Local Camden Estate Agents

Camden Town, often known simply as Camden, is one of the most colourful and eclectic neighbourhoods in London, famous for its markets, canals, live music scene and alternative culture. As one of the most experienced Camden estate agents, Aston Chase is perfectly placed to support those looking to make this their next home, or invest in the area.

Focused around the iconic Camden High Street, the neighbourhood is probably most famous for its street markets, which are busy and bustling throughout the week and particularly at weekends.  In total, the area boasts five markets, selling an incredible selection of food, clothing, antiques, jewellery and souvenirs, plus everything in between.

The High Street is also home to a multitude of chain and independent shops, as well as innumerable bars, pubs, restaurants and music venues. Hundreds of top name artists have graced these streets over the years, playing at venues including the Roundhouse, Koko and the Electric Ballroom. Meanwhile, popular restaurants include Gilgamesh, the Edinboro Castle and the York and Albany.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the high street, those looking for houses or flats to rent in Camden may be surprised by how tranquil it can be.  Walking its streets, you will find a diverse mix of Victorian and Georgian terraces, interspersed with larger houses and contemporary new build flats in Camden, meaning it is suitable for a range of budgets and requirements.

Camden is also well located for a number of green spaces, with Hampstead Heath, Regents Park, Primrose Hill and St Martin’s Gardens all an easy walk or bus ride away. The area also boasts an enviable position on the Regent’s canal, perfect for a weekend stroll or bike ride to explore neighbouring areas.

Those looking for property for sale in Camden are likely to be attracted by its position, as it sits just a couple of miles north of central London. It is extremely well connected, accessible via Camden Town, Chalk Farm and Mornington Crescent London Underground stations. The area is also served by the London Overground with Camden Road station just a short stroll from the High Street.

Families are well catered for in terms of education with some excellent schools close by, including the well-performing state secondary schools, Camden School for Girls and Regents High School, amongst others.

If you’re starting your search for a rental property or property for sale in Camden, then come and talk to one of our Camden estate agents about your needs. We will work closely with you to understand exactly what you are looking for and our unrivalled local knowledge means we will show you only the most exclusive and high quality homes to match you’re requirements.

History

The area is named after Charles Pratt, the original Earl of Camden, who initiated development of Camden Town in 1791. Its development accelerated in 1820 with the opening of the Regents Canal, seeing the local population and employment opportunities rise dramatically.

The area changed again in the 1960s with the introduction of numerous housing developments, altering the street layout. Then in the 1970s, Camden Lock was renovated to house the craft and food markets we see today, ensuring its reputation as a popular tourist destination.


Property

Those looking for houses or flats to rent in Camden will find a diverse mix of Victorian and Georgian terraces, interspersed with larger houses and contemporary new build flats.

There are a number of impressive loft style developments around the canal itself, as well as some unusual modern architectural styles in the Camden conservation area around Murray and Camden Mews.


Shopping

Focused around the iconic Camden High Street, the neighbourhood is home to a multitude of chain and independent shops in addition to its famous street markets, which are busy and bustling throughout the week and particularly at weekends. In total, the area boasts five markets, selling an incredible selection of food, clothing, antiques, jewellery and souvenirs, plus everything in between.


Eating & Drinking

Innumerable bars, pubs, restaurants and music venues can be found on and around Camden High Street. Hundreds of top name artists have graced these streets over the years, playing at venues including the Roundhouse, Koko and the Electric Ballroom. Popular restaurants include Gilgamesh, the Edinboro Castle and the York and Albany.


Parks

There are a number of green spaces within easy reach of Camden Town, including Hampstead Heath, Regents Park, Primrose Hill and St Martin’s Gardens. The area also boasts an enviable position on the Regent’s canal, perfect for a weekend stroll or bike ride to explore neighbouring areas.


Transport

The area boasts enviable transport links, including Camden Town, Chalk Farm and Mornington Crescent London Underground stations. Residents are also served by the London Overground, with Camden Road station just a short stroll from the High Street.

Popular bus routes in the area include the No 4 (Hampstead Heath-Pimlico), No 27 (Chalk Farm-Chiswick Park), No 29 (Trafalgar Square-Wood Green), No 88 (Camden Town-Clapham Common) and No 253 (Hackney Central-Euston).


Schools

Families are well catered for in terms of education with some excellent schools close by, including the well-performing state secondary schools, Camden School for Girls and Regents High School, amongst others.


Council Tax

Camden Town is in the London Borough of Camden. The following council tax rates are for 2015/2016.

Band A: £891.32
Band B: £1,039.74
Band C: £1,188.27
Band D: £1,336.81
Band E: £1,633.88
Band F: £1,930.95
Band G: £2,228.02
Band H: £2,673.62