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 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
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 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
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 House||Camden average||UK average|
*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
*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
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.