Camden High Street, NW1

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Camden High Street, NW1

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Road · Camden Town · NW1 ·
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2019

Camden High Street is the local high street for Camden Town.

It features major music venues at either end (KOKO, the former Camden Palace, at the southern end and the bridge over Regent’s Canal at the northern end).


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Camden Road Camden Road is one of the few railway stations in England in which there is a police station.
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.
Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints All Saints, Camden Town is a Greek Orthodox church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints.

NEARBY STREETS
Agar Place, NW1 Agar Place is a survivor of Agar Town.
Albert Street, NW1 Albert Street runs north-south in Camden Town.
Arlington Road, NW1 Arlington Road is misnamed from a noble derivation of Harlington, Middlesex.
Bayham Place, NW1 Bayham Place is a short cobbled street.
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.
Beatty Street, NW1 Beatty Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bergholt Mews, NW1 Bergholt Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bonny Street, NW1 Bonny Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bruges Place, NW1 Bruges Place is a street in Camden Town.
Buck Street, NW1 Buck Street leads from Kentish Town Road to Camden High Street.
Camden Lock Place, NW1 Camden Lock Place is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Lock, NW1 Camden Lock 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.
Carlow Street, NW1 Carlow Street is a location in London.
Carol Street, NW1 Carol Street 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.
Crowndale Road, NW1 Crowndale Road was at first called Fig Lane and then Gloucester Place.
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.
Delancey Street, NW1 Delancey Street is a street in Camden Town.
Early Mews, NW1 Early Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
East Yard, NW1 East Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Georgiana Street, NW1 Georgiana Street is a street in Camden Town.
Gilbeys Yard, NW1 Gilbeys Yard is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Gloucester Crescent, NW1 Gloucester Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Gate Mews, NW1 Gloucester Gate Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Gloucester Gate, NW1 Gloucester Gate is a street in Camden Town.
Godwin Court, NW1 Godwin Court is a street in Camden Town.
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.
Haven Street, NW1 Haven Street is a street in Camden Town.
Hawley Crescent, NW1 Hawley Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Inverness Street, NW1 Inverness Street is a street in Camden Town.
Jamestown Road, NW1 Jamestown Road is a street in Camden Town.
King’s Terrace, NW1 King’s Terrace was formerly Little King Street South and Little King Street North.
Kings Terrace, NW1 Kings Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Lawfords Wharf, NW1 Lawfords Wharf is a street in Camden Town.
Leybourne Road, NW1 Leybourne Road 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
Mandela Street, NW1 Mandela Street was named after Nelson Mandela.
Mary Terrace, NW1 Mary Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Middle Yard, NW1 Middle Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Miller Street, NW1 Miller Street is a street in Camden Town.
Mornington Street, NW1 Mornington Street is a street in Camden Town.
Mornington Terrace, NW1 Mornington Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Oval Road, NW1 Oval Road is a street in Camden Town.
Parkway, NW1 Parkway is one of Camden Town’s older roads - originally called ’The Crooked Lane’.
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.
Pratt Mews, NW1 Pratt Mews dates from the 1790s.
Pratt Street, NW1 Pratt Street was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden.
Randolph Street, NW1 Randolph Street is a street in Camden Town.
Reachview Close, NW1 Reachview Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regal Lane, NW1 Regal Lane is a street in Camden Town.
Regent’s Park Terrace, NW1 Regent’s Park Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regent’s Place Plaza, NW1 Regent’s Place Plaza is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regents Canal towpath, NW1 Regents Canal towpath is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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 Pancras Way, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Signmakers Yard, NW1 Signmakers Yard is a road 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. Pancras Way, NW1 St. Pancras Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Stanmore Place, Stanmore Place lies within the postcode.
Stucley Place, NW1 Stucley Place is a street in Camden Town.
The Marr, NW1 The Marr is a street in Camden Town.
Underhill Street, NW1 Underhill Street is a street in Camden Town.
Water Lane, NW1 Water Lane runs just north of the Grand Union Canal.
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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Camden Town 1920s.
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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Camden High Street
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The Polygon, Somers Town in 1850.
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St. James Gardens
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In the neighbourhood...

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Camden Town 1920s.
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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Entrance to the Fleet River, c. 1750
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Camden High Street
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Mornington Crescent, northwest quadrant (1904). The view includes no.31 where Spencer Gore rented a room between 1909–12.
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An STL bus entering Park Street from the High Street (1930). The former Brittania pub is on the extreme right. The pub was later a shop and its ornamental lamps have long disappeared. The bank building, seen between the two buses, belonged to the Westminster Bank, who amalgamated with the National Provincial to become the Natwest.
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Extract from Map of the parish of St Marylebone and parish of St Pancras in London, 1797
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