Camden is one of my favourite places in London. It’s not a place I would like to live in, I don’t go shopping there, and I only visit it maybe once a year these days. I used to go there more often when I lived nearby, a few years ago, usually for dinner in one of the many restaurants.
So, why do I call it one of my favourite places, then?
I think Camden epitomises the spirit of London: the heady mix of old and new, refined and eccentric… well maybe more eccentric than refined in this particular case. Camden is in-your-face, unapologetic and gritty; yet no other area in London captures that unique tolerance that welcomes everyone – whoever they are – quite as well.
And then there are the absolutely wacky 3D shop facades on Camden High Street, of course… Yes, Punk is very much alive and well, at least in Camden Town…
I hope you enjoyed our brief ‘walk’