Famous for being Amy Whinehouse's old stomping ground, Camden is not short of entertainment, culture and vibrancy, but it also offers fantastic opportunities for the young, less corporate companies to base themselves out of.

The appeal

  • A short distance from King's Cross (5 mins on tube or a walk down the canal)
  • Quick connection to Soho, The City, London Bridge on Northern Line
  • Great value for money
  • Fantastic nightlife, music scene and food options
  • A more casual and friendly feel than other more business-like locations

About Camden

Think of Camden and no doubt images of bustling music venues, market street stalls and the canal will pop into your head. These are the scenes that have come to encapsulate the area since it became popular with musicians, artists and intellectuals back in the 60s, when it became known for its run-down period building that were perfect for restoration. As such, you'd be forgiven for not immediately considering it as a place to locate your new headquarters, but for the right company, Camden offers incredible value for money in an area full of culture and action.

Location-wise Camden has Chalk farm to the north,  Islington to the east, King's Cross to the south and Regent's park to the west. The centre is packed full of markets, bars, cafes giving it some true alternative charm and creating a real buzz about it. If you need to escape the markets and hustle and bustle of Camden centre, its canal offers a great respite and with Primrose hill a 10 minute walk from the station it's easy to find a quiet spot and some open space.

The northern line provides the main connection links into town. Being on both branches of the northern line means King's Cross, Old Street, Soho, Liverpool Street and London Bridge are all within 20 mins of the station, making most of the key business areas of London fairly accessible.

While Camden might be known for having particular appeal for creative companies, rising costs in King's Cross, Old Street and more central locations have meant all sorts of organisations including tech and finance have decided to take advantage of what Camden has to offer. As a result a significant number of serviced office providers have set up shop in the area with LABS in particular leading the way having opened up 4 centres nearby over the last few years.    

Entertainment

Camden's live music scene is world famous and has been host to legends like The Who, Prince, The Clash, Madness and many more. Today there's something on almost every night with The Roundhouse, The Electric Ballroom and the Jazz Cafe being some of the more popular places to see a gig. So if you're looking for after-work entertainment you won't have to go far.

The area also boasts an incredible selection of food stalls at the numerous markets and some great little lunch places tucked away off the main streets. There's very little need to go much further afield but if you were looking for more upmarket options,  granary square in King's Cross is a 20 minute walk down the canal away and offers some of London's finest dining.

There's no shortage of places to drink in Camden either: coffee shops abound and pubs are on every corner. Again if you want a more upmarket cocktail bar you may have to go a little further afield, but for everything else Camden has you covered.

Finally, the area is well known for its art and culture. The Camden Arts Centre hosts many thought provoking exhibitions throughout the year and there are plenty of theatres and comedy nights to keep you entertained.

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