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London’s colorful Camden Markets The colorful Camden Markets in the Borough of Camden, London

London has a wide array of fantastic neighborhoods to stay in during a holiday or longer visit to the capital of England. In this article, we’ll highlight an area that’s often overlooked when searching for the perfect accommodation in London: the Borough of Camden. Located just north of the City of London, a bohemian Camden is more affordable than the inner city neighborhoods, while still very central and nearby many London landmarks. The alternative vibe and vibrant culture of Camden make it a great place to stay for both holiday-goers and travelers looking for long-term accommodation.

Welcome to Camden

The London Borough of Camden is located in the northern part of the city, and neighbors the City of London to the south, the City of Westminster and Brent to the west, Barnet and Haringey to the north, and Islington to the east. Camden Town, or Camden, is the central neighborhood of the Borough of Camden. Camden Town is well known for its famous Camden Markets, and also for its many pubs and live music venues. The community offers a very diverse culture, which expresses itself in colorful restaurants serving food from all over the world, unique shops you won’t find anywhere else in London, and a music scene featuring just about any style you can think of. Welcome to Camden! Read the entire story here…»


The Charles Dickens Museum The Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum in London is the only remaining London home of the late Charles Dickens. Located in Camden, the museum was first opened in 1925 and is still a great place to visit today. There are four floors, each holding items related to the great Victorian novelist. The Museum is open daily and is a great place to visit for the literary buff or just anyone who wants to be up close with history.

New York Habitat has plenty of apartment rentals for you in Camden, as well as accommodations throughout London. For instance, this two-bedroom rental in Clerkenwell, Camden – Islington (LN-1054) is in the heart of London and is a great place to stay if you plan on visiting the Charles Dickens Museum.


Photo of Lincoln's Inn Photo of Lincoln's Inn

Lincoln’s Inn is one of the four inns of Court in London. The four inns of court are where barristers are called to the bar. Located in the neighborhood of Camden, Lincoln’s Inn is said to be named after Lincoln de Lacy, the third Earl of Lincoln, there is also some proof that this may be the oldest of the four inns. This beautiful building is a great place to see during your trip to London.

-If you plan on visiting London but haven’t found a place to stay, we have plenty of accommodations in Camden. For example, take a look at this two bedroom apartment rental in Camden Town, Camden-Brent (LN-786), it is fully furnished and is within walking distance of many of London’s most famous attractions.


Photo of the British Library Photo of the British Library

The British Library is one of the largest libraries in the world and is continuing to grow. Over 3 million books are added to the collection each year and has items dating back to 300 BC. In a 1911 act of parliament, a law was passed in which the British Library receives a free copy of every book published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Located in Camden, London, the library has many reading rooms for visitors to do research and anyone can receive a reading pass.

If you’re looking to come to the city for your next trip, New York Habitat constantly proposes new accommodations for rent throughout London. For example, this one bedroom vacation rental in Bloomsbury, Westminster (LN-663) is close by to the British Library and is near two underground tube stations, King’s Cross and Russell Square.


Photo of a barge in Camden-Brent Photo of a barge in Camden-Brent

One of the most scenic and unique ways to see London is on the water—not from one of the ubiquitous tourist boats that take you up and down the Thames but from a colorful narrowboat cruising leisurely along Regents Canal, offering views of the city that cannot be seen from anywhere else. Fortunately, there are a few services in northern London that afford you this chance—and, of course, there are more than a few  accommodations in London to make your stay even more spectacular.

London’s waterways used to be the highways of the city, allowing transportation to some of the most famous and frequently visited sights. Boatmen would row passengers on long, narrow boats and “leg it” through tight tunnels, using their feet to propel off of low ceilings. Nowadays, these trips continue to take visitors past stunning views in style, including Lords’ Cricket Grounds, the London Zoo and Lord Snowdon’s aviary in Regent’s Park, the gardens in St. John’s Woods, the beauty and serenity of Maida Vale and celebrated Camden Locks. Read the entire story here…»


Camden Lock Market London Pic Camden Lock Market London

In London, summer is the perfect time to forego high street fashion chains and head to outdoor markets for one-of-a-kind finds. This city certainly has a lot to choose from: the perennial favorite, Portobello Road between Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove; the edgier Spitalfields Market not far from the City; the sprawling stalls of Brixton and Brick Lane. But nothing compares to Camden Market for sheer size and cool surroundings—and a stay in a nearby NY Habitat London apartment is a sure way to feel like you’ve not only seen the city but lived it…and you’ll have the packages to prove it!

Okay, so it’s easy to mistake Camden Markets for the site of an outdoor concert. They are crowded, especially on weekends—but that’s all part of the charm. Navigating, however, is quite another story.
Camden can appeal to shoppers of every stripe. For antiques, there’s Camden Passage Market, which is a lot like the Victoria & Albert Museum without walls. For club gear, t-shirts, trainers and knock-offs—all of it pretty cheap, at least by British standards—head to The Camden Market, closest to Camden Town Tube stop, and Camden Canal Market, with the added bonus of a nice view and a few canal-side cafés when all that shopping becomes a bit overwhelming, which it inevitably will. Stables Market, farther from the Tube, has some of the most original offerings. Gathered near the back, by what used to be the horse hospital, are independent artists and craftspeople, as well as a two-floor antique mall and scattered food stands. Read the entire story here…»