Camden Town District
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Camden Town is an area of North London situated to the north-east of Regent's Park . It started off with a dubious reputation for during the Victorian era it was a well-known slum. These days, however, it is one of London's fashionable hangouts.
The area has always attracted a rather bohemian crowd, being a favourite haunt of artists such as Lucien Freud. Nowadays it is equally popular with pop bands such as Blur and Oasis. And you will no doubt see punks, hippies, goths and all sorts of other colourful characters around.
The area also has a strong Greek influence due to large numbers of Greek-Cypriots who migrated to the area after the Second World War. So there are lots of Greek cafes, restaurants and even a Greek Orthodox church in the area.
However, Camden Town is most famous for the Camden Market which takes place everyday on Chalk Farm Road and which attracts thousands of tourists every week. There are also lots of trendy pubs, clubs and restaurants in the area. And if you want a bit of culture and education, there is an excellent Jewish Museum situated on Albert Street.
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