Is Camden a Good Place to Live?
Since the 1960s, Camden’s exhilarating food and nightlife scene made it one of London’s most standout locations. Now, it embraces an uber-cool reputation thanks to its vibrant history, cultural hotspots, independent shops and lively nightlife.
Here We Explore the Many Reasons Why Camden is a Good Place to Live
It’s in Zone 2
which, when you live in North London, is appealing for many reasons: proximity to the city centre, shorter, cheaper commutes compared to zones further out and access to some of London’s famous green spaces such as Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill, Golder’s Hill Park and Hampstead Heath. A home in Zone 2 can strike a good balance between affordability (compared to more central locations) and accessibility, making it a popular choice for residents.
Camden is well-connected by London’s underground network. There are three Northern Line stations close to Camden Goods Yard including Camden Town, Chalk Farm Road and Mornington Crescent. Additionally, several bus routes and Camden Road Overground service further enhance the area’s connectivity making Camden a convenient location from which to enjoy London.
Improved health and well-being
The expansion of the London-wide cycle network also allows commuters, tourists and residents to travel sustainably across London. In under 20 minutes, you could go to watch the football at the Emirates Stadium, spend a day shopping in nearby Coals Drop Yard (King’s Cross), visit interesting landmarks such as the world-famous London Zoo, or simply enjoy a leisurely ride alongside the Regent’s Canal local to Camden Goods Yard.
Exceptional opportunities for education
Camden is the perfect location from which to access some of London’s top universities including University College London, London School of Economics and Central Saint Martins. For younger children, there is a multitude of secondary schools ranging from international institutes like the ‘American School’, to other schools such as Camden School for Girls, Hampstead Fine Arts College and Harrow School.
A thriving business environment
With over 30,000 businesses in NW1 (among them Google, ASOS and Samsung), Camden plays a pivotal role in the country’s economy by contributing 2% of the UK’s GDP. Over the last five years, the area has witnessed a remarkable 96% increase in creative jobs, a 24% surge in start-ups and a 55% rise in tech positions all of which showcase its dynamic environment for innovation. Notably, Camden's reputation is reinforced by its role as home to four leading London hospitals, supporting 20,000 jobs .
An extravagant food scene
An outstanding variety of international cuisines are available both in the Stables Market and on the high street, ensuring that everyone’s satisfaction can be fulfilled, whether it’s indulging in souvlakis from Greece, wok noodles from China or the finest Argentinian steaks from La Patagonia.
A variety of entertainment
Make the most out of the abundance of entertainment on offer in the local vicinity. Notable live venues such as The Roundhouse, Jazz Cafe and KOKO have seen artists hitting the stage for the last 50 years, with the likes of David Bowie and The Ramones having played at the Roundhouse.
Hint: Keep an eye this October for the annual Roundhouse Rising Festival. Enjoy workshops and concerts which showcase a diverse range of musical talents
A rich cultural experience
Camden also offers a great museum scene. The Jewish Museum has been around for 90 years and presents a fascinating insight into the Jewish history in London, while the Zabludowicz Collection boasts a large range of traditional contemporary art. The Canal Museum in King’s Cross tells the story of the canals' prominence in England.
Hint: feeling arty? Every October nearby Regent’s Park hosts Frieze London, a prominent contemporary art fair that draw professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.
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