Camden Area Guide
While Camden has long been known for its vibrant markets, music venues and bohemian culture, it is also proving attractive to young professionals and families who wish to make the most of local parks, excellent schools and fantastic transport links. Camden is also home to some excellent restaurants and pubs. Read on to find out what Camden has to offer you.
Food and Drink
Camden has no shortage of places to eat. The York and Albany is a restaurant owned by Gordon Ramsay, serving classic British dishes. For a taste of Europe, visit Belgo which serves a massive range of Belgian beers and food. You can also explore the hundreds of stalls which serve food in the bustling Camden market. Camden also has a large number of bars and pubs. You can have a drink in The Enterprise while listening to a band, or enjoy the sunshine in the beer garden at the Edinboro Castle. The Hawley Arms is a traditional pub which is often frequented by celebrities.
Camden is very well connected. From Camden Town Underground Station you can access all four branches of the Northern Line running to Bank, Charing Cross, High Barnet and Edgware. You can also access the Overground network running from Stratford to Richmond using the Camden Road station. Two of London’s major railway stations, Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International are around a 20-minute walk from Camden and will allow you to access trains to all parts of the UK and the Eurostar to the Continent. Camden is served by a number of buses, such as the 168 to Old Kent Road, 214 to Moorgate, 24 to Pimlico and the 88 to Clapham Common. If you like to cycle, you can enjoy the cycle paths which run alongside the canal in Camden.
Although Camden is an urban area, it also offers access to large areas of green space. Regent’s Park is just a short walk from Camden Town. The park, which is extremely popular with families, dog walkers and joggers, has a boating lake and rose gardens. Primrose Hill, which is located within Regent’s Park, also offers spectacular views of the London skyline. The canal which runs through Camden also provides a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
State schools in the Borough of Camden can provide supportive teaching environments for children of all ages. Local schools performed better than average in the latest league tables of London schools. Primrose Hill School and Kentish Town Church of England Primary provide a stellar education, while the nearby Eleanor Palmer School has been recognised as one of the best primary schools in the country. When it comes to secondary education, Regent High School and Camden School for Girls both received positive reports following recent Ofsted inspections.
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