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Print-friendly version of this page Agar Grove, NW1 Formerly known as St Paul’s Road, the name Agar Grove dates from 1938. Ainger Road, NW3 Ainger Road lies along the boundary of St John’s Hampstead, a parish which saw rapid development in the nineteenth century. Aland Road, NW5 Aland Road was named after the Åland archipelago in the Baltic. Albany Street, NW1 Albany Street runs from Marylebone Road to Gloucester Gate following the east side of Regent’s Park. Albion Yard, E1 Albion Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area. Aldenham Street, NW1 Aldenham Street – Richard Platt, 16th century brewer and local landowner, gave land for the endowment of Aldenham School, Hertfordshire. Allcroft Road, NW5 Allcroft Road was built between 1862 and 1870 to links Queen’s Crescent with roads to the south.
Anglers Lane, NW5 Anglers Lane once ran down to a small bridge across the River Fleet at a spot that was popular with fishermen. Arlington Road, NW1 Arlington Road is misnamed from a noble derivation of Harlington, Middlesex. Augustus Street, NW1 Augustus Street - after Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, brother of the Prince Regent (George IV). Balfe Street, N1 Balfe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Barker Drive, NW1 Barker Drive built over railway sidings, takes its name from Tom Barker (1887-1970) who served as Mayor of Camden in the 1950s. Bayham Street, NW1 Bayham Street is named for one of Lord’s Camden’s titles, Viscount Bayham. Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road. Brandon Road, N7 Brandon Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Brewery Road, N7 Brewery Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Bridge Approach, NW1 Bridge Approach was once a busy thoroughfare connecting Regents Park Road with the world. Bridge Wharf, N1 Bridge Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Buck Street, NW1 Buck Street leads from Kentish Town Road to Camden High Street. Bunning Way, N7 Bunning Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Camden Road, NW1 Camden Road is a main road running from Camden up to Holloway Road. Camden Square, NW1 Camden Square is a long green space running north east to south west parallel to Camden Road. Cardozo Road, N7 Cardozo Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Caversham Road, NW5 Caversham Road was named for 18th century landowner, Rev Robert South of Caversham, Cannon of Chris College, Oxford. Crinan Street, N1 Crinan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Curnock Street, NW1 George Curnock was the 19th century proprietor of two wharves on the Regent’s Canal. Denton Street, N1C Denton Street disappeared under the construction of St Pancras station. Derby Lodge, WC1X Derby Lodge is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area. Eden Grove, N7 Eden Grove is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Euston Road, N1 The easternmost section of the Euston Road lies in the N1 postcode and runs along the facade of Kings Cross Station. Hartham Road, N7 Hartham Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Hungerford Road, N7 Hungerford Road is named after serial (but rich) criminal, Edward Hungerford. King’s Terrace, NW1 King’s Terrace was formerly Little King Street South and Little King Street North. Leighton Road, NW5 The route of Leighton Road followed an original path from the Assembly House Inn on Kentish Town Road to Maiden Lane. Lough Road, N7 Lough Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Market Road, N7 Market Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Meadowbank, NW3 Meadowbank, blocks of flats on a street of the same name, were created as part of the Whitton council estate in 1970/71. Medburn Street, NW1 Medburn Street is named after a farm between Elstree and Radlett in Hertfordshire. North Road, N7 North Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Offord Street, N1 Offord Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Oppidans Mews, NW3 Oppidans Mews was the very road to be laid out in the original development of the area. 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. Prince Albert Road, NW1 Originally called Albert Road, it was renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938. Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Rochester Mews, NW1 Rochester Mews is a cobbled through road with a cul-de-sac section off Rochester Road. Rodney Street, N1 Rodney Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Roman Way, N7 Roman Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Shearling Way, N7 Shearling Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Surr Street, N7 Surr Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Tealby Court, N7 Tealby Court is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Tileyard Road, N7 Tileyard Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Vale Royal, N7 Vale Royal is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Wilsted Street, NW1 Wilsted Street was the original name for the lower end of Ossulston Street. Wollstonecraft Street, N1C Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C. Wynford Road, N1 Wynford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Yoke Close, N7 Yoke Close is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. York Way, N1 York Way has been a thoroughfare since the twelfth century. York Way, N7 York Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
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
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.