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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 Town station roundel
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.

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Camden Town station roundel
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THE STREETS OF CAMDEN TOWN
Albert Street, NW1 Albert Street is a street in Camden Town.
Arlington Road, NW1 Arlington Road is a street in Camden Town.
Augustus Street, NW1 Augustus Street is a street in Camden Town.
Barker Drive, NW1 Barker Drive is a street in Camden Town.
Bayham Place, NW1 Bayham Place is a short cobbled street.
Bayham Street, NW1 Bayham Street is named for one of Lord’s Camden’s titles, Viscount Bayham.
Baynes Street, NW1 Baynes Street is a street in Camden Town.
Baynham Place, NW1 Baynham Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bergholt Mews, NW1 Bergholt Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bonny Street, NW1 Bonny Street is a street in Camden Town.
Broadfield Lane, N1C Broadfield Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Broadfield Lane, NW1 Broadfield Lane is a street in Camden Town.
Bruges Place, NW1 Bruges Place is a street in Camden Town.
Buck Street, NW1 Buck Street is a street in Camden Town.
Camden High Street, NW1 Camden High Street is the local high street for Camden Town.
Camden Lock Place, NW1 Camden Lock Place is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Lock, NW1 Camden Lock is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Mews, NW1 Camden Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Park Road, NW1 Camden Park Road is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Square, NW1 Camden Square is a long green space running north east to south west parallel to Camden Road.
Camden Street, NW1 Camden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Camley Street, NW1 Camley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Carol Street, NW1 Carol Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chester Close North, NW1 Chester Close North is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Chester Court, NW1 Chester Court is a street in Camden Town.
Cliff Road Studios, NW1 Cliff Road Studios is a street in Camden Town.
Cliff Road, NW1 Cliff Road is a street in Camden Town.
Cobham Mews, NW1 Cobham Mews is a street in Camden Town.
College Grove, NW1 College Grove is a road in the NW1 postcode area
College Place, NW1 College Place is a street in Camden Town.
Crofters Way, NW1 Crofters Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Crowndale Court, NW1 Crowndale Court is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Crowndale Road, NW1 Crowndale Road was at first called Fig Lane and then Gloucester Place.
Cumberland Market, NW1 Cumberland Market is a street in Camden Town.
Cumberland Terrace, NW1 Cumberland Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Delancey Passage, NW1 Delancey Passage is a street in Camden Town.
Delancey Street, NW1 Delancey Street is a street in Camden Town.
Early Mews, NW1 Early Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
East Yard, NW1 East Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Elm Friars Walk, NW1 Elm Friars Walk is a street in Camden Town.
Georgiana Street, NW1 Georgiana Street is a street in Camden Town.
Gilbeys Yard, NW1 Gilbeys Yard is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Gloucester Crescent, NW1 Gloucester Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Cresent, NW1 Gloucester Cresent is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Gate Mews, NW1 Gloucester Gate Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Godwin Court, NW1 Godwin Court is a street in Camden Town.
Granary Street, NW1 Granary Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Greenland Place, NW1 Greenland Place followed the line of Church Path.
Greenland Road, NW1 Greenland Road is a street in Camden Town.
Greenland Street, NW1 Greenland Street was originally York Street.
Harrington Street, NW1 Harrington Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Haven Street, NW1 Haven Street is a street in Camden Town.
Hawley Crescent, NW1 Hawley Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Hawley Cresent, NW1 Hawley Cresent is a street in Camden Town.
Inverness Street, NW1 Inverness Street is a street in Camden Town.
Ivor Street, NW1 Ivor Street is a street in Camden Town.
Jamestown Road, NW1 Jamestown Road is a street in Camden Town.
Jeffrey’s Place, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Jeffreys Place, NW1 Jeffreys Place is a street in Camden Town.
King’s Terrace, NW1 King’s Terrace was formerly Little King Street South and Little King Street North.
Kings Terrace, NW1 Kings Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Leybourne Road, NW1 Leybourne Road is a street in Camden Town.
Lyme Street, NW1 Lyme Street is a street in Camden Town.
Mandela Street, NW1 Mandela Street was named after Nelson Mandela.
Mary Terrace, NW1 Mary Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Middle Yard, NW1 Middle Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Miller Street, NW1 Miller Street is a street in Camden Town.
Mornington Street, NW1 Mornington Street is a street in Camden Town.
