Welcome to Camden
Camden’s creative spirit flows through its historic streets. Jazz, blues, art, culture and couture, combined with the borough’s industrial past, make this an edgy, eclectic and exciting place to live. Camden’s lively nightlife is tempered perfectly by the nearby calming green spaces and gentle hum of the boats that cruise along the canal. Sought-after homes range from appealing studios for first-time buyers in Chalk Farm to grand Georgian terraces and mansions close to Regent’s Park.
Did you know?
Camden’s street art has become so revered, guided walks are available to uncover the hidden gems and discuss the work.
Charles Dickens, Alan Bennett and Sylvia Plath have all lived in Camden, whilst Amy Winehouse’s bronze statue stands as a permanent memorial to the artist.
Once a network of Victorian stables, horse tunnels and even a horse hospital, traders within The Stables are said to still hear mysterious sounds of hooves against the cobbles.
Camden postcodes afford residents an eclectic lifestyle in a creative, edgy and sought-after part of the city. As well as the area’s largest attraction, the Camden Lock markets, the thriving area is renowned for its unique collection of independent businesses, retailers and live music venues.
Always at the cutting edge of London culture, investment in the area over the recent decade has enhanced Camden’s appeal further, with young professionals, media creatives and couples all buying up desirable homes near Primrose Hill. With Primrose Hill School, the Camden School for Girls and Richard Cobden Primary School all achieving the coveted Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ accolade, Camden’s popularity has soared with young families. This, along with its proximity to Regent’s Park, excellent amenities and the appeal of Regent’s Canal and nearby Little Venice, adds to Camden’s unique appeal. Young professionals enjoy easy transport links into central London. Camden Town tube, Mornington Crescent and Chalk Farm provide access to the Northern Line, with links to Euston taking as little as six minutes. Meanwhile, Camden Road Overground connects residents with the wider city.
The best of Camden: things to do
Camden’s dining scene is wide-ranging, spanning the spectrum from street food eats to acclaimed restaurants. Mid-week meals are as easy to come by as small and intimate spaces designed with foodies in mind.
Alexander the Great
One of London’s highly-rated restaurants, Alexander the Great has been creating authentic Greek dishes for Camden residents for two decades. Mediterranean flavours, locally sourced ingredients, and attention to service pair nicely with a sizeable menu and welcoming atmosphere for families.
One Shot Coffee
It’s not uncommon to see queues of cyclists outside One Shot Coffee on a weekend morning. With some of the best coffee in the city available here, tasty home baked treats and delicious brunches like avocado on toast, it’s really not hard to see why.
Foraged ingredients, fine dining and shipping container are not words you’d usually find in one sentence, yet this is the crux of Wildflower. Anything but pretentious, the small and laid-back space allows guests to interact with the whole team and witness their passion for simple, seasonal food.
Independent bars and pubs lead the way in Camden. Unique spaces offer more than just a cocktail or two. Dance classes, bespoke mixology and a hearty Sunday roast are all here, if you pick the right venue.
This Cuban bar has injected more than a little Latin spirit in one of Camden’s historic, Victorian spaces. Old stables have been revamped into a venue that hosts club nights and dance classes. Spot art on the walls from local creators and a taste-test a cocktail menu full of Cuban favourites.
For a rather interesting take on the ‘bring a bottle’ theme, pay a visit to BYOC Camden. Bring your favourite spirit and an expert mixologist will make five bespoke cocktails. The surroundings and speakeasy-style of this hidden bar in Camden Street add to a night’s fun.
This independent pub on Randolph Street is a rare find indeed. Two heated and covered beer gardens allow for year-round al fresco drinking and dining. Craft beers may be on trend, but it’s the 150-strong gin menu that really impresses. The Sunday roasts are hard to turn down, too.
Camden’s live music scene focuses on small venues that have hosted the greats in the English music industry. History and culture run deep in venues that have come a long way since their days as humble repair sheds. In Camden, there’s a chance you’ll catch the next big thing in iconic spaces.
The Jazz Café
For 30 years, musicians have been riffing through the night at the Jazz Café. Part bar, part restaurant, the split-level venue caters just as well to music lovers as it does to those seeking out good food in the city. The tempo turns up a notch on Fridays for weekly club nights.
As one of Camden’s iconic, Grade II-listed buildings, the Roundhouse has a rather eclectic past. This former repair shed now hosts a huge variety of performers and shows across the year. Theatre, music, talks, poetry slams, circus acts and more take to this ever-evolving stage in Chalk Farm.
Split over two floors, the Camden Assembly manages to mingle intimate candlelit nights on the ground floor, with live music and DJ sets on the floor above. It’s a small venue, which makes for a packed dancefloor. Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic venue to catch up-and-coming bands playing to a small crowd.
From idle Sunday mornings spent walking and brunching to a full day of retail therapy among Camden’s market stalls, the neighbourhood has a pace of life to suit your mood. Thought-provoking museums double as community hubs to help new residents get to know each other - and the history and culture of the area.
Camden Lock’s market is steeped in a history to delve into. Since its inception in 1974 the number of stalls has flourished from just 16 to 1,000 - all selling unique items and vintage wares to Camden residents and visitors from across the world. The food stalls alone are enough to keep you coming back day after day.
This London park may be famous for its green space, but when you’ve climbed the hill, picnicked on the slopes and admired the trees, the surrounding area warrants exploring. Independent retailers and cafés pepper the spaces between colourful houses, making this an ideal place to take Sunday brunch and a stroll.
The Jewish Museum
Step behind the doors of a four-storey townhouse in Albert Street to discover the history of Jewish people in Britain. As well as local, guided walks in the Camden area, the museum curates an itinerary of exhibits and events throughout the year.
Property in Camden
Traditionally known for its beautiful period properties set back on wide, tree-lined streets, property in Camden is always in high demand. These days, you’re also likely to find plenty of new build developments, which can have either every luxury you can imagine or be on the more affordable end of the spectrum. Properties close to The Regent’s Park or gracing the streets of Primrose Hill will always go quickly.
Avg. rental price for one-bedroom property
Avg. rental price for two-bedroom property
Avg. rental price for four-bedroom property
Popular with all sorts, from students through to large families, Camden is a lively, diverse neighbourhood in keeping with its cultural roots. Young professionals like the easy transport links into central London- that there’s no shortage of things to do post-work doesn’t hurt either- while families rent for the great schools and nearby outside space. Primrose Hill is a prime neighbourhood for renters, with properties here going incredibly quickly.
Avg. sales price for one-bedroom property
Avg. sales price for two-bedroom property
Avg. sales price for four-bedroom property
Camden’s an excellent choice for both first-time buyers and those looking to put down long-term roots alike- though property here doesn’t come cheap. Homes boasting private outside space will always be high in demand, as will those close by to Primrose Hill or The Regent's Park.
Marsh & Parsons in the Camden community
We don’t just sell and let property in London; we’re Londoners too. Engaging with our local communities is at the heart of Marsh & Parsons’ ethos and we have supported local organisations, schools, charities, businesses and community groups over the years.
Supporting local businesses
We spoke to One Shot Coffee to find out what they love about Camden and Islington’s Gill Wing Gift Shop tell us why it’s one of the best places to live in North London.Find out more