Camden Walk, N1

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Camden Walk, N1

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Road · Islington · N1 ·
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2000

Camden Walk is one of the streets of the N1 postal area.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Islington Islington grew as a sprawling Middlesex village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough.
Philharmonic Hall The Philharmonic Hall was a major music hall throughout the 1860s and early 1870s.
White Conduit Fields White Conduit Fields in Islington was an early venue for cricket and several major matches are known to have been played there in the 18th century.

NEARBY STREETS
Albion Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Allingham Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Allingham Street, N1 Allingham Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Almeida Street, N1 Almeida Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Anderson Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Angel Arcade, N1 Angel Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Angel House 20-32, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Angel Mews, EC1V This is a street in the EC1V postcode area
Angel Mews, N1 Angel Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Angel Square, EC1V Angel Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Ann Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Aztec Row, N1 Aztec Row is part of Berners Street, Islington.
Baldwin Terrace, N1 Baldwin Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barford Street, N1 Barford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Road, N1 Barnsbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnston Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Baron Street, N1 Baron Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Batchelor Street, N1 Batchelor Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Berners Road, N1 Berners Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bradley’s Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bradleys Close, N1 Bradleys Close is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brampton House, N1 Residential block
Bridel Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Britannia Row, N1 Britannia Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Britannia Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bromfield Street, N1 Bromfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Burgh Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Business Design Centre, N1 Business Design Centre is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Camden Passage Camden Passage, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Camden Passage, N1 Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chantry Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Chapel Market, N1 Chapel Market is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chapel Place, N1 Chapel Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Charlton Place, N1 Charlton Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
City Garden Row, N1 City Garden Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Place, N1 Cloudesley Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Road, N1 Cloudesley Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Square, N1 Cloudesley Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Street, N1 Cloudesley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Colebrook Row, N1 Colebrooke Row is a street of late 18th and early 19th century terraced houses.
Colebrooke Place, N1 Colebrooke Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Collins Yard, N1 Collins Yard is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Copenhagen Tunnel, N1 Copenhagen Tunnel is a road in the N7 postcode area
Copford Walk, N1 Copford Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cross Street, N1 Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cruden Street, N1 Cruden Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dagmar Passage, N1 Dagmar Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dagmar Terrace, N1 Dagmar Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dame Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Danbury Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Danbury Street, N1 Danbury Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Denmark Grove, N1 Denmark Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Devonia Road, N1 Devonia Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dewey Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Dibden Street, N1 Dibden Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dignum Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Doves Yard, N1 Doves Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dowrey Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Draper Place, N1 Draper Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Duncan Street, N1 Duncan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Duncan Terrace, N1 Duncan Terrace is named after Admiral Duncan the commander of the Naval Fleet at the Battle of Camperdown against the Dutch in 1797.
Elder Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Elia Mews, EC1V Elia Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Elia Street, N1 Elia Street was named for local poet, Charles Lamb.
Elystan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Epstein Court, N1 Epstein Court, within the N1 postcode
Esther Anne Place, N1 Esther Anne Place is a location in London.
Fairstead Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Fowler Road, N1 Fowler Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Frome Street, N1 Frome Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gaskin Street, N1 Gaskin Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gerrard Road, N1 Gerrard Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gerrards Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Gibson Square, N1 Gibson Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Godson Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Graham Street, N1 Graham Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Grand Junction Wharf, N1 Grand Junction Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Grantbridge Street, N1 Grantbridge Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Greenman Street, N1 Greenman Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Halton Cross Street, N1 Halton Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hanover Yard, N1 Hanover Yard is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Henley Heights 351e, N1 Henley Heights 351e is a location in London.
Horse Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Green Camden Passage, N1 Islington Green Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Islington Green Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Green, N1 Islington Green is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Islington High Street, N1 Islington High Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Islington House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lambs Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Laundry Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Liverpool Road, N1 Liverpool Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Malvern Terrace, N1 Malvern Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Maryland Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Milner Place, N1 Milner Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Moon Street, N1 Moon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Noble Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Noel Road, N1 Noel Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
North West Road, N1 North West Road is a road in the E9 postcode area
Old Royal Free Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Old Royal Free Square, N1 Old Royal Free Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Packington Square, N1 Packington Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Packington Street, N1 Packington Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Parkfield Street, N1 Parkfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Peabody Square, N1 Peabody Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Peabody Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Peldon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Penton Grove, N1 Penton Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pentonville Road London, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Peter’s Street Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pied Bull Yd, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Pierrepoint Arcade, N1 Pierrepoint Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepoint Row, N1 Pierrepoint Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepont Arcade, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pierrepont Row, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Popham Street, N1 Popham Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Prebend Street, N1 Prebend Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Price House, N1 Residential block
Pride Court, N1 Pride Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Provence Street, N1 Provence Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Providence Court, N1 Providence Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Providence Place, N1P Providence Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Queens Head Street, N1 Queens Head Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Quick Street Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Quick Street, N1 Quick Street is named for the favourite comedian of King George III, John Quick.
Raleigh Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Raleigh Street, N1 Raleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rheidol Mews, N1 Rheidol Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rheidol Terrace, N1 Rheidol Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ritchie Street, N1 Ritchie Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rocliffe Street, N1 Rocliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shalford Court, N1 Shalford Court is a road in the N1 postcode area
Shelley Place, N1 Shelley Place is a location in London.
Shillingford Street, N1 Shillingford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Southwood Smith Street, N1 Southwood Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
St Albans Place, N1 St Albans Place was home to a famous Islington strong man.
St Peter’s Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
St. Mary’s Path, N1 St. Mary’s Path is a road in the N1 postcode area
St. Peter’s Street, N1 St. Peter’s Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stonefield Street, N1 Stonefield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Studd Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Sudeley Street, N1 Sudeley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Terling Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Mall Camden Passage, N1 The Mall Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
The Mall, N1 The Mall is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
The Precinct, N1 The Precinct is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Theberton Street, N1 Theberton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tibberton Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tibberton Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tolpuddle Street, N1 Tolpuddle Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Torrens Street, EC1V Torrens Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Torrens Street, EC1V Torrens Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Upper Street, N1 Upper Street is a location in London.
Upper Street, N1 Upper Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Vincent Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Walters House Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Water Tower Place, N1 Water Tower Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Waterside 44-48, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Waterside, N1 Waterside is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
White Conduit Street, N1 White Conduit Street was laid out and built up with houses and tenements from the mid-1790s.
White Horse Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
White Lion Street, N1 White Lion Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wicks Place, N1 Wicks Place is a location in London.
William Congreve Mews, N1 William Congreve Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Windsor Street, N1 Windsor Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wontner Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode


