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History

Toponymy
Camden Town is named after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden. His earldom was styled after his estate, Camden Place near Chislehurst in Kent (now in the London Borough of Bromley), formerly owned by historian William Camden. The name, which appears on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, was later applied to the early 20th century Camden Town Group of artists and the London borough of Camden, created in 1965.

Urban development
Camden Town stands on land which was once the manor of Kentish Town. Sir Charles Pratt, a radical 18th century lawyer and politician, acquired the manor through marriage. In 1791, he started granting leases for houses to be built in the manor. In 1816, the Regent's Canal was built through the area. Up to at least the mid 20th century, Camden Town was considered an "unfashionable" locality.{{cite book |last = Dunton |first = Larkin |authorlink = |title = The World and Its People |publisher = Silver, Burdett |series =
|year = 1896 |page = 29}} The Camden markets, which started in 1973 and have grown since then, attract many visitors all week. Camden Lock Village, then known as Camden Lock market, suffered a major fire, but no injuries, on 9 February 2008. It has since recovered. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Governance

Camden Town, previously in the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras, became part of the London Borough of Camden when it was created in 1965.

Political constituencies
Camden Town is contained in the following political constituencies for different purposes, listed with some incumbents as of 2012:
*Camden London Borough Council: London Borough of Camden. 54 Councillor#United Kingdom, Labour control.
**Camden Town with Primrose Hill Wards of the United Kingdom, returns three Borough councillors.
*Parliamentary constituency: Holborn and St Pancras (UK Parliament constituency). Frank Dobson, Labour Party (UK), Member of parliament since 1983.
*London Assembly: Barnet and Camden (London Assembly constituency). Andrew Dismore, Labour Party.
*European Parliament: London (European Parliament constituency). Returns eight Member of the European Parliament. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Geography

Camden Town is on relatively flat ground at above sea level, north-northwest of Charing Cross. To the north are the hills of Hampstead and Highgate. The culverted, subterranean river River Fleet flows from its source on Hampstead Heath through Camden Town south to the Thames. The Regent's Canal runs through the north of Camden Town.
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|title = '''Neighbouring areas of London.'''
|Northwest = Chalk Farm and Belsize Park
|North = Kentish Town
|Northeast = Holloway, London
|West = Regent's Park
|Centre = Camden Town
|East = Islington
|Southwest = Fitzrovia
|South = Somers Town, London
|Southeast = Kings Cross, London
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Economy

In recent years, entertainment-related businesses and a Holiday Inn have moved into the area. A number of retail and food chain outlets have replaced independent shops driven out by high rents and redevelopment. Restaurants have thrived, with the variety of culinary traditions found in London. Many restaurants are a little away from the markets, on Camden High Street and its side streets, Parkway, Chalk Farm Road, and Bayham Street. The plan to re-develop the historic Stables Market led to a steel and glass extension built on the edges of the site in 2006 and increased the market's capacity.

Camden street markets

Camden is well known for its markets: these date from the 1970s or later, except for Camden Market#Inverness Street Market, for over a century a small food market serving the local community,[http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2010/feb/camdens-oldest-market-inverness-street-%E2%80%98could-go-under%E2%80%99 Camden New Journal: Camden's oldest market in Inverness Street ‘could go under’, 11 February 2010] though by 2013 all foodstuff and produce stalls had gone, leaving only touristy stalls. Camden Lock market proper started in a former timber-yard in 1973, and is now surrounded by five more markets: Camden Market#Buck Street Market, Camden Market#Historic Stables Market, Camden Market#Camden Lock Village, and an indoor market in the Camden Market#Electric Ballroom. The markets are a major tourist attraction at weekends, selling goods of all types including fashion, lifestyle, books, food, junk/antiques and more bizarre items; they and the surrounding shops are popular with young people, in particular those searching for "alternative" clothing. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Transport

Tube
Camden Town Tube station is near the markets and other attractions. It is a key interchange station for the Bank, Charing Cross, Edgware and High Barnet Northern Line branches. The station was not designed to cope with the volume of traffic it handles since the area increased in popularity. It is very crowded at weekends, and, , is closed to outbound passengers on Sunday afternoons for safety reasons. London Underground has made many proposals to upgrade the station. In 2004 a proposal requiring the compulsory purchase and demolition of 'the Triangle'—land bordered by Kentish Town Road, Buck Street and Camden High Street—was rejected by Camden Council after opposition from local people; of 229 letters, only 2 supported the scheme. and tube stations also serve the area.

Camden Town tube station is exit-only at times when market-related traffic would cause dangerous overcrowding on the narrow platforms; on Sundays from 13:00 to 17:00. At these times, TfL advises tube users to use the nearest alternative station, , instead.

Rail
is a London Overground station at the corner of Royal College Street and Camden Road. It is on the line from Richmond in the West to Stratford station on the Olympic site in the East. The nearest National Rail station is station on the Thameslink route on the Midland Main Line. and terminals are both within 20 minutes walk of Camden Town.

