London Borough of Camden
About London Borough of Camden
Camden stretches from Covent Garden in central London to the former villages of Hampstead and Highgate in the hills to the north. Internationally significant Georgian planned environments such as Bloomsbury characterise the south of the Borough. From Euston Road north, through Camden Town and Kentish Town, railway infrastructure and the Victorian city expansion that this facilitated are dominant. The railway legacy has created many of Camden’s current and future growth areas at the mainline stations of King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston, but also Camden Goods Yard, Kentish Town and West Hampstead. Camden is home to London’s biggest university campus and its accessibility to Oxford and Cambridge has contributed to the largest concentration of scientific and knowledge based organisations anywhere in the world. It is an incredibly diverse borough with an excellent cultural offer including the British Library, Francis Crick Institute, museums, theatres and music venues. There is a wide range of housing types, commercial buildings and hospitals as well as green spaces. Camden Council’s ambitious Community Investment Programme is designed to provide affordable homes, schools, parks and facilities for our communities.