Top 5 new developments in Camden

People on bridge over Camden locks

Where are the best new developments in Camden? We explore the North London borough’s finest new homes – as rated by the residents themsleves. So, whether you’re looking to buy or rent in Camden, these five schemes should be on your shortlist.

The borough of Camden covers a large area of North London. It stretches from Kilburn in the west to Highgate in the east, and right down to Bloomsbury and Holborn to the south.

Camden was created in 1965 by the merging of previous metropolitan boroughs Hampstead, Holborn and St Pancras. The borough takes its name from Camden Town – one of its best-known visitor attractions.

Camden Town

Tourists flock to Camden Town’s locks, market and music venues

The locks, market and iconic music venues in Camden Town add some rock and roll grit and glamour to the otherwise genteel borough of Camden. A magnet for alternative muscial cultures for many decades, Camden Town has enjoyed a facelift over the past few years.

The old market was demolished and replaced by the Hawley Wharf redevelopment programme in 2015. A good selection of other new or refurbished homes have also appeared in greater numbers in the area since.

Camden highlights

Its sheer size means that Camden includes a huge number of North London’s visitor attractions. West End venues, such as the Dominion, Bloomsbury and Shatesbury theatres fall within the borough, along with green spaces like Hampstead Heath and Highgate Cemetery.

Houses beside Primrose Hill park in the borough of Camden
Multi-coloured houses overlooking Primrose Hill park

London Zoo also falls within Camden’s bounds, along with the eastern side of Regent’s Park and the beautiful Primrose Hill park. Prominent buildings include the beautiful St Pancras and King’s Cross railways stations with the adjoining Coal Drops Yard, as well as the British Library and British Museum.

The best new developments in Camden

So what are the highest-rated new developments in this northerly borough? We discover the five new homes schemes that residents have rated as the best on HomeViews.

1. Hampstead Manor, NW3

Mount Anvil
4.75 (based on 7 reviews) 4.75 (7 reviews)
Area guide to Camden

Our highest-rated development in Camden is the beautiful Hampstead Manor. This development includes apartments set within the Grade II listed building, as well as stylish new-build homes. The site enjoys a prime setting just minutes from the centre of Hampstead Village and offers a selection of 156 homes set over 13 buildings.

Read reviews and details of Hampstead Manor, NW3

2. Plimsoll Building, N1C

King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
4.42 (based on 5 reviews) 4.42 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Camden
Situated in Kings Cross, the Plimsoll Building is a mixed-use development comprising of 255 residential units with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studios alongside a nursery school, a primary school and community meeting facilities. Residents can enjoy access to a onsite gym, a residents’ lounge as well as communal gardens. The […] Read reviews and details of Plimsoll Building, N1C

3. The Triton Building, NW1

British Land
4.12 (based on 8 reviews) 4.12 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Camden
Triton Building is a British Land residential development comprising of 162 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the borough of Camden. The development is centrally located and lies between Warren Street and Great Portland Street Underground Stations that offer Victoria and Northern line services over London. Read reviews and details of The Triton Building, NW1

4. ONYX Apartments, N1C

Taylor Wimpey Central London
4.00 (based on 7 reviews) 4.00 (7 reviews)
Area guide to Camden
The Onyx Apartments is a Taylor Wimpey development made up 117 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Situated in the heart of King’s Cross, its residents benefit from easy access to six major London Underground lines: the Victoria, the Northern, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Piccadilly routes.   Read reviews and details of ONYX Apartments, N1C

5. Camden Courtyards, NW1

Barratt London
3.91 (based on 10 reviews) 3.91 (10 reviews)
Area guide to Camden
Camden Courtyards
Camden Courtyards is a Barratt development that’s home to a selection of 164 residential apartments. There are one, two and three-bedrooms and duplexes available here. Convenient transport links are on the doorstep – the development is adjacent to Camden Road Station and just an eight-minute walk from Camden Town tube station. Read reviews and details of Camden Courtyards, NW1

House prices in Camden

The borough of Camden covers a large area a wide range of price points. However, according to the latest figures from Zoopla, the average property price in Camden currently sits at £1,050,079 (Sept 2020). The average price paid for a Camden flat over the past 12 months was £765,668.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.

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