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London borough of Camden » City Info

The London Borough of Camden is one of the twelve boroughs of inner London, England. The southern tip of Camden forms a small section of Central London. There are about 31 districts in Camden of which the most famous one is the free-spirited area of Camden Town.

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Following is a list of the districts in Camden ( Wikipedia )

Agar TownHolborn
Belsize ParkKentish Town
BloomsburyKilburn
BrondesburyKing's Cross Central
Camden TownKings Cross
Chalk FarmPeckwater estate
Covent GardenPrimrose Hill
CricklewoodRegent's Park Estate
Dartmouth ParkSaffron Hill
FitzroviaSt Pancras
Fortune GreenSomers Town
FrognalSouth Hampstead
Gospel OakSwiss Cottage
HampsteadTufnell Park
West HampsteadWest End of London

Camden Town ( Wikipedia )

Situated on the northern side of the 'City of London'; Camden Town is the cultural and entertainment hub of the larger 'London Borough of Camden'. It is known mostly for a number of open-air markets and its strong affiliation with alternative culture such as Retro, Funk, Punk and Goth. Tourists who visit London come especially to Camden Town to imbibe the free-spirited atmosphere and unique, fascinating lifestyle of the local people.

Other than the vibrant open-air markets, Camden Town is also known for its great selection of restaurants, pubs, music venues and shopping areas. With premier sights such as Camden Lock, The Regent's Canal, The Jewish Museum, London Zoo and the The Camden Catacombs, Camden Town is one of London's most popular attractions. Nobody actually refers to Camden Town by its full name, but just as Camden. However, this should not be confused with the London Borough of Camden, as Camden Town is part of the Borough of Camden and not the whole of it.

Travelling to Camden is comfortable as it is easily accessible by bus, train & underground. The Camden Town Underground Station is very near to all markets and tourist attractions. For more comfort, you can hire the black taxis and minicabs licensed to ply on London's roads.

  

Travelling in Camden ( Visit Site )

One can roam around Camden using various means of public or private transport. If you prefer public transport to go anywhere in Camden, then you can use the facilities provided by Transport for London. Tube, train, DLR, bus, you name it, travelling by TfL is the easiest way to get around Camden!

Hiring a private car in London can turn out to be a nightmare if your trip is not properly planned. Roads in London are congested and parking can be difficult at times. According to government rules, private vehicles are supposed to pay congestion charges in some parts of London, including areas in the Borough of Camden. Thankfully, there is no congestion charge in Camden Town.

If you prefer rail travel, then there are a number of rail and tube lines from King's Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations that will take you straight through to Camden. Heathrow and Gatwick airports also have direct rail links to Camden.

When you arrive in London via Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton airport, Camden can be easily reached by rail, bus or underground networks.

Walking in Camden

Another way of sustaining the environment is by exploring Camden on your own two feet. Camden's Green Transport Strategy encourages walking as a healthy and smart alternative to commuting choices in Camden. For this, the Camden Council has carried out various plans such as improved pavements, clean streets, better facilities for the disabled, green men and zebra crossings, seating and pedestrian signage and road safety projects for children and elderly people.

Cycling in Camden

Cycling in Camden can be quite fun as well as contributing towards sustaining the environment. The Camden Cyclists website provides information on how to hire a bike, cycling paths in Camden, bike maintenance, advice for new cyclists, cycle shops, cycle training and ongoing events. For more information, Visit Camden Cyclists.