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Camden Town
Camden Town

Camden Town

Dreams of Another London

London

HISTORY

208 Pages, 5.25 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9780712356947

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Jan 2018)

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

The story of a neighborhood that perfectly embodies the unpredictable cultural mix for which London is famed

This book takes five landmarks as the starting point for a series of journeys into the layers of history and culture of Camden Town. The World's End pub existed in various forms since before Camden began. Today's crowds flock to the locks and market at Regent's Canal Bridge, while Arlington House, a block away, belongs to a parallel Camden of immigration and new beginnings, poverty and homelessness. No. 8 Royal College Street represents how the first buildings of 19th-century Camden Town attracted social outsiders to the area. Finally the Roundhouse, an engineering curiosity, became the center of Camden's cultural scene.

Author Biography

Tom Bolton is the author of Vanished City and London's Lost Rivers: A Walkers Guide.