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Formerly London's center of all things punk, Camden Town has evolved into a well-rounded neighborhood, but it hasn't forgotten how to have fun.
Studio / 1 BR
45% Complete
2 Bedrooms
72% Complete
3 Bedrooms
93% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 448 Shops
  • 27 Fitness options
  • 323 Restaurants
  • 29 Grocery stores/markets
  • 9 Banks
  • 127 Nightlife options




Camden Town has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.


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"Sophistication with a little bit of edge" is a good way to sum up Camden Town. Gone are the days when it is characterized only by punk music and grunge. Today it's an exciting place for young adults to live and work and it brings in a diverse group of people. There are bankers, painters, teachers, lawyers, pianists, bakers, and even future rock stars living side by side on these streets. Many of the current residents were once the punks and partiers who aged out but stayed put. Today they have families and young children, so the community is really evolving.

The neighborhood is filled with picturesque houses and plenty of amenities. It has several markets, fashion boutiques, salons, spas, gyms, libraries, cinema, theater, and even specialized learning spaces. Organic supermarkets and parks now ensure that the area is great for families. If you have a sweet tooth, there are a number bakeries and cafes to get your fix.At night the clubs, restaurants, and active street cafes really change the overall feel of the area.

The housing recently went through a major overhaul, so a lot of the apartments are modern and have the newest amenities. This one of the few areas in London where you will find a good mixture of apartments, lofts, and actual homes. In fact, a large majority of the places to live here actually have more than two bedrooms, which is rare thing.

Camden Town also benefits from the areas around it: stores, shops, bars, boutiques, and other amenities are just a short stroll away in almost any direction.

Camden Town is bordered on the north by Chalk Farm, on the east by Barnsbury, on the south by Regent's Park and Kings Cross, and on the west by Primrose Hill.


The City: 3.4 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 6.7 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Southwark: 4.8 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 3.2 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike

Camden Town London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Camden Town LOCAL schools

Brecknock Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
7-11 YEARS
Camden Centre for Learning (CCfL) Special School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
Camden Primary Pupil Referral Unit
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:PRU
School Type:Pupil Referral Unit
Christ Church Bentinck CofE Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
Christ Church School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


Photo Credits: Thanks to @Manuel Martín , @Drunk Photographer , @Loco Steve , @Maxi von Sonnenschein , @Magalie A. , @camdentownlondon, @shamasikander, @simpliesa, @asalui, @binnara_bak, @federicadattoli for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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