Murray Mews, NW1

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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Camden Town

Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.

Camden is well-known for Camden Market which is a major tourist attraction, particularly busy at weekends, selling variety of fashion, antiques, lifestyle and bizarre goods; they (and the surrounding shops) are popular with young people, in particular those searching for alternative clothing.

It is an area popular with overseas students who come to Camden to learn English and find a job in one of the local bars or restaurants. The oldest established language school is Camden College of English, which is located at the Chalk Farm side of the market.

The Regent's Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town and is a popular walk in summer.

Camdem Town tube station began life as part of the original route of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR) (now part of the Northern Line). As the line here branched into two routes, to Hampstead and to Highgate, the design of the station was rather unusual, shaped like a V. The line to Hampstead (now the Edgware Branch) is under Chalk Farm Road; the line to Highgate (now the High Barnet branch) is under Kentish Town Road. With the narrowness of the roads above, and the necessity to keep directly beneath them to avoid having to pay compensation to landowners during construction, on both lines the northbound platform is directly above the southbound one.

At the apex of the V is a junction allowing northbound trains to take either of the branches north, and likewise allow the trains south from the branches to join the single southbound track. This resulted in four connecting tunnels. When the CCE&HR and City & South London Railway lines were joined together after the City & South London Line became part of London Underground, a short extension from the Euston terminus of the City & South London was built to connect with each of the two northerly branches. This added another four tunnels to the junction, making it the most complex junction on the network.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Camden Town:   Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.
London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - All Saints:   All Saints, Camden Town is a Greek Orthodox church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints.
Mother Red Caps:   At the main junction of Camden Town is a long-established business, once known as Mother Red Caps or Mother Damnable's, more recently the World's End.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Camden Town (1920):   Camden Town was named after Charles Pratt, the first Earl Camden, who started its development in 1791. It began life as little more than a handful of buildings beside a main road. Camden Town’s expansion as a major centre came with the opening of the Regent’s Canal to traffic in 1820


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Agar Grove, NW1 · Agar Place, NW1 · Albert Street, NW1 · Aldenham Street, NW1 · Arlington Road, NW1 · Barker Drive, NW1 · Bartholomew Road, NW5 · Bayham Place, NW1 · Bayham Street, NW1 · Baynes Street, NW1 · Bonny Street, NW1 · Bridgeway Street, NW1 · Broadfield Lane, NW1 · Bruges Place, NW1 · Buck Street, NW1 · Camden High Street, NW1 · Camden Mews, NW1 · Camden Park Road, NW1 · Camden Square, NW1 · Camden Street, NW1 · Camley Street, NW1 · Cantelowes Road, NW1 · Carol Street, NW1 · Cedar Way, NW1 · Chalton Street, NW1 · Charrington Street, NW1 · Cliff Road Studios, NW1 · Cliff Road, NW1 · Cobham Mews, NW1 · College Place, NW1 · Court, NW1 · Crowndale Road, NW1 · Delancey Passage, NW1 · Delancey Street, NW1 · Elm Friars Walk, NW1 · Eversholt Street, NW1 · Georgiana Street, NW1 · Gloucester Crescent, NW1 · Gloucester Cresent, NW1 · Godwin Court, NW1 · Goldington Crescent, NW1 · Greenland Place, NW1 · Greenland Road, NW1 · Greenland Street, NW1 · Hampshire Street, NW5 · Harrington Square, NW1 · Inverness Street, NW1 · Ivor Street, NW1 · Jamestown Road, NW1 · Jeffreys Place, NW1 · Kings Terrace, NW1 · Lawfords Wharf, NW1 · Lidlington Place, NW1 · Long Meadow, NW5 · Lyme Street, NW1 · Mandela Street, NW1 · Mary Terrace, NW1 · Mayford, NW1 · Miller Street, NW1 · Mornington Street, NW1 · Mornington Terrace, NW1 · Murray Mews, NW1 · Murray Street, NW1 · North Villas, NW1 · Oakley Square, NW1 · Oseney Crescent, NW5 · Oval Road, NW1 · Park Village East, NW1 · Parkway, NW1 · Phoenix Road, NW1 · Plender Street, NW1 · Polygon Road, NW1 · Pratt Mews, NW1 · Pratt Street, NW1 · Prowse Place, NW1 · Randolph Street, NW1 · Reapers Close, NW1 · Regal Lane, NW1 · Regents Park, NW1 · Rochester Place, NW1 · Rochester Road, NW1 · Rochester Square, NW1 · Rossendale Way, NW1 · Rousden Street, NW1 · Royal College Street, NW1 · Sandall Road, NW5 · South Villas, NW1 · St Marks Square, NW1 · St Martins Almshouses, NW1 · St Martins Close, NW1 · St Pancras Way, NW1 · St Pauls Cresent, NW1 · St Pauls Mews, NW1 · Stratford Villas, NW1 · The Marr, NW1 · Underhill Street, NW1 · Werrington Street, NW1 · Wilmot Place, NW1 · Wrotham Road, NW1 · York Way, N7 ·


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John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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