Camden is regarded as the sixth-most heavily populated district in the UK with 11,627 people per km².
As of 2015, the population of Camden was 241,059. By mid-2017, the population was estimated at 253,400.
Camden is located in North West London and is a part of Inner London.
Camden was formed in 1965 from Hampstead, Holborn, and St Pancras metropolitan boroughs. The area got its name from Charles Pratt who was the 1st Earl Camden.
There are four fire stations in Camden, namely Belsize, West Hampstead, Euston and Kentish Town, and they are all operated by the London Fire Brigade.
The Metropolitan Police Service is responsible for Camden’s policing and there are two police stations in the area; one in Holborn and another in Kentish Town.
Santander UK and Atlantic Books have their head office in Camden.
Camden is popular for its street markets, some of which have been in existence since the 1970's and earlier. Some of the more popular markets include Camden Lock Market, Buck Street Market, and Stables Market.
Some of the biggest attractions in Camden include Bloomsbury Theatre, Dominion Theatre, Drama Centre London, BT Tower, Camden Arts Centre, Highgate Cemetery, Jewish Museum London, Keats' House, Freud Museum, Grant Museum of Zoology, Camden Catacombs, Dickens House, Foundling Museum, Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill Lido, Phoenix Garden, The Roundhouse, Shaftesbury Theatre, London Zoo, London Astoria, Electric Ballroom, and Primrose Hill.
Camden south is situated in the Central Activities Zone and consists of Bloomsbury, Holborn, and King's Cross. Camden north includes Hampstead, Hampstead Heath and Kentish Town.
Camden is bordered by City of London and City of Westminster to the south, Barnet and Haringey to the north, Brent to the west, and Islington to the east.
Camden Town Hall can be found on Judd Street in St Pancras.
The current Mayor of Camden is Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells.
Camden’s total land size amounts to about 21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi).
Camden’s official website is www.camden.gov.uk
The former Camden Town market was demolished in 2015. This was done to create additional space for the Hawley Wharf redevelopment project.
Camden is a major hub for London Buses. Parts of the A400 (Camden Street and Camden High Street) and A503 (Camden Road) are red routes. This means vehicles are not allowed to stop on these routes for any reason.
The Camden Town Tube Station is close to many of the area’s attraction, including the markets. It also serves as a crucial interchange station for the Edgware, High Barnet, Bank, and Charing Cross Northern line branches.
London Underground services in Camden are handled by the Hammersmith & City, Circle, Central, Metropolitan, Northern, Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Other stations in Camden include Euston, Warren Street, Euston Square, Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street, Russell Square, Holborn, Mornington Crescent, Chancery Lane, Chalk Farm, Camden Town, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead, and Kentish Town.
Amy Winehouse resided in Camden Town and died in July 2011 in Camden Square.