camden, chalk farm, hampstead, primrose hill & kentish town

Camden, Belsize Park
 
Camden Lock


CAMDEN, NW1

World famous Camden Town is a tourist haven, particularly at weekends when Camden Lock and the indoor and outdoor markets are packed with visitors. But there are also plenty of quiet places away from the crowds and tourist tat.

Camden Town has lots of trendy pubs, bars and nightclubs, along with fashionable cafes and restaurants, as well as open green spaces at nearby Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath. It is also a prime destination for music gigs, particularly as far as indie music is concerned, with established venues such as the legendary Jazz Café and Barfly.

Camden varies enormously, with a plethora of ex-local authority homes dominating the southern part of town, while there are lots of Victorian and Georgian houses, many of which have been converted into flats, in the north.

Camden Town and Mornington Crescent (both Northern Line, Zone 2), along with Camden Road (London Overground, Zone 2) offer easy access to central London, as do the high number of 24-hour bus services that operate in the area. 

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The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm


CHALK FARM, NW5

Situated directly to the north of Camden Town is Chalk Farm, a short walk from affluent Primrose Hill. Much like Camden, the area attracts revellers from all walks of life, due to its lively pubs, restaurants and live music venues, including the world famous Roundhouse.

Whether a Georgian house or a Victorian conversion, homes released onto the market in Chalk Farm are often snapped up within a very short space of time. This buzzing neighbourhood is popular with a variety of homebuyers and renters, particularly young professionals attracted by the good local transport links who are seeking an easy commute into town.

The nearest tube station is Chalk Farm (Northern Line, Zone 2), while there are plenty of 24-hour bus services in the area along with neighbouring Camden, five minutes south.

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Hampstead Heath


HAMPSTEAD, NW3

Located in the London Borough of Camden, Hampstead is an affluent area, reflected by reports that its village is home to more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom.

There is plenty to see and do in Hampstead. You can discover Hampstead’s great restaurants, bars and pubs, or simply take a stroll over Hampstead Heath or explore the area’s upmarket boutiques.

Hampstead High Street consists of a wide selection of ladies’ and men’s fashion outlets alongside some of the better-known quality brands, including Reiss, Whistles, Hobbs, Kurt Geiger, Trilogy, Nicole Farhi and Jaeger.

Hampstead High Street is also home to an unbeatable range of independent butchers, fishmongers, bakers, health and beauty, florists, art galleries, home ware, gifts and book shops.

Unsurprisingly, Hampstead is one of the most sought-after areas of London in which to live, reflected by high property and rent prices. The district features a range of property types, including large Edwardian houses and Victorian terraces, as well as small cottages, purpose-built flats, mews houses and mansion blocks.

The area is well served by good transport links; Tube links include Hampstead and Belsize Park (both on the Northern Line, Zone 2), while Hampstead Heath and Gospel Oak stations are on the London Overground Line, Zone 2. The area is also well served by a wide selection of buses, offering good links to other parts of the capital.

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Hope Chapel in Kentish Town


KENTISH TOWN, NW5

Neighbouring Highgate and Hampstead, Kentish Town is growing increasingly sought-after, especially among middle class professionals.

This contemporary neighbourhood is home to a wide variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. There is also a local library, snooker hall and a street market nearby at Queen’s Crescent.

Avid walkers will love Parliament Fields, which aside from open green space, also offers access to a public outdoor swimming pool, tennis, bowls and a running track.

Kentish Town is a mixed area consisting of a variety of homes, from graceful Victorian homes and four-storey houses to small villas and ex-council housing offering good value for money and a respectable sense of community.

Kentish Town (Northern Line and Capital Connect, Zone 2) and Kentish Town West (London Overground, Zone 2) provide good transport links, along with frequent buses, including a 24-hour service.

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Views from Primrose HIll


PRIMROSE HILL, NW1 & NW8

Located a stone’s throw from Camden Town and Chalk Farm, lies the delightfully picturesque village of Primrose Hill, home to the rich and famous and its public park, which gives the place its name.

Primrose Hill (the park), which offers some of the most striking views across London’s skyline including many of its famous landmarks, attracts residents and visitors from all walks of life. Regent’s Park and Regent’s Canal are located nearby, as is London Zoo.

Primrose Hill, which retains many of its original features, is a quiet area, packed with fashionable cafes, restaurants and pubs, particularly in the main village. There is also a good selection of independent fashion boutiques, most of which are situated on one main high street, along with specialist shops offering organic products.

The general shortage of properties in Primrose Hill has left estate agents in the area crying out for more housing stock to meet strong demand from people looking to buy or rent property in the area.

Despite some new-build homes, the area is dominated by larger, older-style properties on wide tree-lined streets, including some of the most beautifully coloured houses and flats in London; from multi-storey stucco-fronted houses and Victorian terraces, to large converted and purpose-built apartments.

The nearest Tube stations are Chalk Farm and Camden Town (both Northern Line, Zone 2), while the area is also well served by 24-hour bus services in nearby Chalk Farm and Camden Town.

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