Parkway, NW1

Road in/near Camden Town, existing between the 1820s and now

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Parkway, NW1

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Road · Camden Town · NW1 ·
September
16
2020
Parkway is one of Camden Town’s older roads - originally called ’The Crooked Lane’.

Parkway, a tree-lined street, was developed from Crooked Lane in the 1820s and 1830s with three-storey houses on both sides. Until 1938, Parkway was known as Park Street.

Just after the Second World War, a Camden Town local reminisced:
“Park Street, which we now call Parkway, was full of shops instead of architects’ offices and estate agents as it is now. By eight in the morning the shop boy was busy cleaning the windows and polishing the outside brasses, sweeping and burnishing inside ready to open at nine and close twelve hours later for seven shillings and sixpence a week. Shops were graded. Fenn’s, the grocers at the corner of Delancey Street and Park Street, was a cut above the others, wrapping all purchases in brown paper, while most used newspaper.”

The street now has a mix of retail and restaurant uses with some small businesses.




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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.

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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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.

NEARBY STREETS
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.
Beatty Street, NW1 Beatty Street 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 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 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.
Carol Street, NW1 Carol Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chalcot Road, NW1 Chalcot Road is a street in Camden Town.
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.
Edis Street, NW1 Edis Street 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 Avenue, NW1 Gloucester Avenue is a street in Camden Town.
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 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.
Hawley Crescent, NW1 Hawley Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Hawley Cresent, NW1 Hawley Cresent 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.
Lyme Street, NW1 Lyme Street is a street in Camden Town.
Lyme Terrace, NW1 Lyme Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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.
Park Village East, NW1 Park Village East was part of a proposed canal-side village.
Park Village Mews, NW1 Park Village Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Park Village West, NW1 Park Village West is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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.
Princess Road, NW1 Princess Road is a street in Camden Town.
Randolph Street, NW1 Randolph 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
Royal College Street, NW1 Royal College Street is a street in Camden Town.
Signmakers Yard, NW1 Signmakers Yard is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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.
Stucley Place, NW1 Stucley Place is a street in Camden Town.
The Courtyard, NW1 The Courtyard 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.
Unit 1, E1 A street within the NW1 postcode
Waterside Place, NW1 Waterside Place is a street in Camden 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
Mornington Road
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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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