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London Borough of Camden

 

Belsize Park

Belsize Park is a trendy and expensive area with a village like feel in the London Borough of Camden.

Belsize Park has some lovely shops and restaurants.

It is within walking distance of the green areas of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill.

The name Belsize' was adapted from Bel Assis', the French term meaning beautifully situated'.

 

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is in the London Borough of Camden.

Bloomsbury is home to the University of London ' headquarters and also the British Museum ', the world's oldest museum which was founded in 1753.

Bloomsbury is known mainly as a residential area of London .

Charles Dickens, the English novelist lived at various addresses in Bloomsbury .

 

Camden Town

Camden Town is a cosmopolitan area of London .

It is well known for its markets which sell vintage clothes, arts and crafts, antiques, second-hand cd's and much more.

Camden Town attracts plenty of visitors.

Camden Town has plenty of pubs, bars, cafes and clubs.

Dingwalls', a live music venue since 1973, has been host to some of the best artists and bands in the music business.

Camden Lock, which was once T. E. Dingwall's timber yard is a great place from which to take a canal boat trip or just hang out' and sample some great food from one of Camden Locks many eateries.

 

Cantelowes

Cantelowes in the London Borough of Camden is home to one of the best skate-parks in the UK .

 

Covent Garden

Covent Garden , once a fruit and vegetable market is a delightful and fun place to visit.

Covent Garden Piazza' has cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs and a market selling a variety of things from food to antiques.

Covent Garden has a good variety of shops from the quirky' to the designer'.

Covent Garden is the only area of London licensed for Street Entertainers' who are a huge hit with visitors who can enjoy the musicians, jugglers and statue artists.

The Royal Opera House' is in Covent Garden . This is the home of the Royal Ballet' and the Royal Opera'. The building is actually the third built on this site as both the previous theatres were destroyed by fire.

The first ever Punch and Judy' show was staged in Covent Garden .

 

Fitzrovia

Known as the region north of the West End , Fitzrovia was once known for its furniture trade. The well-known craftsman Chippendale' worked from Fitzrovia.

Traditionally the home of the wealthy, Fitzrovia has plenty of lovely townhouses of which some are residential and many are now offices for the media industry.

Fitzrovia has a good selection of restaurants serving Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian and French cuisine.

 

Fortune Green

Fortune Green in the London Borough of Camden is today a quiet residential area.

The Green in Victorian times was a place of gathering and where gypsies camped.

Hampstead Cemetery ' is on Fortune Green Road . The cemetery opened in 1876 and covers 26 acres.

 

Frognal

Frognal, an affluent area in the London Borough of Camden is mainly residential.

Frognal was once home to Sigmund Freud' and his family. Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis The Freud Museum is in the former house of Sigmund Freud. It remained the family home until 1982 when his youngest daughter Anna' died. The house contains his amazing collection of antiques, his study which has been preserved and his library. The house also features his famous psychoanalytic couch of which all his patients used.

 

Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak is an urban area of London .

It is a very multicultural area.

Gospel Oak was once a field of watercress beds.

The name Gospel Oak' derives from an oak tree where parishioners used to gather for an annual gospel reading.

 

Hampstead

Hampstead is a very desirable area in the London Borough of Camden and has some of the most expensive housing to be found anywhere in London .

Hampstead has retained a village like atmosphere and has some lovely traditional pubs.

The beautiful green area of Hampstead Heath' has many historical features, monuments and archaeological sites. Set in 791 acres of heath and woodland many people come here to walk and take picnics.

Kenwood House' a neo-classical villa on top of Hampstead Heath is in a beautiful setting. Many summer concerts are held in the grounds of Kenwood House. Paintings by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Gainsborough are housed at Kenwood.

 

Haverstock

Haverstock in the London Borough of Camden is a multicultural area.

Haverstock has many restaurants and bars. Marine Ices', one of London 's first Italian restaurants is here.

The Roundhouse' in Haverstock is a grade ll listed building and former engine shed that has been renovated into a stylish music venue. Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney and Dizzee Rascal have all appeared on its stage.

 

Highgate

Highgate is spread over three London Boroughs, Camden , Haringey and Islington.

Highgate is an expensive area in London which has retained its village charm.