Islington

Islington grew as a sprawling Middlesex village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough.

Some roads on the edge of the area, including Essex Road, were known as streets by the medieval period, possibly indicating a Roman origin, but little physical evidence remains. What is known is that the Great North Road from Aldersgate came into use in the 14th century, connecting with a new turnpike up Highgate Hill. This was along the line of modern Upper Street, with a toll gate at The Angel defining the extent of the village. The Back Road - modern Liverpool Road - was primarily a drovers’ road where cattle would be rested before the final leg of their journey to Smithfield. Pens and sheds were erected along this road to accommodate the animals.

The first recorded church, St Mary’s, was erected in the twelfth century and was replaced in the fifteenth century. Islington lay on the estates of the Bishop of London and the Dean and Chapter of St Pauls. There were substantial medieval moated manor houses in the area, principally at Canonbury and Highbury. In 1548, there were 440 communicants listed and the rural atmosphere, with access to the City and Westminster, made it a popular residence for the rich and eminent. The local inns, however, harboured many fugitives and recusants.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the availability of water made Islington a good place for growing vegetables to feed London. The manor became a popular excursion destination for Londoners, attracted to the area by its rural feel. Many public houses were therefore built to serve the needs of both the excursionists and travellers on the turnpike. By 1716, there were 56 ale-house keepers in Upper Street, also offering pleasure and tea gardens, and activities such as archery, skittle alleys and bowling. By the 18th century, music and dancing were offered, together with billiards, firework displays and balloon ascents. The King’s Head Tavern, now a Victorian building with a theatre, has remained on the same site, opposite the parish church, since 1543. The founder of the theatre, Dan Crawford, who died in 2005, disagreed with the introduction of decimal coinage. For twenty-plus years after decimalisation (on 15 February 1971), the bar continued to show prices and charge for drinks in ’old money’.

