London area of NW1 guide
What to do and where to stay in London's NW1 neighbourhood
NW1 is the home of the trendy Camden Town, widely regard as London's premier alternative hotspot for indie kids and thrill seekers. The town is located on the London canal network and its industrial heritage has made way for retail, tourism and entertainment, including a number of internationally renowned markets and music venues, ensuring that the region is strongly associated with alternative culture. The Roundhouse, KOKO and the Electric Ballroom, three of London's most popular live music venues, can all be found in the area and, continuing the alternative music theme, the area was once home to The Smiths' front man Morrissey and modern British hip-hop group N-Dubz. Every year in spring The Camden Crawl, a weekend live music event, gets the London festival season off to a flying start, while in August comedy lovers flock to NW1 for the annual Camden Fringe festival.
See our recommended nearby NW1 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.
The best shops and markets in or near London's NW1
London Beatles Store
231 Baker Street, NW1, London NW1
Beatlemania strikes at London's first and only Beatles shop. The small store on Baker Street - an area more usually associated with sleuth detective Sherlock Holmes ...
Cafes and Delis
The Broadwalk, near London Zoo, Regent's Park, NW1, London NW1
Ethically sourced, organic produce is the big selling point of this friendly cafe located in glorious Regent's Park. Sausages and bacon are their speciality with homemade ...
The best pubs in or near London NW1.
Swan & Edgar
43 Linhope Street, NW1, London NW1
Literary lovers will feel very much at home at the Swan & Edgar, Marylebone's boozer with a bookish theme. Not only is the bar made up ...
NW1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near NW1.