Camden Town came into its own existence in the 1790’s. Till then, the area was covered by vast barren lands and fields, especially those to the north of Tottenham Court. The Fleet River which today is non-existent used to flow through the green fields. Along with farms and green fields, there were only two inns namely, “Mother’s Cap” (today known as “World’s End”) and “Southampton” (now known as “Edwards”).
The establishment of the city is generally attributed to Charles Pratt, who was the 1st Earl of Camden. He was one among the wealthy individuals that settled in the city and so took part in the development of the town. He initially laid the foundation of developing the area that is situated on the east side of Camden High Street. His contribution is so immense that there is a street marked in his name, located in Camden Town.
But the arrival of canals and railways changed the whole scenario and transformed the town into what it is today. The Grand Union Canal was completed in 1820, while the Euston Terminus was finished in 1837.