London Borough of Camden

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Camden High Street © J.Ligero & I.Barrios/cc-by-sa-4.0

Camden High Street © J.Ligero & I.Barrios/cc-by-sa-4.0

The London Borough of Camden is a borough in Inner London, and historically a part of Middlesex. Camden Town Hall, on Euston Road, lies 1.4 miles north of Charing Cross. Most of the borough is seen as part of north London, but the borough’s southern (more central) areas of Bloomsbury and Holborn are sometimes described as part of the West End of London. The local authority is Camden London Borough Council. The borough was named after Camden Town, which had gained its name from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden in 1795. The transcribed diaries of William Copeland Astbury, recently made available, describe Camden and the surrounding areas in great detail from 1829–1848. Sir Jan inspired many of his art works in this area. There are 172 English Heritage blue plaques in the borough of Camden representing the many diverse personalities that have lived there.

The borough was formed in 1965 from the merger of the metropolitan boroughs of St Pancras, Hampstead and Holborn. The first two of these had there origins in medieval Ancient Parishes of the same name, while Holborn was formed by a union of much smaller units. The southern part of the borough is in the Central Activities Zone including Holborn, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross. The northern part of the borough includes the less densely developed areas of Hampstead, Hampstead Heath and Kentish Town. Neighbouring boroughs are the City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Brent to the west of the originally Roman Watling Street (now the A5 Road), Barnet and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east (List of districts in Camden).

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Among the major public or private bodies are: The Architectural Association, Birkbeck, University of London, The British Library, British Medical Association, The British Museum, Cancer Research UK, Central School of Speech and Drama, Euston station, Fordham University (London Centre), Francis Crick Institute, Friends House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Goodenough College, Lincoln’s Inn, King’s Cross railway station, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (part of University of London), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, National Union of Students, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Veterinary College (Camden Campus), Senate House (University of London), School of Oriental and African Studies, Slade School of Fine Art, St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras railway station, Student Central, Trades Union Congress (TUC), University College Hospital, University College London, The University of Law, University of London Union, Wellcome Trust and Working Men’s College.

Among the main attractions are:Camden parks and open spaces, Bloomsbury Theatre, BT Tower, Camden Arts Centre, Camden catacombs, Catacombs of London, Camden Market, parts of Covent Garden, Dickens House, Dominion Theatre, Drama Centre London, Fenton House, Foundling Museum, Freud Museum, Grant Museum of Zoology, Gray’s Inn, Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead Heath, Hatton Garden, Highgate Cemetery, Jewish Museum London, Keats House, Kenwood House, Lincoln’s Inn, Parliament Hill Lido, Phoenix Garden, the eastern part of Regent’s Park is in the borough, The Roundhouse, Russell Square, Shaftesbury Theatre, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Upstairs at The Gatehouse, World’s End, London Zoo, London Astoria, Electric Ballroom, Wellcome Collection, Primrose Hill and St. Pancras Library.

Read more on The London Borough of Camden, LoveCamden.org, VisitLondon.com – Things to do in Camden Town, CamdenTownLondon.co.uk, Wikivoyage Camden and Wikipedia Borough of Camden (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.








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