If you’ve heard of London, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Camden Town. Camden is a small borough in London, and it is often referred to as one of the liveliest, friendliest and multicultural places in London. If you visit you can expect to see amazing street art, talented street performers and lots of quirky shops, but that isn’t all.
Camden is also home to some beautiful parks and fantastic museums. In fact, it has 22 theatres, 36 music venues and a whopping 38 art galleries!
If you’re thinking about visiting Camden and you don’t know where to go, don’t worry. Here are 6 places that make Camden Town so special.
1. Regent Park
Regent Park is a stunning park in Camden Town that boast an impressive 12,000 roses. The beautiful park looks like something straight out of Alice In Wonderland, and as it is free to enter you can spend the whole day exploring and picnic-ing. There is even an Open Air Theatre that you can check out!
2. Lamb’s Conduit Street
Lam’s Conduit Street is one of the most authentic streets in London. While many streets are now fairly commercialised for tourists, this street is like a throwback to an older London. There are lots of quaint shops and cafes, and there is even an old-school tailor that will remind of Victorian London!
3. Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Collection is a wonderful free museum that focused on medicine, art and life. You can check out a range of quirky exhibitions, including ‘Brains’, ‘Skin Lab’ and ‘Death – A Self Portrait’. Interesting stuff!
Even if you don’t want to check out the exhibits, you should still stop by to check out a slice of Einstein’s brain. Yes, you read that right.
Koko is one of the best theatres in London, and it is very old; it has even survived two world wars! The building is an important part of British history, and lots of world famous acts play there, including Prince, Coldplay and Oasis.
5. Proud Gallery
Proud Gallery is a photographic exhibition that you can find in Camden Market, and it is known for featuring a series of talented musicians, including The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and The Sex Pistols.
Skoob is a fantastic bookstore in Camden Town, and it has many special books that you wouldn’t be able to find in a regular bookstore, including classic books, specialist titles and books about London. Oh, and just in case you were wondering about the name, it is ‘books’ backwards!