Must-see attractions in Camden


The London Borough of Camden remains a chic and happening part of the capital, with plenty to see and do for visitors to this vibrant locale.

A wide variety of attractions await those planning trips to Camden, with the location offering something to suit everyone’s taste. Here are just a few examples of the great things to get up to in the area.

Why not see a show?

Both the Shaftesbury Theatre and the Bloomsbury Theatre can be found in the borough, with the former occupying a grade II-listed property on Shaftesbury Avenue and a stalwart of the popular West End. Conversely, the Bloomsbury is owned and operated by University College London – one of the nation’s most prestigious educational establishments.

A wide variety of plays and performances are offered for guests at each of these outstanding theatrical venues, with more details of exact showings – what’s on, start times, ticket costs, etc – at their respective websites.

Soak up some culture

The Camden Arts Centre could be the perfect choice for culture-vultures keen to soak up as much of the local ambience as possible during their trip to the area.

Another grade II-listed property in this historic part of the capital, the arts centre hosts a range of exhibitions, artist residencies and one-off projects that are sure to inflame the senses and get guests thinking.

Entry to the centre is always free, with shows ranging from classical to contemporary, depending upon what is on at any given time.

Meanwhile, the nearby Freud Museum offers visitors a chance to find out more about the influential psychotherapist Sigmund Freud, who lived in the area with his family during the final years of his life.

Get back to nature

All those seeking the delights of the great outdoors will also be well catered for when visiting this popular part of London, with Camden arguably one of the greenest boroughs in the whole of the capital.

Hampstead Heath is one of the more famous green spaces in the area, but visitors could also find a relaxing getaway in many other places.

The northern edge of Regent’s Park extends into Camden, while smaller green spaces like Primrose Hill, St James’ Gardens, St Martin’s Gardens, the St Pancras Old Church Gardens, Waterlow Park and the Phoenix Gardens are all open to the public.

Don’t forget the markets

And finally, a visit to Camden would not be complete without a tour of the famous Camden Markets.

Offering a range of bars, restaurants, street vendors and stalls, the markets provide a plethora of treats for curious travellers, as well as for those who simply want to take a break from their busy routine and enjoy a relaxed drink or bite to eat.

Split into two spaces – The Stables and The Lock – both areas provide a wealth of options for those wishing to sample some fantastic culinary creations, ranging from the overflowing burgers of Honest Burgers to the downright decadent frozen delights of Chin Chin Labs.

It’s not all about the eats though, with the latest fashions also being showcased at establishments across this trendy locale, as well as a wide variety of cultural attractions that can help nourish the soul.

Galleries, jewellers, photography shops, framers, bookstores and plenty more options await visitors to Camden Market – perhaps one of the most eclectic and exciting places to visit for anyone planning a stay in the capital.

Live music is also a common feature of the markets, so guests should be prepared for a wild day out.