Neighbourhood Guide: Camden

Anyone planning a trip to London, or thinking of relocating to the country’s capital, should definitely consider visiting Camden. As one of the city’s most culturally diverse locations, Camden Town is home to people of all different nationalities, cultures and languages – all bringing something different and unique to the area.

Camden is one of London’s most vibrant districts and we highly recommend that you make time to explore the neighbourhood during your stay at one of our hotels in Lancaster Gate. Read on for our essential neighbourhood guide.

Location

Located north of the Thames, Camden Town boarders Kings Cross and Hampstead. The town’s central location puts you in easy reach of many other popular areas of London. Convenient transport links mean that you’re only a quick journey away from a host of London’s most famous attractions. King’s Cross Station is just a 15 minute ride away. If you jump on the Tube at Camden Town station, you can easily travel to places like London Zoo, Regents Park, The British Library and back to any of our hotels in Lancaster Gate.

Shopping

Camden Town is famous for its huge range of shops, markets and stalls that sell everything from boutique clothes and records, to hand-crafted goods. If you’re looking for a souvenir to remember your trip, the many stalls selling trinkets and goodies are a treasure trove of unusual items. For those who love vintage goods Camden Market is a breath of fresh air. The vintage clothes collection rivals any in London, with unusual pieces across a range of styles. Hand-made jewellery, classic watches and authentic Indian homeware can all be found dotted throughout the market so bring your nose for a bargain and comfortable shoes!

Food

As one of London’s most culturally diverse districts, Camden Town is home to some of the best restaurants and food vendors around. Whether you want a classic American-style burger or a traditional Jamaican lunch, you will find something to sate your taste buds. Camden is home to both high-end restaurants and wholesome street food trucks, all serving up tasty international dishes every day. People from all over London travel to Camden to taste its delicious selection of food, so you’ll never struggle to find something to get your mouth watering.

Entertainment

Camden is one of London’s entertainment hotspots, with a vibrant music scene that has seen the rise of many talented stars. Its arts community is responsible for a regular supply of compelling works and creative performances. If you are looking to enjoy a night of music, venture to one of Camden’s many lively pubs and clubs. They regularly host some of London’s best underground artists. It’s impossible not to appreciate the town’s artistic culture as you stroll down the streets and see local performers dancing, singing and entertaining crowds. The nightlife in Camden is famous throughout London, with thousands of people venturing out from other boroughs to spend the night in the neighbourhood’s lively watering holes.

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