Barker Drive, NW1

Road in/near Camden Town

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Barker Drive, NW1

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Road · Camden Town · NW1 ·
JANUARY
1
2000

Barker Drive built over railway sidings, takes its name from Tom Barker (1887-1970) who served as Mayor of Camden in the 1950s.




NEARBY STREETS
Agar Grove, NW1 Formerly known as St Paul’s Road, the name Agar Grove dates from 1938.
Agar Place, NW1 Agar Place is a survivor of Agar Town.
Bayham Street, NW1 Bayham Street is named for one of Lord’s Camden’s titles, Viscount Bayham.
Baynes Street, NW1 Baynes Street connects Royal College Street with St Pancras Way.
Bergholt Mews, NW1 Bergholt Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bonny Street, NW1 Bonny Street is a street in Camden Town.
Broadfield Lane, N1C Broadfield Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Broadfield Lane, NW1 Broadfield Lane is a street in Camden Town.
Bruges Place, NW1 Bruges Place is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Road, NW1 Camden Road is a main road running from Camden up to Holloway Road.
Camden Street, NW1 Camden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Camley Street, N1C Camley Street runs north from King’s Cross.
Camley Street, NW1 Camley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Canal Reach, N1C Canal Reach is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cantelowes Road, NW1 Cantelowes Road is a street in Camden Town.
Carol Street, NW1 Carol Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cedar Way Industrial Estate, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Cedar Way, N1C Cedar Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cedar Way, NW1 Cedar Way is a street in Camden Town.
Cobham Mews, NW1 Cobham Mews is a street in Camden Town.
College Grove, NW1 College Grove is a road in the NW1 postcode area
College Place, NW1 College Place is a street in Camden Town.
Crofters Way, NW1 Crofters Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Curnock Street, NW1 George Curnock was the 19th century proprietor of two wharves on the Regent’s Canal.
Delancey Passage, NW1 Delancey Passage is a street in Camden Town.
Elm Friars Walk, NW1 Elm Friars Walk is a street in Camden Town.
Farrier Street, NW1 Farrier Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1 Freight Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Georgiana Street, NW1 Georgiana Street is a street in Camden Town.
Granary Street, NW1 Granary Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Greenland Place, NW1 Greenland Place followed the line of Church Path.
Greenland Road, NW1 Greenland Road is a street in Camden Town.
Greenland Street, NW1 Greenland Street was originally York Street.
Ivor Street, NW1 Ivor Street is a street in Camden Town.
Jeffrey’s Street, NW1 Jeffrey’s Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Jeffrey’s Place, NW1 Jeffrey’s Place is a dogleg running from Prowse Place to Jeffrey’s Street.
Lawfords Wharf, NW1 Lawfords Wharf is a street in Camden Town.
Lyme Street, NW1 Lyme Street is a street in Camden Town.
Lyme Terrace, NW1 Lyme Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Maiden Lane, NW1 Maiden Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Mandela Street, NW1 Mandela Street was named after Nelson Mandela.
Murray Mews, NW1 Murray Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Murray Street, NW1 Murray Street is a street in Camden Town.
Plender Street, NW1 William Plender, 1st Baron Plender was an accountant and public servant who served as Sheriff of the County of London in 1927.
Ploughmans Close, NW1 Ploughmans Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
PO Box 4, NW1 Jeffreys Place is a street in Camden Town.
Pratt Mews, NW1 Pratt Mews dates from the 1790s.
Pratt Street, NW1 Pratt Street was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden.
Prowse Place, NW1 Prowse Place is a street in Camden Town.
Randolph Street, NW1 Randolph Street is a street in Camden Town.
Reachview Close, NW1 Reachview Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Reapers Close, NW1 Reapers Close is a street in Camden Town.
Regents Canal towpath, NW1 Regents Canal towpath is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rochester Mews, NW1 Rochester Mews is a cobbled through road with a cul-de-sac section off Rochester Road.
Rochester Place, NW1 Rochester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Square, NW1 Rochester Square is a street in Camden Town.
Rossendale Way, NW1 Rossendale Way is a street in Camden Town.
Rousden Street, NW1 Rousden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Royal College Street, NW1 Royal College Street is a street in Camden Town.
Saint Augustine’s Road North West, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Pancras Way, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Paul’s Crescent, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Pauls Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
St Martins Almshouses, NW1 St Martins Almshouses is a street in Camden Town.
St Martins Close, NW1 St Martins Close is a street in Camden Town.
St Pancras Way, NW1 St Pancras Way is a street in Camden Town.
St Paul’s Crescent, NW1 St Paul’s Crescent is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St Pauls Cresent, NW1 St Pauls Cresent is a street in Camden Town.
St Pauls Mews, NW1 St Pauls Mews is a street in Camden Town.
St. Augustine’s Road, NW1 St. Augustine’s Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St. Pancras Way, NW1 St. Pancras Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Stratford Villas, NW1 Stratford Villas is a street in Camden Town.
The Marr, NW1 The Marr is a street in Camden Town.
Unit 1, E1 A street within the NW1 postcode
Weavers Way, NW1 Weavers Way is part of the Elm Village estate.
Wilmot Place, NW1 Wilmot Place might have been named after its builder.
Wollstonecraft Street, N1C Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C.
Wrotham Road, NW1 Wrotham Road is situated in an area formerly known as Agar Town.


Camden Town

Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.

Camden is well-known for Camden Market which is a major tourist attraction, particularly busy at weekends, selling variety of fashion, antiques, lifestyle and bizarre goods; they (and the surrounding shops) are popular with young people, in particular those searching for alternative clothing.

It is an area popular with overseas students who come to Camden to learn English and find a job in one of the local bars or restaurants. The oldest established language school is Camden College of English, which is located at the Chalk Farm side of the market.

The Regent’s Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town and is a popular walk in summer.

Camdem Town tube station began life as part of the original route of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR) (now part of the Northern Line). As the line here branched into two routes, to Hampstead and to Highgate, the design of the station was rather unusual, shaped like a V. The line to Hampstead (now the Edgware Branch) is under Chalk Farm Road; the line to Highgate (now the High Barnet branch) is under Kentish Town Road. With the narrowness of the roads above, and the necessity to keep directly beneath them to avoid having to pay compensation to landowners during construction, on both lines the northbound platform is directly above the southbound one.

At the apex of the V is a junction allowing northbound trains to take either of the branches north, and likewise allow the trains south from the branches to join the single southbound track. This resulted in four connecting tunnels. When the CCE&HR and City & South London Railway lines were joined together after the City & South London Line became part of London Underground, a short extension from the Euston terminus of the City & South London was built to connect with each of the two northerly branches. This added another four tunnels to the junction, making it the most complex junction on the network.


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