Roads

The area is a major hub for London Buses. Most night buses in north London stop in Camden Town. Parts of the A503 (Camden Road) and A400 (Camden High Street and Camden Street) are designated as Red routes which are major routes into London administered by Transport for London not the London borough. Hackney carriages ply for hire in the area, and there are Taxicab offices. Illegal unlicensed "taxis" tout for business on the street, particularly late at night.[http://www.london.gov.uk/archive/mayor/strategies/sds/camdemtown/executive_summary.rtf http://www.london.gov.uk/archive/mayor/strategies/sds/camdemtown/executive_summary.rtf] ''london.gov.uk''

Regent's Canal
The Regent's Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town. Canal-boat trips along the canal from Camden Lock are popular, particularly in summer. Many of the handrails by the bridges show deep marks worn by the towropes by which horses pulled canal barges until the 1950s, and it is still possible to see ramps on the canal bank designed to assist horses which fell in the canal after being startled by the noise of a train. Camden Lock is a regularly-used traditional manually-operated double canal lock operating between widely separated levels. A large complex of weekend street markets operate around the Lock. The towpath is a pedestrian and cycle route which runs continuously from Maida Vale#Little Venice through Camden Lock to the Islington Tunnel
A regular London Waterbus Company service operates along the Regent's Canal from Camden Lock. Boats depart every hour during the summer months, heading westwards around Regent's Park, calling at London Zoo and on towards Maida Vale. Sightseeing narrow-boat trips run from Camden Lock to Little Venice. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Landmarks

close to the Camden Market]]
close to the Electric Ballroom]]


The Roundhouse Theatre
The Roundhouse is a locomotive engine roundhouse constructed in 1847 for the London and Birmingham Railway. It later had various uses and eventually became derelict. It was converted to a theatre, arts centre and music venue in the 1966, later closed, and re-opened in 2006 as a theatre and music venue.

Historic places
*Camden catacombs ''(see also Catacombs of London)'', not true catacombs but an underground area largely underneath the Camden markets, originally used as stables for horses and pit ponies used to shunt railway wagons.[http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/c/camden_catacombs/index.shtml Subterranean Britannica: Camden Catacombs][http://www.camdenguide.co.uk/news/catacombs.html camdenguide.so.uk] Not open to visitors due to danger of flooding.
*St Pancras Old Church
*The Camden Eye at 2 Kentish Town Road, was formerly known and as the Old Mother Red Cap, the Red Cap and Halfway House. It was also used as a prison.
*St Michael's Church, Camden Town
* The Carreras Cigarette Factory (now Greater London House), a striking Art Deco Egyptian Revival architecture building dating from 1926 to 1928, stands at Mornington Crescent (street) and is distinguished by a pair of -high bronze statues of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.
*Jewish Museum (Camden)
*Arlington House (Camden Town), a hostel for the homeless, one of the Rowton Houses.
* The unusual Sainsbury's supermarket and flats on Camden Road were designed in a High-tech architecture by Nicholas Grimshaw and built on the site of the former large Aerated Bread Company.[http://www.locallocalhistory.co.uk/ctown/p150/pages159-165.htm locallocalhistory.co.uk: The Aerated Bread Company, and The New Sainsbury Building]
*8 Royal College Street, the house of the French poets, Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.
* Bedford Music Hall: Used to stand on Camden High Street. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Notable people

*Richard Ryan (biographer) lived in Camden Town from 1819 until his death in 1849.
*Charles Dickens' second London home was in Bayham Street, Camden in 1822.
*Charles Dickens later moved to 112 College Place, Camden. It was here in College Place (then known as Little College Street) that he boarded with Elizabeth Roylance, a family friend, whom Dickens later immortalised as "Mrs. Pipchin", in Dombey and Son.
*Beryl Bainbridge lived in Albert Street from the 1960s until her death in 2010.
*Playwright Alan Bennett lived in Gloucester Crescent for many years.
*Physicist, mathematician, and engineer Oliver Heaviside was born in Camden Town.
*The author and journalist Bernard Levin grew up in Camden, in Plender Street. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
*The boxer Tom Sayers lived in Camden, and died at No. 257 Camden High Street in 1865. The house now has a plaque.
*The painter Walter Sickert lived and worked as part of the Camden Town Group in Mornington Crescent. In 1908 he painted a group of four paintings entitled collectively ''The Camden Town Murder'', in reference to the notorious Camden Town Murder case of 1907.
*Poet Dylan Thomas owned a house at 54 Delancey Street from 1951 until his death in 1953. There is a plaque on the house today.
*Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have homes in Belsize Park Gardens and College Place in Camden.
*Singer Amy Winehouse lived in Camden Town and was a regular visitor. She was found dead in her Camden Square home in July 2011. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Media

National
To the north of Camden Town station and running along the canal is a modern pop art complex designed by Terry Farrell (architect) as the studios of the former TV-am, now used by MTV (UK and Ireland) but retaining TV-AM's eggcup sculptures along the roof line. Associated Press Television News has its head office in a former gin warehouse near Camden Lock called "The Interchange".

Local
The ''Camden New Journal'' and ''Camden Gazette'' are free, independent weekly newspapers that cover the London Borough of Camden. |population_ref= ( and wards )

Cultural references

In literature
*Writer Charles Dickens, a one-time resident of Camden Town, placed various characters and places in his stories there as well: Bob Cratchit's family in ''A Christmas Carol'' (1843); the Wilkins Micawber in ''David Copperfield (novel)'' (1850); and in ''Dombey and Son'' (1846–1848), a description of the building of the London and Birmingham Railway, includes a trip through Camden Town.

In film
*The 1986 cult comedy film ''Withnail and I'' is set in Camden Town in 1969.
*The 2008 Mike Leigh film ''Happy-Go-Lucky'' largely takes place in Camden Town.

In music
The song "Camden Town" by Suggs (singer) (1995)http://www.songplaces.com/Camden_Town/Camden_North_London_England

The song "Come back to Camden" by Morrissey from the album You are the Quarry(2004)

The song "Johnny Come Lately" by Steve Earle Copper Head Road, 1988. |population_ref= ( and wards )

References

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