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Camden Area Guide

Introduction to
Camden, London

Camden, North London area guide by Goldschmidt and Howland. Enjoy your walk in Rembrandt Gardens, Warwick Avenue Gardens, after Regent’s Canal Tour Jason’s Trip between Little Venice - Camden Lock and Puppet Barge show.


One of the cultural melting pots of the capital, Camden is a hive of bustling market stalls and trendy hangouts. The fourth most visited tourist attraction in the UK, this energetic area of London is more than just rabbit warrens of market stalls and street food. With an abundance of places of interest and local history, it is the perfect mix of a busy shopping destination, with bountiful food and drink locations and pretty residential streets and mewses.

Transport in Camden

Camden Tube Station is serviced by the Northern Line and is situated within Zone 2. Camden Road is on the Overground with regular trains to Stratford. Camden is well served by commuter bus routes including six 24-hour buses the 27,88,134,214, C2 and the No24 (London’s oldest bus route, unchanged since 1912!)

Property in Camden

With elegant Georgian houses and smaller Victorian terraces, the Camden area is attractive to professionals (particularly within the creative industries). Albert Street and Arlington Road are favourable locations with immaculate four-storey Georgian properties with private gardens and of course excellent transport links. There are some notable new developments appearing on the Camden landscape, providing exquisite homes for discerning purchasers. 

Council Tax Bands for Camden

Council Tax Annual Rates for the London Borough of Camden 2021/2022

A £1,146.31
B £1,337.37
C £1,528.41
D £1,719.47
E £2,101.57
F £2,483.68
G £2,865.78
H £3,438.94

(Source London Borough of Camden)

And now for a bit of History on Camden

Camden Town stands on the land that once formed the manor of Kentish Town, with the railways and canals emerging in 1820 the area transformed and welcomed industries such as piano manufacturers, gin distilleries and wine merchants. The introduction of these businesses meant a boom in the need for residences within the immediate area, along with public houses, theatres and cinemas and an accumulation of different cultures and backgrounds which led to the modern day Camden that is so well known and loved.

Business partners, Dr Bill Fulford and Peter Wheeler founded the original Camden Market in 1972 at the location of an old timber yard and was London’s first craft and antique markets which now attracts over 28 million people a year and is still a go-to place for unique artisan creativity and trading.