About Camden

about camden

Camden: home to sprawling street markets, world-famous music venues, first-class museums and theatres, London Zoo, 681 acres of Hampstead Heath and some of the city’s busiest transport hubs.

The London Borough of Camden is a hugely diverse wedge of 22 square kilometres of inner London. With bustling Covent Garden at its tip and fed by the arteries of Euston and King’s Cross, the borough fans out to Kilburn in the west, Hampstead and Highgate in the north and Kentish Town to the east.

Camden has 36 designated Conservation Areas, over 5,600 listed buildings and the seventh largest economy in the UK, with an estimated 248,000 jobs.

The borough as we know it today was created in 1965 by the merger of three metropolitan boroughs: Hampstead, St Pancras and Holborn. It was named after the first Earl of Camden, Charles Pratt, who started the development of Camden Town in 1791.

Camden's population is approximately 217,000 – around 3% of the total population of London.

The Council prides itself on paying all its staff and contractors the London Living Wage (LLW). Camden has also committed to becoming the country’s first Timewise council as part of its work to help parents balance work with childcare.

Camden wants to be a leader in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. For more information, visit our Timewise page

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