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, 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
Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Carburton Street, W1W
Located near the transport hub of Euston, and handy for shops and theatres in the West End as well for the City and the New East ... More
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More

Camden Town Entertainment

in or near Camden Town
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
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
The 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

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
Urban Outfitters Camden
London > Shopping > Clothing
211 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1
The Urban Outfitters Camden store, located outside Camden Town tube station, occupies an old cinema that dates back to 1909. This well thought out retail space ... More
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

Camden Town Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Camden Town London?
Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
85 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
40-42 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution and knocked Pizza Express off its perch (as well as, more regrettably, being the final nail in the ... More
The Green Note Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Live music, a monthly poetry night and delicious veggie food.... 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 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
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

Camden Town Nightlife

Camden Town clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
BrewDog Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
113 Bayham Street, Camden Town, Camden Town, London NW1
In an industrial-style space on Camden Town's Bayham Street, BrewDog Camden is a combination of craft beers, gourmet burgers and pizzas from BBC Masterchef winner Tim ... More
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
Simmons Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1
Simmons Camden is an ideal place for after work drinks, a lazy Sunday afternoon or a good old boogie. Expect cocktails in tea pots and an ... More

Camden Town Leisure

Camden Town gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
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

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
Skola - English in London
London > Education > English Language Courses
27 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1
Under 200 per week. Maximum group size 10.... More

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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The Pirate Castle
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gilbeys Wharf Oval Road, 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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