London area of Camden Town guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Camden Town neighbourhood

Camden is the centre of the capital's underground music scene with a plethora of seductively scuzzy venues, where thrashing guitars play out to extravagantly pierced goths and punks from all over the world. It was in Camden that Britpop emerged and it continues to nurture new bands and new musical styles. Camden Market is actually a string of different open-air shopping areas, most of them in the locks along Regent's Canal. Fashion, antiques, music, arts, crafts and bric-a-brac fill a labyrinth of boutiques and stalls, where even local residents sometimes stumble upon whole unexplored areas. The Roundhouse, formerly a Victorian railway building, is establishing itself as one of London’s most innovative arts venues since reopening in 2006. In the south of the neighbourhood lies picturesque Regent's Park with its Zoo and wonderful Open Air Theatre.

See our recommended nearby Camden Town Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Camden Town Hotels

in or near Camden Town
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
30 Jamestown Road, NW1
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
Thistle Euston Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Cardington Street, NW1
Within three minutes' walk of Euston Station, between Regent's Park and the British Museum and close to Kings Cross Station, this modern hotel offers guests a ... More
Studios2Let Apartments North Gower Street
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
192 North Gower Street, NW1
Studios 2 Let Apartments on North Gower Street offer a home away from home in central London's Bloomsbury neighbourhood, the apartments are renowned for their artsy ... More

Camden Town Events

in or near Camden Town
London > Events > Concerts
Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
MC Kris Lawrence Parker performs powerful hip-hop with a political and social bent.... More
Tessitori & Boxwood And Brass
London > Events > Concerts
The Forge Arts Venue, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1
The Keys and Cocktails Classical Concert Series is a new monthly event featuring the best up-and-coming musicians, duos and ensembles on the classical scene. Each concert ... More
Joseph Morpurgo: Work In Progress
London > Events > Comedy
The Invisible Dot, 2 Northdown Street, King's Cross, Camden Town, London N1
Morpurgo brings his own brand of David Lynchian charades to the stage.... More

Camden Town Entertainment

in or near Camden Town
The Forge Arts Venue
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a RIBA ... More
Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
The youngest and funkiest of London's live jazz venues is everything a jazz bar should be - small, friendly and in love with music. The live ... More
The Dublin Castle
London > Entertainment > Live Music
94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Internationally famous music venue and pub offering cheap drinks, dancing and live music from up-and-coming bands. Legendary on the indie scene, the Dublin Castle, thanks to ... More

Camden Town Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Camden Town
Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopened on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a 10 million transformation which brought the collections of the Jewish Museum and the ... More
Painted Earth
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1
As well as housing a renowned ceramic art gallery, Painted Earth offers kids a fantastic opportunity to test their own artistic talents. Supervised by friendly staff ... More
ZSL London Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Regent's Park Outer Circle, Camden Town, London NW1
London Zoo in Regent's Park is one of the world's most famous zoos and home to over 12,000 animals. 'Meet the Animals' shows are held daily, ... More

Camden Town Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Camden Town
London > Shopping > Shoes
221 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1
If you’re heavily into trainers then this is the shop for you with brands like Adidas, Puma, Nike, Reef, New Balance, Reebok and Merrell to drool ... More
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Upper Market Hall, Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1
This Camden Lock Market store offers a complete wardrobe in one small shop from lingerie to a winter coat. Established in 1990, Stella sells a carefully ... More
Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
158a Camden Street, Camden Town, London NW1
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More

Camden Town Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Camden Town London?
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
157 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
Cafe Delancey
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
3 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1
This charming, romantic restaurant tucked away in a quiet corner of North London is ideal for dating. The Swiss-French fusion food is delicious, particularly the more ... More
The Crown & Goose
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
100 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London NW1
Gastropub ... More

Camden Town Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Camden Town.
The Crown & Goose
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
100 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London NW1
Gastropub ... More
The Prince Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
163 Royal College Street, Camden Town, London NW1
A decent gastropub that retains enough of the 'pub' aspect to ensure a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Leather sofas are well worn, despite a recent change of ... More
The Engineer
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Camden Town, London NW1
Popular Primrose Hill gastropub with an excellent draught beer selection and a small but mouth-watering menu drawing on influences all around the world. Beer garden makes ... More

Camden Town Nightlife

Camden Town clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1A Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1
KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad ... More
El Parador
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
245 Eversholt Street, Camden Town, London NW1
The wine spills as the conversation flows. You’d feel like you were drinking in a bar on a steep hillside in Granada, but you’d be hard ... More
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1
Selling loose leaf tea (Chaa) that tastes yummy gave the tea enthusiasts behind Yumchaa, Trinh and Sean, an idea of what to call their unique brand ... More

Camden Town Leisure

Camden Town gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
The New Camden Snooker Club
London > Leisure > Games
16 Delancey Street,NW, Camden Town, London NW1
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Mornington Sports & Fitness Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
142 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London NW1
Public Fitness Club ... More
London > Leisure > Fitness
128 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1
A chain of health and fitness clubs. Excellent gyms stocked with the latest machines as well as a good selection of classes and well trained enthusiastic ... More

Camden Town Education

in or near Camden Town
Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
Camden Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Student Support Team, Camden Education Department, Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, Camden Town, London NW1
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Camden Town Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Camden Town.
ORT House Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
126 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1
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Savant House
London > Business > Venue Hire
63-65 Camden High Street, Camden Town, Camden Town, London NW1
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London > Business > Venue Hire
1a Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1
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