A cultural and poetic tour of Camden

    Camden poetry audio tour
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    31 Oct 2015
    Clock 75min      Length2.5mi
    15 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Crowded markets and dodgy souvenir t-shirts aren't the only things Camden has to offer. This route takes you through the hustle and bustle and into some of the less well-trodden parts of Camden's past and present, from old graveyards to modern street art and the occasional poem from your local resident guide.

    Get to know this legendary area a little better and enjoy a leisurely stroll from the densely populated centre through to the laid back green spaces. You'll discover some of the interesting history that makes this corner of London so unique, and you'll encounter some of the quirky characters and take in the scenic views. And, because it is Camden, after all, it's a chance to check out some of the places that make it such a night life hotspot!

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Camden Market, Camden Lock, Primrose Hill

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The starting point is on the street, facing Camden Road station, outside the Grand Union pub.

    Camden Road is on the overground rail system. It is under 5 minutes walk up Camden Road from Camden Town station (Northern Line). It is also possible to reach Camden Road station via bus: routes 29, 46 and 253 all pass the station. Postcode: NW1 9EA.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Nature - Regent's Park
    Coffee - The Coffee Jar, Parkway
    "Street food" - Camden Lock international food market
    Lunch - Bar & Co., Pratt St.
    Pub - Brewdog Camden, Bayham St.
    Dinner - Made in Brasil, Inverness St
    Exercise: Primrose Hill outdoor gym

    Best time of day:

    Best to start the walk in daylight. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, weekdays are best, or early in the morning on a weekend.


    Keep an eye on your belongings in crowded areas and by the canal as pickpockets sometimes do operate here. Wear comfy shoes for the walk and take an umbrella - just in case. It's useful to have a bottle of water to hand but there are plenty of places to stop off.


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    This was an interesting way to see a part of London, although it is now quite out of date - a number of places mentioned don’t even exist any more. I also found the commentary underwhelming - there’s LOADS to say about Camden and this felt very light on detail.

    Posted by Ian W , 9 months ago

    Really enjoyed your walk - the poems especially. My favourite bits were the graveyard park and the Greek Orthodox cathedral- people were just going in to a service so I peaked inside and saw the beautiful ikons and heard the priest singing an angelic mass. Also loved canal and Primrose Hill. Thanks so much. Debbie

    Posted by Debbie J , about 1 year ago

    Thanks Keith for the very enjoyable walk! I especially loved walking on the canal and taking in all the green and listening to your poetry.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

    Really enjoyed this stroll around Camden. The Kentish Town Rd lock has got works going on til March 17 so I had to take a detour but found my way. Enjoyed the poems & learnt new things about an area I'm fairly familiar with

    Posted by Richard Hubbert , about 3 years ago

    This is the sixth voicemaps we have done. Two in Berlin one in Athens and three in London. All have been first class and opened our eyes to see these cities in a completely different way. I highly recommend this concept and am really surprised that more people are not using this app.

    Posted by Keith , over 3 years ago

    I should add my name: Keith

    Keith , over 3 years ago

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