By the 19th century many music halls and theatres were established around Islington Green. One such was Collins’ Music Hall, the remains of which are now partly incorporated into a bookshop. The remainder of the Hall has been redeveloped into a new theatre, with its entrance at the bottom of Essex Road. It stood on the site of the Landsdowne Tavern, where the landlord had built an entertainment room for customers who wanted to sing (and later for professional entertainers). It was founded in 1862 by Samuel Thomas Collins Vagg and by 1897 had become a 1800-seat theatre with 10 bars. The theatre suffered damage in a fire in 1958 and has not reopened.

The Islington Literary and Scientific Society was established in 1833 and first met in Mr Edgeworth’s Academy on Upper Street. Its goal was to spread knowledge through lectures, discussions, and experiments - politics and theology being forbidden. A building, the Literary and Scientific Institution, was erected in 1837 in Wellington (later Almeida) Street, designed by Roumieu and Gough in a stuccoed Grecian style. It included a library (containing 3,300 volumes in 1839), reading room, museum, laboratory, and lecture theatre seating 500.

The Royal Agricultural Hall was built in 1862 on the Liverpool Road site of William Dixon’s Cattle Layers. It was built for the annual Smithfield Show in December of that year but was popular for other purposes, including recitals and the Royal Tournament. It was the primary exhibition site for London until the 20th century and the largest building of its kind, holding up to 50,000 people. It was requisitioned for use by the Mount Pleasant sorting office during World War II and never re-opened. The main hall has now been incorporated into the Business Design Centre.

The aerial bombing of World War II caused much damage to Islington’s housing stock, with 3,200 dwellings destroyed. Before the war a number of 1930s council housing blocks had been added to the stock. After the war, partly as a result of bomb site redevelopment, the council housing boom got into its stride, reaching its peak in the 1960s: several extensive estates were constructed, by both the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the London County Council. Clearance of the worst terraced housing was undertaken, but Islington continued to be very densely populated, with a high level of overcrowding. The district has many council blocks, and the local authority has begun to replace some of them.

From the 1960s, the remaining Georgian terraces were rediscovered by middle-class families. Many of the houses were rehabilitated, and the area became newly fashionable. This displacement of the poor by the aspirational has become known as gentrification. Among the new residents were a number of figures who became central in the New Labour movement, including Tony Blair before his victory in the 1997 general election. According to The Guardian in 2006, "Islington is widely regarded as the spiritual home of Britain’s left-wing intelligentsia." The Granita Pact between Gordon Brown and Tony Blair is said to have been made at a now defunct restaurant on Upper Street.

The completion of the Victoria line and redevelopment of Angel tube station created the conditions for developers to renovate many of the early Victorian and Georgian townhouses. They also built new developments. Islington remains a district with diverse inhabitants, with its private houses and apartments not far from social housing in immediately neighbouring wards such as Finsbury and Clerkenwell to the south, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross to the west, and Highbury to the north west, and also the Hackney districts of De Beauvoir and Old Street to the north east.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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Risinghill Street, N1
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The exterior of the Agricultural Hall in Islington (1861).
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Islington Horse and Cattle market at the turn of the twentieth century.
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A line of children hold hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington.
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The Grand Theatre, Islington High Street (1903)
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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White Conduit House, and the conduit head from which it was named, 1827
Credit: Robert Chambers (1832)
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Photographer John Gay captured this image of a line of children holding hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington in the 1950s.
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The third Grand Theatre, Islington (1903). This was built on the site of the former Philharmonic Hall and two previous Grand Theatres
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