Borough of Camden

Few places in the capital ooze cool like Camden. This popular Borough covers a large area but is more recognised for Camden Town. Its gritty, bohemian vibe has long-drawn a mesmerising mix of characters, from free spirits to punks, goths to rockers. And there lies its charm. Read on to find out the best places to live in Camden and also, what it is like to buy or rent in Camden.

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Best places to live in Borough of Camden

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Camden street

Street art and Regent’s Canal 

An explosion of colour, Camden sits in stark contrast to its more reserved Central and North-West London neighbours. This is a borough of rainbow street graffiti and pastel-painted townhouses, and also intricately decorated boats that glide up and down Regent’s Canal. One of Camden’s most popular attractions is a boat trip along the 200-year-old waterway. You can hop on at Camden Lock and journey all the way to Little Venice, right by Paddington Station. However, if you prefer to walk there is a canal-side path that will lead you straight there too.

Camden bridge

Camden’s musical connections

The area is most famous for its legendary live music scene, and its hundreds of venues span underground dive bars, authentic boozers and rooftop cocktail terraces. A Mecca for musical icons, Camden’s acoustic credentials have attracted the stars in their hordes over the years. It is also, the official stomping ground of the late Amy Winehouse – dubbed ‘The Queen of Camden’. Its stages were regularly headlined by the artist, who had a home in its heart at 30 Camden Square. Madonna played her first London show at local institution, KOKO. As well as this, Madness first started gigging in The Dublin Castle pub. And thousands of others have got rowdy crowds going, from Pink Floyd to Coldplay.

Camden Market 

Aside from this, the borough’s best-known for its namesake market, sprawled between the Camden Town and Chalk Farm tubes. In truth, it’s less market and more open-air theatre, split across three quarters – Camden Lock, Buck Street and the Stables. Always busy, but packed to the brim Fridays to Sundays, this is a 1,000 stall-strong mini metropolis, with vendors touting everything from cinnamon incense to Indonesian street food. Lots head for the Stables to pay tribute to Amy. It’s where sculptor Scott Eaten erected a life-size bronze statue of the singer.

Camden sign on bridge

Exploring further afield 

Elsewhere, there are antique book shops to browse in Kentish Town. And also, acres of ancient woodland to wander on nearby Hampstead Heath. Camden is a proper haven for foodies. Aside from the authentic market eats, there are cosy Italian pizzerias, atmospheric Pan-Asian spots and top-notch burger joints. Most of which serve their dishes with a side-order of quirky décor.

HomeViews reviewers verdicts on what it is like to buy or rent in Camden…

“There are many shops available. You can find many groceries stores, barbers, restaurants here, and the transportation links are very good.” – Verified tenant on Agar Grove Estate, NW1

“Expect plenty of choice for eating and drinking, from cutesy coffee shops to elegant gastropubs, and easy access to some of London’s most legendary pubs and live music venues. A large French population (courtesy of the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres) means there’s a generous helping of upscale bistros and wine bars in the area, too.” – Property Professional on Hampstead Gates, NW5

“Kentish Town (is) often overshadowed by its eclectic neighbour, Camden Town, but this place offers just as much in the way of quirky restaurants, authentic pubs and legendary live music venues (the 02 Forum being case in point). When you do want to wander along Camden Lock and sample the street food, though, it’s an easy amble (or tube stop) away.” – Property Professional on The Maple Building, NW5

You can find out more about living in Camden. Click on the developments below to find out about residents’ experiences on what it’s like to rent in Camden. Also, if there’s a Camden property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Borough of Camden

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Great location, excellent facilities and a wonderful management team

Review Date Nov 2022

My daughter recently moved into a studio at The Quarters Kilburn and it is a perfect base for her in London

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Location, facilities, security and comfort at The Quarters Kilburn are all excellent. Moreover the support of the management team, specifically Selna, has been amazing from the outset. Selna made the whole process from application to moving in easy and stress free. Highly recommended.

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Thus far there has been nothing we wish we had known before moving in.

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The management team have been excellent so far and to date no problems or issues have arisen.

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Absolutely recommending. It’s worth it.

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Review Date Nov 2022

Absolutely amazing location, with a variety of shops, cafes, and gym facilities available right on the street where the building is located. The Kilburn station is just 3 minutes away, which allows people to get an easy access to the center of London for such a short time. There is a bus stop right in front of the building which is another benefit that you get.

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The building itself is well maintained, clean, and really well kept. Selna, the manager, is a lovely person, ready to help with everything. Really kind and communicative, which encourages interesting conversations to occur. Absolutely my favorite. Both hands up for renting out from the Quarters Kilburn. Recommending!!!

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Satisfied with everything that it’s provided and is shown on the ads.

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Haven’t experienced any problems yet, but the management team is ready to take and help with any problems raised.

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Location is great and the management team are really friendly and helpful!

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Review Date Oct 2022

Overall, the location was excellent and it’s easy to go to everywhere! But the high street side that my room is facing is quite noisy

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Location is great and the management team are really friendly and helpful! when I was renting before rental further increased I think the price is slightly expensive but still reasonable for the quality of the place n how central it is! But it is quite small as well , I mean for me living alone n working hybrid it’s okay actually, but it’s definitely not spacious. The other only downside is that the lift were sometimes out of service sadly

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It’s bit noisy at night which I need ear plug at night

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I think the building management handle query super quickly for real ( other than the life repairmen usually takes quite a few days)

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Good Place for Short Stay

Review Date Oct 2022

The building is located near the Kilburn Park station, which could take bakerloo line from there. The area also has some grocery shops, one Tesco at the next door distance, and minutes walk to M&S. There are also many restaurants and shops around the corner.

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I am quite happy with my room, and I must say that the building is well-managed by professional teams, whom are easy to reach. The only shortage is the lift which is a little bit small, so that it might take some manual for you to carry you big moving boxes to upstairs. Otherwise, the sound proofing of the balcony window is good, you can only hear the sound ambulance and heavy track passing by when you closed it.

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Visited before moving, so have learnt quite much about the property

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I would say that there are quick responses to the residence’s requirements.

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