Streets of Camden Town

Streets of Camden Town


Lively and varied Camden Town is described in eight walks which may surprise the reader who only knows the area from the bustling Camden Lock.  There are some charming late Georgian buildings surviving from its early days as a new town laid out by the 1st Earl Camden from 1791. [More...]


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Camden Town attracted the professional middle-class but then railway and industry came and by 1900 it was known for its seedy lodging houses and apartments for ‘kept women’. In Edwardian times it also had a thriving entertainment scene.

The painter Walter Sickert who set out to capture the life of the area lived here, as did other artists and writers, more recently Alan Bennett (and his The Lady with the Van). Charles Dickens’ family set up home in Bayham Street before they fell on hard times.