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Often associated with alternative culture, Camden Town is most known for its bustling markets, however the music venues, bars and pubs are all popular destinations for visitors to the capital and Londoners from across the city.

Although typecast as attracting bohemians, young professionals, including city workers and, not surprisingly, art and creative types, are a common resident of Camden, possibly down to the excellent transport links of the Northern line and the area’s lively energy.

Camden Town’s social side is what draws many people to the area, with a melting pot of bars, restaurants and performance venues concentrated in NW1. If you’d like to know more about what Camden Town has to offer, don’t hesitate to call the office, as our staff are regularly in the area sampling the delights or catching a live gig. Worthy of a mention are the Jazz Café, the Roundhouse, Ian Pengelley’s 200-cover Gilgamesh restaurant and bar, gourmet burger outlet Haché and the historic World’s End pub.

Adding to the individual nature of Camden Town, there is a vast mix of property types in the area, including Victorian and Georgian terraces, low rise council blocks and larger Victorian houses. There are also stylish, contemporary new build apartments available in Camden, such as the Belvard Point and XY residential developments, so there are plenty of options for buying your new London property in Camden.

Regent’s Canal, which passes from Camden, Angel and through East London, is a great stroll to enjoy by walking along the towpath, or jumping on the London Waterbus Co.’s cool red water buses which will take you all the way to Little Venice, or drop you off mid-way at ZSL London Zoo! The zoo is a phenomenal destination for a slow Sunday that you want to do something different outdoors, and it sits between Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, both lush green spaces. From the top of the latter you can also bask at stunning views of London’s skyline (and grab a photo or two along the way).

It’s hard to imagine Camden town as a centre for farming and industry but the NW1 neighbourhood was originally a hamlet comprising of fields belonging to the 1st Earl of Camden and the neighbouring Lord Southampton. The development of a residential district started in 1791, when a street plan designed to mimic that of leafy Chislehurst in Kent was implemented specifically to attract the middle classes. However, it wasn’t until the opening of the Regent’s Canal in 1820 and the London & Birmingham Railway in 1837 that Camden Town really cemented its status as an area of note.

The main tube station, Camden Town, is on both branches of the Northern line, one of the busiest underground lines, in travelcard zone 2. The Northern line travels from Edgware and High Barnet in the north of London, down to Morden, the southernmost station.

Residents of Camden can benefit from a quick underground service to major central locations such as King’s Cross St Pancras, London Bridge, Old Street, Leicester Square, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Euston, although, as the walk to Euston and King’s Cross is only around 20 minutes, this may be a preferred method to avoid the peak commuter times.

Camden Road station offers London Overground services on the North London line from Stratford to Richmond. There is also a number of bus links operating from Camden to destinations across the capital.

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