Camden Town

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Camden Town

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Underground station · Camden Town · NW1 ·
JUNE
11
2019

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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Camden Town station roundel

Camden Town station roundel

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.
London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - All Saints All Saints, Camden Town is a Greek Orthodox church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints.

THE STREETS OF CAMDEN TOWN
Abingdon Close, NW1 Abingdon Close is a more recent street of Camden.
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.
Albany Street, NW1 Albany Street runs from Marylebone Road to Gloucester Gate following the east side of Regent’s Park.
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 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.
Bergholt Mews, NW1 Bergholt Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Buck Street, NW1 Buck Street leads from Kentish Town Road to Camden High Street.
Camden High Street, NW1 Camden High Street is the local high street for Camden Town.
Camden Lock Place, NW1 Camden Lock Place is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Mews, NW1 Camden Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Park Road, NW1 Camden Park Road is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Square, NW1 Camden Square is a long green space running north east to south west parallel to Camden Road.
Camden Street, NW1 Camden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Terrace, NW1 Camden Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Camley Street, N1C Camley Street runs north from King’s Cross.
Camley Street, NW1 Camley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cantelowes Road, NW1 Cantelowes Road is a street in Camden Town.
Carol Street, NW1 Carol Street is a street in Camden Town.
Centric Close, NW1 Centric Close is a street in Camden Town.
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 Chalk Farm Road is a street in Camden Town.
Chester Road Depot, NW1 Chester Road Depot is a street in Camden Town.
Chester Terrace, NW1 Chester Terrace is the longest unbroken facade of the neo-classical terraces in Regent's Park.
Cobham Mews, NW1 Cobham Mews is a street in Camden Town.
College Grove, NW1 College Grove is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Compton Close, NW1 Compton Close is a street in Camden Town.
Crofters Way, NW1 Crofters Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cumberland Terrace, NW1 Cumberland Terrace 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.
Delancey Street, NW1 Delancey Street is a street in Camden Town.
Early Mews, NW1 Early Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Elm Friars Walk, NW1 Elm Friars Walk is a street in Camden Town.
Euston Station Colonnade, NW1 Euston Station Colonnade is a street in Camden Town.
Farrier Street, NW1 Farrier Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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 Cresent, NW1 Gloucester Cresent 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.
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 Cresent, NW1 Hawley Cresent is a street in Camden Town.
Hopkinsons Place, NW1 Hopkinsons Place is a street in Camden Town.
Hurdwick Place, NW1 Hurdwick Place is a street in Camden Town.
Inverness Street, NW1 Inverness 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.
Kentish Town Road, NW1 Kentish Town 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.
Lydford, NW1 Lydford is a street in Camden Town.
Maiden Lane, NW1 Maiden Lane 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.
Millbrook Place, NW1 Millbrook Place 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.
Murray Street, NW1 Murray Street is a street in Camden Town.
Oval Road, NW1 Oval Road is a street in Camden Town.
Park Village East, NW1 Park Village East was part of a proposed canal-side village.
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
Reapers Close, NW1 Reapers Close is a street in Camden Town.
Redhill Street, NW1 Redhill Street is a street in Camden Town.
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
Regents Park, NW1 Regents Park is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Road, NW1 Rochester Road is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Square, NW1 Rochester Square is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Terrace, NW1 Rochester Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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
Saint Pauls Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
St Katharines Precinct, NW1 St Katharines Precinct is a street in Camden Town.
St Marks Crescent, NW1 St Marks Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
St Marks Cresent, NW1 St Marks Cresent is a street in Camden Town.
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 Pauls Mews, NW1 St Pauls Mews is a street in Camden Town.
St. Pancras Way, NW1 St. Pancras Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Stanley Buildings, NW1 Stanley Buildings is a street in Camden Town.
Stratford Villas, NW1 Stratford Villas is a street in Camden Town.
Stucley Place, NW1 Stucley Place is a street in Camden Town.
Swallowfield, NW1 Swallowfield is a street in Camden Town.
The Law Society Freepost, NW1 The Law Society Free post is a street in Camden Town.
The Marr, NW1 The Marr is a street in Camden Town.
The Stables Market, NW1 The Stables Market is a street in Camden Town.
Torbay Street, NW1 Torbay Street is a street in Camden Town.
Triton Mall, NW1 Triton Mall is a street in Camden Town.
Triton Square Mall, NW1 Triton Square Mall is a street in Camden Town.
Troutbeck, NW1 Troutbeck 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.
Waterside Place, NW1 Waterside Place is a street in Camden Town.
Weavers Way, NW1 Weavers Way is part of the Elm Village estate.
Wrotham Road, NW1 Wrotham Road is situated in an area formerly known as Agar Town.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Photo taken in 1920
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Camden Road (1928)
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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Camden High Street
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Camden Town 1920s.
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