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London Borough of Camden

The London Borough of Camden is the inner borough of London, England. The borough was formed in 1965 by combining the former metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, and St. Pancras. The borough extends about 8km (5 miles) from below High Holborn to the northern heights of Hampstead Heath.

The Lincoln's Inn Fields is located to the south of the borough. The northern part of the borough includes areas of Kentish Town, Hampstead and Hampstead Heath. City of London and City of Westminister are to the south, Brent to the west, Barnet and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east. The borough contains several parks and open spaces.

Camden Town

Camden Town is situated on flat ground at 100 feet (30m) above sea level, 2.5miles (4.0km) northwest of Charing Cross. Hills of Hampstead and Highgate and on the north side of Camden Town. The Regent's Canal is on the north side of Camden Town. The subterranean River Fleet flows from its source on Hampstead Heath through Camden Town.


London experiences a temperate nautical climate throughout the year with no extreme changes in the temperature. Summers are generally warm, sometimes hot. London's average July high is 23.5°C (74.3°F). Winters are cool but not freezing. Heavy snowfall is very rare, but London experiences snowfall once a winter. In winters it can get cold as 2°C (35.6°F) to 8°C (46.4°F). Spring and autumn are pleasant seasons with mild sunlight and cool evenings.