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Camden Town is an inner-city district in North London in the London Borough of Camden. Camden Town is sometimes referred to simply as "Camden", but it should not be confused with the borough. The area is popular with students, including those from overseas. It is also an area with a large congregation of people following alternative subcultures, most notably goth, punk and emo.
The area is home to many media types and there is also a mix of famous local residents who reside in the beautiful old victorian houses in streets such as Albert Street and the near by Primrose Hill area or the new modern apartment developments near the Canal.
Camden Town also has the green spaces with The Regent's Park and London Zoo on its doorstep, and boat trips on The Regent's Canal are available from the Camden Lock. Long known for its music heritage, certain pubs are favorite meeting spots for local musicians. There are many live music venues from various pubs to the famous Jazz Cafe, KoKo,and The Roundhouse arts and concert venue. There is also an Odeon cinema.
With loads of pubs, restaurants and useful and interesting shops, Camden Town it is a great place to stay or visit if you want to feel part of London and not just a tourist. Food varies from the very cheap to some of the best in London
The world famous Camden Market consists of a number of adjoining retail and food markets, and is one of the biggest in Europe of its kind. It hosts hundreds of stalls and small shops selling new and vintage clothes, jewelery, art & ornaments, ideal for some gift shopping. The markets host the most varied global street food vendors in London.
There is also furniture and lots of shoe shops including the original Doc Martens shop and an Aldo outlet shop. Camden also has the usual High St shops such as M&S, Boots, and Sainsburys,and a large Organic shop & cafe.
The Camden Town area is served by three underground stations on the Northern Line - Mornington Crescent, Camden Town & Chalk Farm (Zone 2), and by the London Overground at Camden Road station, as well as by many bus routes (incl. 24, 29,134 from London's West end). The south of Camden Town is about 15 mins walk from St Pancras International railway station (Eurostar),
Due to the markets popularity on weekends, and in order to manage the movement of visitors, Camden Town underground station has limited escalotor service. For example, no down escalator available between 1000 and 1700 on Saturdays and between 1000 and 1300 on Sundays. Access is via a spiral staircase. In addition, on Sundays, the station is exit and interchange only between 1300 and 1700. To access the Northern line use Chalk Farm, Kentish Town or Mornington Crescent tube stations.
A fun, eclectic & vibrant part of London, not to be missed by the young & young at heart!