Camden Town

Camden Town (/ˈkæmdən/ (listen)), often shortened to Camden, is a district of northwest London, England, 2.5 miles (4.1 km) north of Charing Cross.[2] Historically in Middlesex, it is the administrative centre of the London Borough of Camden, and identified in the London Plan as one of 34 major centres in Greater London.

Camden Town

Camden High Street, near where it becomes Chalk Farm Road (facing towards Chalk Farm)
Camden Town
Location within Greater London
Population24,538 (Camden Town with Primrose Hill and Cantelowes wards, 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ295845
 Charing Cross2.5[2] mi (4.0 km) SSE
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtNW1, NW5
Dialling code020 (London)
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51.541°N 0.1433°W / 51.541; -0.1433

Laid out as a residential district from 1791 and originally part of the manor of Kentish Town and the parish of St Pancras, Camden Town became an important location during the early development of the railways, which reinforced its position on the London canal network. The area's industrial economic base has been replaced by service industries such as retail, tourism and entertainment. The area now hosts street markets and music venues that are strongly associated with alternative culture.[citation needed]