Free Tour Camden Town
Overview of the tour in London
This one and a half hour tour will begin with a brief history of the area, from the time when highwaymen would stalk the Hampstead Road and move on to discuss how Camden became a boomtown in the railway era. We will then talk about some famous faces who have called Camden home, including the likes of Charles Dickens and of course, Amy Winehouse. Camden has however also been witness to some rather turbulent times, such as in the 1920s when the Camden Town Gang fought rival gangs in the Camden pubs and Camden's very existence threatened by a planned road through its very heart. Camden nowadays is famous for its market, or rather markets which sell almost everything one could imagine, including excellent food from every corner of the globe. It is, of course, impossible to do a tour in Camden without talking about Camden's role in the music scene, from Rock and Roll to Britpop, Camden has it all. So come here with an open mind and an empty stomach and enjoy this incredible area with us.
This activity includes:
- Street food
Opposite Camden Town Underground Exit, by Barclays Bank.
If you are arriving by Underground, exit the station via the Camden High Street exit. Directly opposite, on the other side of the road, you will see Barclays Bank, our guide will be waiting for you there 10 minutes before the start of the tour with a PURPLE flat.
Things to note
This tour does not include any steps and so is accessible to those using wheelchairs and children's prams/buggies/strollers. Nonetheless, we will cross a cobbled bridge and walk through a section of the market which is cobbled which could make the route a little uncomfortable for wheelchair users. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The tour will not finish at the same place as it begins and Camden Town Underground station has restricted access on weekends and is often exit-only and so it is advisable to make travel plans from Chalk Farm or Mornington Crescent stations for your return journey by Underground.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.