4 Attractions To Visit in Camden, London

Camden, situated in north London in zone 2 is now a popular place for tourists and locals alike. What once was seen as a slightly “dodgy” and run down area of town is now a bustling part of London.  There is a lot to keep those visiting entertained, it is well worth spending at least a day in the area, to discover all Camden has to offer.

Markets

Camden has 4 markets in its borough, Camden Lock is the most well known right by the canal.  Many people visit the Lock during the day for shopping, to buy vintage fashion, handmade jewellery and other homewares.  There are a number of stalls that sell different foods and drinks.  and to try out the different foods.  The market is open every day except Christmas day from 10am to 6pm.   Camden is also a great place to visit for a night out.  There are many bars and clubs along the canal, ideal for a night out.

Primrose Hill

This is a beautiful park between St John’s Wood and Chalk Farm.  Situated at one of the highest points in London, there are fantastic views of the city.  This area is now one of the new celebrity haunts.  Located very close to London yet it feels as if you are closer to the countryside.  There is also a Primrose Hill Village full of boutique shops and restaurants which is near the park.  The closest tube is Chalk Farm on the northern line making quick and easy to get into the city. As it is a very desirable part of London, buying an apartment however is very expensive. However, it is may be more affordable to rent one of these London apartments if sharing with others.

London Zoo

With more than 12,000 animals, this is one of the largest zoos in the UK and also one of the oldest, built in 1828. London Zoo is open everyday except Christmas Day.  There is a lot to keep visitors entertained, including getting up close to the 650 species of animal and visiting the new “beach”.  Penguin Beach, which opened in 2011 is home to 60 penguins of 3 different species.  It is the largest penguin pool in an English zoo. There is also a walk through enclosure of Meet the Monkeys opened in 2005.  There are no boundaries between visitors and monkeys allowing visitors to get up close to them. Access to the Zoo is via Camden Town on the northern line. Alternatively, take the bakerloo line getting off at Baker street or Regent’s park.  There is also a waterbus service along Regent’s Canal from the zoo.

Jewish Museum

The museum celebrating Jewish history, culture and religion, reopened in March 2010.  There are four galleries consisting of: Welcome Gallery, History: A British Story, Judaism: A Living Faith, the Holocaust Gallery and the changing exhibition gallery.  There is a display of Jewish films, photographs, exhibits and personal stories in the different galleries and some of the changing exhibitions have interactive displays.

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