Highgate Cemetery , a beautiful Victorian cemetery which opened in 1839 is a popular visitor's attraction. Max Wall, the famous comedian and entertainer is buried here.

Highgate is also the home of the independent Highgate School ' which was established in 1565.

 

Holborn

Holborn is a very historical place in London .

Publishing was once the main industry here but today Holborn is home to many law firms.

The Old Curiosity Shop', which was built in 1567 is in Holborn and sells modern art and antiques. It is one of the oldest and most famous shops in the world. It is said the shop was the inspiration behind the classic Charles Dickens novel.

The famous Theatre Royal Drury Lane is in Holborn and has been entertaining the masses since 1663.

 

Kentish Town

Kentish Town was largely rebuilt after World War Two so has a modern feel in parts, but has also retained some of its lovely Victorian properties.

It is mainly residential with its own shops, pubs and restaurants although most people head to nearby Camden Town for nightlife.

Kentish Town has its own City Farm' that has chickens, cows, goats, horses, pigs and sheep. This is an educational farm where entrance is free, but where the farm relies on visitors donations for the upkeep of the animals.

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre' in Kentish Town is above a Victorian pub in Gaisford Street and hosts a variety of live theatre productions.

The HMV Forum' is a live entertainment venue in Kentish Town that was built in 1934 as an art deco cinema. The building is Grade ll listed. Pixies, The Velvet Underground and Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine are just a few of the bands that have played here.

 

Kilburn

Multicultural Kilburn was once the centre of London 's Irish community.

Kilburn has a good selection of shops and plenty of pubs and restaurants.

The Gaumont State Theatre' in Kilburn opened in 1937 and is a grade ll listed former cinema which is now a bingo hall.

The Church of St Augustine ' on Kilburn Park Road is also known as the Cathedral of North London' and has some amazing gothic architecture.

The Tricycle Theatre', a performing arts venue located on Kilburn High Road was founded in 1980 and also has a cinema and art gallery.

 

Kings Cross

Kings Cross , once a very poor area of London has seen a lot of regeneration and now has many new bars, restaurants and pubs.

Kings Cross is well-known for being an important railway hub.

Camley Street Natural Park ', in Kings Cross is a lovely natural environment filled with wildlife right in the centre of Kings Cross. It was created in 1984 and has a visitors centre.

 

Primrose Hill

Leafy Primrose Hill is known for being the home of A-list celebs such as Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, Jude Law and Rhys Ifans.

This affluent area is also home to well- known politicians and bankers.

Primrose Hill has some beautiful Victorian homes.

Designer boutiques, delis, cafes, restaurants and bars can also be found in this trendy area of London .

Primrose Hill' itself boasts fantastic views over London .

 

Regents Park

Regents Park which covers 410 acres was designed by John Nash', a royal architect.

The Queen Marys Gardens ', named after the wife of King George V are stunning rose gardens which have over 400 different varieties.

The Hub' is a community sports centre within Regents Park .

The park also has an Open Air Theatre' that has show's from May to September, a lovely Garden Café', a Boathouse Café' with a waterside terrace from where rowing and pedal boats can be hired, the Cow & Coffee Bean' pub and the Honest Sausage', a lovely organic café.

The park is also home to the world famous London Zoo' which opened in 1828 and has more than 650 animal species.

 

Somers Town

Somers Town is set between Euston and St Pancras stations.

It is home to the British Library' which opened here in 1998.

 

Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is in the London Borough of Camden.

Swiss Cottage is the home of Ye Olde Swiss Cottage Pub' which resembles a Swiss Chalet and dates back to 1804.

Swiss Cottage boasts a state-of-the-art leisure centre with two pools, badminton and squash courts and the centre even has a climbing wall.

Swiss Cottage has seen much regeneration recently.

Swiss Cottage has a regular Farmers Market' selling poultry, dairy, fruit, vegetables, cheese and more.

 

West Hampstead

West Hampstead was once a small farming settlement.

Once called West End Village ' the name was changed to West Hampstead' to avoid confusion with the West End '.

West Hampstead is a mainly residential area that has some lovely Victorian properties.

The area attracts many young professionals and has a good selection of shops, cafes and bars.

The world famous Acol Bridge Club' is here on West End Lane .

 

 

 

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