What's it like to live in Camden

16 Sep 2019
Published in London
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Fancy a move to London but don't know where to live? Then read our handy guides on all the London boroughs to find out everything you need to know

 

The London borough of Camden

Camden is a iconic borough of London,a cultural mecca, home to Camden Town, the British Museum, Highgate Cemetery, Primrose Hill, London Zoo, London Astoria, Camden Arts Centre, Regents Park and Hampstead Heath. It is locate din north-west London inbetween Islington and the City of Westminster. It is home to 162 English Heritage blue plaques to represent the many influential people that have lived in the borough.

There are 17 different electoral wards in Camden borough these are;

  • Belsize - Located in Zone 2 Belsize is a very bohemian part of Camden, sharing a border with Camden Town and Primrose Hill. It has a village feel despite being in Central London
  • Bloomsbury - An area made famous from the Bloomsbury set of leading writers that included Virginia Woolf amongst many others. Home to the British Museum and other iconic institutions such as RADA, Birkbeck College and the University of London Library 
  • Camden Town with Primrose Hill - Camden Town needs to introduction, the home of London's counter culture. Camden offers a rich night life with many iconic music venues; Koko, Brewdog, and The Roundhouse. There is also the Camden street markets which is a world famous tourist attraction. 
  • Cantelowes - Is situated just off Camden High Street and forms part of Camden Town, home to many pubs and shops.
  • Fortune Green -  Slightly quieter area of Camden as the name suggests it is a green leafy area with lots of little independent shops and cafes.
  • Frognal and Fitzjohns -  An affluent area in close proximity to Hampstead and Finchley road.
  • Gospel Oak  - In the NW5 area it is located by the southern area of Hampstead Heath famous for iconic Victorian and Edwardian properties. 
  • Hampstead Town - Home to Hampstead Heath, 790 acres of woodland and meadows. This is an iconic part of London, home to many celebrities, Freud Museum, Keats House and Kenwood House.
  • Haverstock - Located in NW3 served by Chalk Farm tube station near Kentish town and in close proximity to Camden Market.
  • Highgate - Home to Highate Cemetery and one of the most expensive places to live in London due to its village feel, large properties and surrounding woodlands.
  • Holborn and Covent Garden - A very popular tourist destination, home to Covent Garden shopping area, the West End theatres, and many top London restaurants, this really is the heart of London.
  • Kentish Town - Situated just North of Camden Town this place still has the high energy Camden feel with lots of pubs and live music venues.
  • Kilburn - A very affluent area that has Maida Vale and Hampstead as neighbours. Once known as the Music Mile due to its many many music venues and pubs.
  • King's Cross - Situated in between Camden and Fitzrovia and in close proximity to Regent's Park. This place is quickly becoming a very affluent highly sort after area due to lots of urban regeneration projects. 
  • Regent's Park - Home to one of London's iconic parks, Regent's Park, once one of Henry VIII hunting grounds. It is also home to London Zoo. An affluent area with lots of green space, boating lake, open air theatre and formal gardens. 
  • St Pancras and Somers Town - Mostly a residential area with plenty of street markets and annual art festivals.
  • Swiss Cottage and West Hampstead - A very affluent and historic area of Camden situated very near to Primrose Hill. This place is full of lovely little boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

Quirky Facts about Camden 

  • Camden is home to the deepest station on the London Underground. Hampstead tube station goes down 192 feet below ground level.
  • Camden has the seventh largest economy in the UK.
  • Camden Market attracts 100,000 visitors every weekend.
  • Home to the Camden Catacombs, a system of underground passages running underneath the Market no longer open to the public due to dangers of flooding.

 

Transport in Camden

Camden is very well connected in terms of transport. You won't need a car if you live here. Camden is served by the three major stations of Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross which go up north and as far as The Netherlands.

Railway Stations

  • Euston
  • St Pancras
  • Kings Cross
  • Camden Road
  • Kentish Town West
  • Gospel Oak
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Finchley Road & Frognal
  • West Hampstead

Underground Stations

Camden is on the Circle, Central, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines.

  • Euston
  • Euston Square
  • Warren Street
  • Goodge Street
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Holborn
  • Russell Square
  • Chancery Lane
  • Mornington Crescent
  • Camden Town
  • Chalk Farm
  • Belsize Park
  • Hampstead
  • West Hampstead
  • Finchley Road
  • Swiss Cottage
  • Kentish Town

Here's the statistical bit

The property prices in Camden exceed the average house prices found in London.  Some parts are the most expensive and exclusive areas of London. Detached homes in Camden come with a price tag or over £2.2M  and a semi-detached home will cost you about £650,000. On average a terraced home will set you back at least £95000,000 and the average price of a flat is £520,000+

Properties for rent in Camden

If you would like to search for properties to rent in Camden you can use our free and easy to use search engine, simply enter a postcode or type in an area. If you're still not sure of where to live you can fill out our free questionaire which will do the searching for you.

Properties for sale in Camden

If you're lucky enough to be able to search for properties for sale in Camden you can use our free and easy to use search engine, simply enter a postcode or type in an area. If you're still not sure of where to live you can fill out our free questionaire which will do the searching for you.

 

 

 

 

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