England, London Guide (B): 10 Things that Make Camden Absolutely Extraordinary!

10 Things that Make Camden Absolutely Extraordinary!
Welcome to Camden!

Camden has long been the place the cool kids go to in London, ever since the 1970s when Camden became the place for Punk music and Rock n Roll. But Camden is more than mohicans, fancy shop fronts and Amy Winehouse. Camden, like everywhere around us holds a rich past and Unarchived is helping locals and tourists alike to see places as they’ve never thought of them before. 

1. Charles Dickens was here!

Charles Dickens will long be a powerhouse in English literature around the world; but before worldwide acclaim he was a youngster who had just moved to the busy streets of Camden from the countryside of Kent. Charles’ time spent in London wasn’t easy with his father being imprisoned and Charles having to support the family by working in a factory at the age of 12. Today if you wander down to Bayham Street you can find a plaque remembering the famous author’s years spent living in Camden.

2. The Railway…where it all started

Camden Railway Bridge

Some might say that without the railways linking London to Birmingham in the Midlands, Camden wouldn’t be the place we know it today. It was thanks to the railways that Camden became a major stopping point along the route and naturally traders were attracted to this, leading to an expansion of the area. Today the brightly coloured railway bridge dominates many Camden photos, but few know the importance the railway holds.

3. Camden serves up a famous Murder Mystery!

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Guide Name: 10 Things that Make Camden Absolutely Extraordinary!
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: St Martin’s Gardens   Electric Ballroom   Camden Market   Holiday Inn London-Camden Lock   Camden Central boutique apartment   Covent Garden at Holborn   Grange Holborn Hotel   Rosewood London   Great Northern Hotel at Kings Cross  
Author: Sarita Pandey
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