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Camden is home to some of the most iconic locations in London, such as the British Museum, Hampstead Heath and the British Library, just to name a few. It’s now an idyllic residential area with lots of greenery, and is a historically diverse area in London. The funky street markets and active music scene in Camden are something that both the locals and tourists look forward to.
Camden includes Highgate, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Kentish Town, Camden Town, Kilburn, Somers Town, St. Pancras, Bloomsbury, and Holborn. To further explore, you can book your Camden car hire with Enjoy Travel.
Overview of Camden
Weather in Camden
Much like the rest of London, Camden experiences a temperate oceanic climate. It sees cold and dry winters between December and February with an average temperature of 45°F (7°C); and warm summers between June and September with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F). It also experiences consistent precipitation throughout the year. Very occasionally, there are extreme weather conditions like thunderstorms and tornadoes.
When to visit Camden
Camden is an exciting place to visit year round as there are always festivals and events happening. Some of the most popular ones are Camden Festival and Camden Fringe.
What is there to do in Camden?
Dive into history & nature
If you consider yourself a history nerd with a penchant for the world of arts, then Camden is the place for you. With places like Sir John Soane’s Museum, British Museum, and the British Library all being in close proximity, boredom is a non-existent concept. If the tranquillity of nature calls to you, places like Hampstead Heath Park and Primrose Hill will embrace you with their lush greenery in the middle of the concrete jungle.
See live music gigs
Joints like the iconic Electric Ballroom, Koko, and the Underworld are the pulsing heart of the sprightly music scene in Camden. They’re like the Holy Grail for up and coming musicians aspiring towards stardom and playing a gig at any of these places is highly coveted.
Eating out in Camden
Camden restaurants & street food
When it involves eating out, Camden stands an entire mile and inch above the rest of London with its huge array of restaurants and street food choices. Dishoom, Grain Store and Caravan at Granary Square are the most popular spots for weekend brunches and weeknight dinners. KERB Street Food markets pop up throughout the week at varied locations within the borough and offer the latest international street food dishes to try on. Primrose Hill is a good spot for family-run restaurants like native Greek establishment Lemonia and South African favourite Shaka Zulu.
If you are looking for some of the most legendary bars in London, pubs like The World's End, BrewDog and the great Dublin Castle is where you’ll find half of London on a Friday night. Or any night, for that matter.
Getting about in Camden
Public transport in Camden
Since Camden is situated right in the centre of London, it has a strong and an easily accessible network of tube stations and bus stops, provided by Transport for London (TfL). The main tube station is Camden Town. If you want to explore other parts of England or the rest of the United Kingdom, you’ll be catching a train from King’s Cross Station, St Pancras Station or Euston Station.
Driving in Camden
It can be faster to use public transport in central London, especially during rush hour. Take note that the Congestion Charge applies to most vehicles which drive into Camden from Monday to Friday (7am to 6pm).