for the Bank and Charing Cross branches of the southbound Northern Line, and the Edgware and High Barnet branches of the northbound Northern Line. Alternative stations within walking distance are Mornington Crescent, Chalk Farm, and Kentish Town, all in Zone 2.


Camden Road is a London Overground Station in Zone 2. It is on the line from Richmond in the west to Stratford in the East.

The nearest National Rail station is Kentish Town on the Thameslink route on the Midland Main Line. St Pancras and Euston terminals are both within 20 minutes' walk of Camden Town.


Camden is well served by London Buses routes including six 24-hour buses: 27, 88, 134, 214, C2 and also the No 24, which runs from Hampstead to Pimlico and is London’s oldest bus route, unaltered since 1912.

Other London Buses include: 29, 31, 46, 168, 253, 274; and night buses: N5, N20, N27, N28, N29, N31, N253 and N279.




Richard Cobden Primary School
Our Lady Roman Catholic Primary School
St Michael’s Church of England Primary School
The Cavendish School


Regent High School
The Camden School for Girls

Did you know?

Singer Amy Winehouse lived in Camden Town, first on Prowse Place, and was dubbed "The Queen of Camden". A bronze statue of her was placed in Stables Market on what would have been her 31st birthday, September 14, 2014.