Camden Town

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Camden Town map
Address:
Camden Town, CamdenNW1
Time required:
A typical visit to Camden Town lasts 2 hours (approx)

Getting to Camden Town

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Camden Town NRN, Mornington Crescent NRN
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Camden Town is named after the 1st Earl Camden, who married into the landowner’s family in 1749. He heartily encouraged developers to build residential homes, but they didn’t take off until the early 19th-century.

In 1816 the Regent’s Canal was dug to link the Thames to the Grand Junction Canal, which headed off to Paddington, and this attracted industrial firms and factories. Euston Station was opened a little while after, and by the middle of the 1800s Camden Town was full of houses – just like the Earl wanted.

Camden Town Market

Camden’s markets are on a par with Notting Hill’s Portobello Road, and attract over 10 million visitors a year. They spread out between Chalk Farm Road and Camden High Street, taking in Camden Lock along the way.

Try and go on Sunday if you can, as all the individual markets will be open. They are great for jewellery, clothes, and art and crafts.

 
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