Camden: Rooted in History, Thriving in Change


Camden, renowned for its vibrant market, rich culture and musical history, has always been a focal point of creativity in London. Today, it's entering a new era, with a wave of projects and initiatives bringing new life into this dynamic area. 

From rooftop hangouts to eco-conscious markets, here we explore how Camden is evolving into a hotspot for locals, Londoners and tourists alike and why Camden Goods Yard is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the area's thriving future.

New Heights: The Camden Market Canopy and Buck Street Market

Overlooking the cobbles of Camden Market's North Stable Yard is The Lucky Club, occupying the Camden Market Canopy . Designed by vPPR studio, this award-winning rooftop bar and restaurant is quickly becoming one of London's hottest rooftop destinations, bringing a contemporary flair to one of Camden’s most historic quarter. 
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Along Camden’s famous high street and a few steps from Camden Underground station sits Buck Street Market, a triumph in sustainable building design. 88 repurposed shipping containers are arranged over three levels and complemented by two rooftop bars. Home to eco-friendly retail shops and traders offering vegan and vegetarian foods, Buck Street Market is leading the charge in redefining urban sustainable retail spaces.

The Waterfront Haven: Hawley Wharf

A recent addition to Camden’s vibrant mix of markets is Hawley Wharf, which opened in 2021. Hawley Wharf offers an eclectic collection of independent shops, food outlets, a cinema and public spaces. It's a celebration of independent business, offering experience-hungry visitors a curated selection of unique shops in an iconic canal-side setting. 
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Musical History Reimagined: The Music Walk of Fame and Koko

Just as the Hollywood Walk of Fame pays homage to movie stars, Camden's Music Walk of Fame pays tribute to music icons from around the world. The trail of record-shaped granite plaques will one day run all the way from Chalk Farm Road to Mornington Crescent, with regular unveilings of new stones, including legends like Amy Winehouse, The Who, and Madness. 

KOKO, the iconic live music venue and theatre, has undergone a spectacular transformation. Following a major renovation in 2021, it now boasts a restaurant and the opulent House of KOKO, a private members’ club. With Prince William recently seen there, it’s already recognised as the new upmarket social hub of Camden. Read more about Koko’s revival.
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Coal Drops Yard: A Destination of Craftsmanship

Just a 30-min canal-side walk from Camden Goods Yard lies Coal Drops Yard, a representation of Thomas Heatherwick's innovative take on modern design. Established in 2018, this retail haven at Kings Cross is home to independent craftspeople and brands, big and small. It's a successful testament to a thriving creative community in the heart of London.

The Future of Camden: Camden High Line and the Hawley Wharf Observation Wheel

Inspired by successful projects in New York, Paris, and Miami, the Camden High Line is set to revolutionise urban green spaces. Designed by the acclaimed Field Operations team, the minds behind the New York High Line and Miami Underline, this project is expected to be complete in 2025, subject to funding. Part of the visionary 'Green Loop,' which is connecting a network of green spaces and trails that promises to redefine green spaces in the heart of London. 

Also on the horizon, Camden Lock could boast a towering 32m Ferris wheel. Approved by Camden Council and awaiting review by the Mayor of London, this temporary attraction (which could be located in the West Yard of the market) promises to offer unparalleled views of the area's bustling landscape. 


Camden Goods Yards

Camden Goods Yard is a transformative 8-acre project near the Roundhouse in Camden. Once complete, Camden Goods Yard will deliver over 600 new homes, a brand new Morrisons supermarket, rooftop farm and restaurant, allotments, public spaces, offices and affordable workspaces. The well-considered balance between residential, commercial, and retail space showcases a holistic approach to urban development. Camden Goods Yard is positioned to redefine Camden's landscape and set the stage for a vibrant and integrated community.

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Embracing Change in Camden

Camden is evolving, and each new project is adding a layer of excitement to this already dynamic neighbourhood.
Camden Goods Yard will stand as a monumental cornerstone of a much grander narrative. The projects of the past and those poised for the future will cement Camden's identity as London’s epicentre of innovation and creativity. 

Come and be a part of Camden's next chapter, and experience the magic for yourself. For more information, register your interest in our Camden Goods Yard development today.