Mornington Terrace, NW1 Mornington Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Murray Mews, NW1 Murray Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Murray Street, NW1 Murray Street is a street in Camden Town.
North Villas, NW1 North Villas is a street in Camden Town.
Oval Road, NW1 Oval Road is a street in Camden Town.
Park Village Mews, NW1 Park Village Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Park Village West, NW1 Park Village West is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Parkway, NW1 Parkway is one of Camden Town’s older roads - originally called ’The Crooked Lane’.
Plender Street, NW1 William Plender, 1st Baron Plender was an accountant and public servant who served as Sheriff of the County of London in 1927.
Ploughmans Close, NW1 Ploughmans Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
PO Box 71112, SE18 A street within the NW1 postcode
Pratt Mews, NW1 Pratt Mews dates from the 1790s.
Prowse Place, NW1 Prowse Place is a street in Camden Town.
Randolph Street, NW1 Randolph Street is a street in Camden Town.
Reachview Close, NW1 Reachview Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Reapers Close, NW1 Reapers Close is a street in Camden Town.
Redhill Street, NW1 Redhill Street is a street in Camden Town.
Regal Lane, NW1 Regal Lane is a street in Camden Town.
Regent’s Canal towpath, E2 Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the E2 postcode area
Regent’s Canal towpath, E8 Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the E8 postcode area
Regent’s Canal Towpath, NW1 Regent’s Canal Towpath is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regent’s Park Terrace, NW1 Regent’s Park Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regent’s Place Plaza, NW1 Regent’s Place Plaza is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regents Canal towpath, NW1 Regents Canal towpath is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Regents Park, NW1 Regents Park is a street in Camden Town.
Regent’s Canal towpath, NW1 Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rochester Place, NW1 Rochester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Road, NW1 Rochester Road is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Square, NW1 Rochester Square is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Terrace, NW1 Rochester Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rossendale Way, NW1 Rossendale Way is a street in Camden Town.
Rousden Street, NW1 Rousden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Royal College Street, NW1 Royal College Street is a street in Camden Town.
Saint Augustine’s Road North West, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Pancras Way, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Pauls Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Signmakers Yard, NW1 Signmakers Yard is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St Katharines Precinct, NW1 St Katharines Precinct is a street in Camden Town.
St Martins Almshouses, NW1 St Martins Almshouses is a street in Camden Town.
St Martins Close, NW1 St Martins Close is a street in Camden Town.
St Pancras Way, NW1 St Pancras Way is a street in Camden Town.
St Pauls Mews, NW1 St Pauls Mews is a street in Camden Town.
St. Augustine’s Road, NW1 St. Augustine’s Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St. Pancras Way, NW1 St. Pancras Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Stratford Villas, NW1 Stratford Villas is a street in Camden Town.
Stucley Place, NW1 Stucley Place is a street in Camden Town.
The Marr, NW1 The Marr is a street in Camden Town.
The Stables Market, NW1 The Stables Market is a street in Camden Town.
Underhill Street, NW1 Underhill Street is a street in Camden Town.
Water Lane, NW1 Water Lane is a street in Camden Town.
Weavers Way, NW1 Weavers Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
West Yard, NW1 West Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Wilmot Place, NW1 Wilmot Place is a street in Camden Town.
Wrotham Road, NW1 Wrotham Road is a street in Camden Town.



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Post by West End Lady: Rossmore Road, NW1

Rossmore Road is not in Camden Town, it is in St Marylebone - I should know. I was born and raised there! If anyone wants a further information please post on here.

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I am trying to find any information out about 3 Erskine Road. NW3. I have just come across an old identity card which was my Grandmothers, dated 1946 , this being where she then lived. If anyone can give me any information about this area then, or old photographs, that would be really good.

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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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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.
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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.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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 covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

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.
London Transport

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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