Camden Area Guides

Average 3 bedroom flat price

£1,137,16913

London Underground Zone

2

Population

225,1401

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Camden is one of the smaller boroughs within London, with a population of around 225,140 in 20131. It forms part of inner London, based in the north-west. Camden Town is essentially the heartbeat of Camden, acting as the centre of alternative London culture. It’s well known for its bustling marketplace, and a rather entertaining nightlife.

Geography

Camden is predominantly based in north-west London, but it’s more southern areas reach central London. Overall, it covers 8.4 square miles2.

It consists of 15 different areas, including Hampstead, Kings Cross and Primrose Hill.3

Hampstead
Hampstead is one of the most affluent areas in the country, and as such has retained a more independent atmosphere when compared to other places. The big-branded stores are few and far between, with local, family-run shops providing everything the locals’ need.10

Kings Cross
Although known to many for its station, King’s Cross is an incredibly diverse part of London. You’ll find a wide variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and things to do. Some of London’s best music venues and museums can be found in King’s Cross.11

Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill is home to some of the most prominent British celebrities, including Jude Law, Daniel Craig and Jamie Oliver. It is one of the most beautiful locations in the country, with the hill itself offering spectacular views of central London.12

Housing

The average cost of a home in Camden (as of February 2016) is approximately £858,067.*

However, this includes every property type. Detached homes alone are worth considerably more, at around an average of £2,468,393 (again, as of February 2016).

Here is a breakdown of property prices in Camden based on the type of home, compared to the England and Wales average:

Type of HouseCamden averageUK average
Flat£761,277£183,754
Terraced£1,385,283£143,060
Semi-Detached£1,827,305£180,191
Detached£2,468,393£298,876


*The above statistics were found using the
Land Registry app. To use, simply type a UK area into the search bar (in this case ‘Camden’), select ‘House Price Indices’ and then the type of property you want to determine the average price of.

Scroll down and you will see how the average price has changed over the last few months.

Council tax rates for Camden are as shown below:

Council tax rates will also vary, and the bands are displayed below:3

ABCDEFGH
£891£1,040£1,189£1,337£1,634£1,931£2,229£2,674

*Rates shown are for 2015/164

With Camden being so close to the centre of London, prices are obviously going to be quite high. In addition, average property prices have risen in recent years due to gentrification in the area.5

Professionals from the media and art worlds are known to purchase houses in Camden. It offers the perfect blend of luxury and cultural edge.6

However, it’s still possible to find more affordable housing within Camden. As the above table shows, flats are significantly cheaper than other property types.

A lot of the housing is of the late-Georgian, early-Victorian era.6

The people

Like a lot of places in London, Camden has a prominent youth demographic. The largest age group, according to Rentonomy, is those under 20 years of age. It is also quite multicultural. Around 17 percent of non-British-born residents who live in Camden are of Bangladesh nationality, while 11 percent are from the Republic of Ireland.

Schools

Schools for children of various ages in Camden are widely considered to be a good standard.7 There are both public and state schools, at the primary, secondary and further education levels. You can find out everything you need to know about schools in Camden here.

Things to do in Camden

Camden is historically well-known for its market scene. The various markets on offer for people to browse is easily the area’s biggest draw – people visit from all over London.8

The most popular markets are situated within Camden Town, but there are others scattered around the borough.

Because of its rich history, Camden also has several museums that are popular with everyone – from school kids on field trips, to foreign tourists staying in the capital.9

The Canal Museum and the Jewish Museum are just two that you should check out.

There are also a number of excellent parks, great for spending a summer afternoon with the family. The Camley Street Natural Park is a nature reserve that is well worth a visit.

Transport

As Camden is quite centrally located within London, transport links are extensive. A number of Northern Line tube stations are based in Camden, including Camden Town, Mornington Crescent and Warren Street.4 Bus routes and train stations are also quite prominent.

Sources

  1. https://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/social-care-and-health/health-in-camden/joint-strategic-needs-assessment-2012/chapter-1-demographic-chapter.en?page=2
  2. http://www.londonpropertylicensing.co.uk/camden
  3. http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/boroughs/camden/
  4. https://www.ludlowthompson.com/area_guides_Camden/Camden-213.htm
  5. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2a843076-4a6f-11e5-b558-8a9722977189.html
  6. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/area-guides/greater-london/spotlight-on-camden-property-area-guide-30985.html
  7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/education/school_tables/primary/12/html/202.stm
  8. http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/25698508-camden-market
  9. http://camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/contacts/categories/museums-in-and-around-camden/
  10. http://www.movebubble.com/2014/09/completely-fantastic-guide-hampstead/
  11. http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/kings-cross-area-guide
  12. http://www.movebubble.com/2014/07/official-guide-primrose-hill/
  13. http://www.foxtons.co.uk/living-in/camden/house-prices/

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