Camden Town

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Dreams of Another London

Camden Town perfectly embodies the cultural mix for which London is famed. Alongside the buzzing Lock market, the pubs and music venues and the eclectic shops, there is another Camden – impossible crowds, shameful poverty, bad housing, gang fights, murders…

Product details

This book takes five landmarks as the starting point for a series of journeys into the layers of history and culture that make Camden Town. The World’s End pub existed in various forms before Camden began. The Regent’s Canal Bridge is where today’s crowds flock to the locks and market, while Arlington House, just a block away, belongs to a parallel Camden of immigration and new beginnings, poverty and homelessness. No. 8 Royal College Street represents how, even with the first buildings of nineteenth-century Camden Town, social outsiders were attracted to the area. Meanwhile the Roundhouse, an engineering curiosity, was to become the revered centre of Camden’s cultural scene.Tells the stories of those who shaped Camden Town, an essential part of London’s future wellbeing.

Author(s)
Tom Bolton
Publisher
British Library
Publication date
Septembery 2017
Pages
208 pages
Dimensions
190 x 130 mm
Binding
Paperback

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