London Boroughs: Camden
Camden is one of London’s most diverse boroughs stretching from the central entertainment and business districts of Covent Garden and Holborn in its south, up through Euston, Kings Cross and trendy Camden Town to the leafy and affluent Hampstead area.
The borough as it stands today was created in 1965 by the joining of the metropolitan boroughs of Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras. Among the many sites and attractions in Camden are the British Museum, the British Library, many schools of the University of London including University College London, the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, part of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill, Highgate Cemetery, Camden Market and Hampstead Heath.
The population is ethnically mixed and the borough has its share of extremely wealthy and very poor residents. Some of the famous names who have lived in the borough include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, John Keats, John Maynard Keynes, Aldous Huxley, Henry Moore and a slew of modern actors and rock stars. Here are some key facts about the London Borough of Camden.
Area: 22 sq.km
Population: 217,000 – 52.7% British
10.3% South Asian
The council runs 41 primary schools, 9 secondary schools and 6 special schools
47% of residents in employment have a degree
17% of people of working age have no qualification
39 Conservation areas
4,700 listed buildings
36 music venues, 22 theatres, 38 art galleries, 8 cinemas, 16 museums
1.9% of land area of Greater London, 2.9% of population of Greater London, 6.1% of jobs in Greater London
73% of Camden’s population under 45, average age 35
Average annual gross earnings of full-time employees with workplaces in Camden £32,670 in 2006
Belsize, Bloomsbury, Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Cantelowes, Fortune Green, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Town, Haverstock, Highgate, Holborn and Covent Garden, Kentish Town, Kilburn, King’s Cross, Regent’s Park, St Pancras and Somers Town, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead
Address: Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE – Map
Tel:020 7278 4444
Textphone:020 7974 6866