Camden forms part of the Barnet and Camden London Assembly constituency, represented by Andrew Dismore of the Labour Party

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The area is in the northern part of the city, reaching from Holborn and Bloomsbury in the south to Hampstead Heath in the north. Neighbouring areas are the City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Brent to the west, Barnet and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east. It covers all or part of the N1, N6, N7, N19, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, EC1, WC1, WC2, W1 and W9 postcode areas. It contains parts of central London.

Camden has always been a hub for London's live music scene, with legendary venues that have launched many big names. Check out Koko, the Underworld and Electric Ballroom to catch the latest bands. You can also see top jazz and blues performances at the Jazz Café or Blues Kitchen.

There are 162 English Heritage blue plaques in the borough of Camden representing the many diverse personalities that have lived there.[7]

Camden Sentido is our 2016 arts and engagement programme about our senses partnered with Camden Market.

To celebrate the pizza joint’s arrival in our North Yard, we asked head bar girl, Ishbel Murdoch for the recipes – and shot them (cue ridiculous props inspired by the names and origin of each drink) in the new Camden Market restaurant.

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The Torrington Place / Tavistock Place route consultation is open until 21 October

A look back at our highlights of the Camden50 celebrations / the 50th anniversary of Camden the Borough, 2015.

If you’re looking for something a little more active, take the kids down to the Pirate Castle, where the whole family can enjoy a range of water-based activities. And there's always ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, which is great fun for kids and adults alike. From here, explore the area along the picturesque Regent's Canal. Trendy Primrose Hill is also well worth a visit for the spectacular city views from its top.

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Prepare to reconsider your self-appointed title of ‘Biggest Burger Buff’ because you’re a novice until you’ve experienced the bun-and-patty-based fare Camden Market has to offer – fact.

Camden has a labyrinth of open-air markets and other stores that will keep even the keenest shoppers busy, such as:

London Overground's North London Line services run through the borough serving Camden Road, Kentish Town West, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Heath, Finchley Road & Frognal and West Hampstead. London Overground also operates the Watford DC Line services from Euston serving South Hampstead, trains continue to Watford in Hertfordshire.

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After World War II, further suburban public housing was built to rehouse the many Londoners made homeless in the Blitz, and there was an exodus from London towards the new towns under the Abercrombie Plan for London (1944). As industry declined during the 1970s the population continued to decline, falling to 161,100 at the start of the 1980s. It has now begun to rise again with new housing developments on brownfield sites and the release of railway and gas work lands around Kings Cross.

You'll find food from around the globe at Camden's many eateries and street vendors. If you’re planning to catch a performance, the Roundhouse has a great pre-theatre menu. Check out Italian treats at Trufflesecco, Masala Zone’s delicious Indian dishes or pan-Asian cuisine at Gilgamesh, where you can stay on to enjoy the trendy bar and club.

Go grab a burger, check it out and have a listen.

East London’s best-loved slice merchant has officially joined the Camden Market family. The first Voodoo Ray’s, a late night, laid-back pizza and cocktail joint, was born when co-owner, Dan Beaumont (also a serious DJ and founder of Dalston Superstore) realised there was nowhere good in London serving decent pizza after hours. So he made it happen – three times now, in fact – and named it after a 1988 acid house track, obvs.

During 2006/2007 the ward of King's Cross had the most malicious calls, with over 40 against a total for the borough of 161.

Let us introduce you to the artists: they’re called Walls on Walls and they’re a two-part artistic duo made up of print designer Laurie Nouchka and composer Tullis Rennie. Together they turn bricks and mortar into audio-visual art. For the uninitiated that’s an abstract feature wall linked to a sound piece you can listen to online.

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Landlords who rent out shared housing in Camden must now have a licence

The London Borough of Camden is the local education authority for the borough, organised through the Children, Schools and Families directorate.

The directorates are headed by a director who report directly to the Chief Executive. Each directorate is divided into a number of divisions headed by an assistant director. They in turn are divided into groups which are themselves divided into services. This is a similar model to most local government in London.

The organisation's staff are led by the Chief Executive who is currently Mike Cooke. The organisation is divided into five directorates:

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The 2001 census gave Camden a population of 198,000, an undercount that was later revised to 202,600.[8] The projected 2006 figure is 227,500.


Camden restaurant, bar and nightspot Shaka Zulu serves South African cuisine and entertains guests throughout the evening with live music and dance.

There is plenty of accommodation in and around Camden. The Smart Camden Inn is good budget options, while the Melia White House, the Pullman London St Pancras and the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel are also nearby.

Camden is a place that champions equality and celebrates diversity.

The London Borough of Camden i/ˈkæmdən/ is a borough in north west London, and forms part of Inner London. The southern reaches of Camden form part of central London. The local authority is Camden London Borough Council.[3]

Three of London's busiest railway stations are in the borough, namely Euston, King's Cross, and St. Pancras. Somewhere in the region of 52 million passengers using the three every year.[18][19]

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The borough was created in 1965 from the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, and St Pancras, which had formed part of the County of London.[4] The borough was named after Camden Town, which had gained its name from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden in 1795.[5] The transcribed diaries of William Copeland Astbury, recently made available, describe Camden and the surrounding areas in great detail from 1829–1848.[6]

Since 14 November 2007 when St Pancras International became the new terminus of Eurostar, a major regeneration of the area has occurred with the King's Cross Central development happening behind the station.

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