FOCUS ON: CAMDEN

BAYHAM STREET, NW1
Price: £925,000
This four-bed house is located between Camden Town and Mornington Crescent. It has been renovated to provide a home with master suite, an open-plan kitchen and a reception on the first floor. The house has a landscaped garden with a terrace and a balcony. Contact: Chesterton Humberts on 020 7267 2053, www.chestertonhumberts.com

CROGSLAND ROAD
Price: £295,000
This is a smart one-bed apartment on the Western edges of Camden near Chalk Farm Tube station and within walking distance of the canal. Located on the first floor of a smart terrace, the property is in good condition and has plenty of natural light. The lease only has 71 years remaining but you can apply for an extension, costing around £15,000.
Contact: John D Wood on 020 7586 9060, www.johndwood.co.uk

THE HENSON
Price: One-beds from £450,000; two-beds from £650,000; three-beds and two-bed penthouses from £1m.
This new development from Londonnewcastle ticks all the boxes: from its canalside location at Camden Lock to the stylish design. The old Muppet Factory has been converted into 46 flats and six penthouses. Contact: Pilcher Hershman on 020 7399 8600 or Aston Chase on 020 7724 4724, www.thehenson.co.uk


NEED TO KNOW | CAMDEN

Commuting: Well located on the Northern line: 15 minutes by Tube to Bank or 9 minutes to Tottenham Court Road. Camden Road Overground station is nearby too.

Schools: Holy Trinity and Saint Silas CofE Primary School is a strong primary. Independent girls school St Margaret’s is top for GCSEs while South Hampstead High School shines at A-Level. Camden School for Girls (which also takes boys in the Sixth Form) is one of the top performing state secondary schools.
Crime: Worse than the national average, but this is inner London.

Restaurants & Pubs:
Camden has a long history of rock-star nightlife. Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse are known regulars (the latter at the Hawley Arms), and in the good old Britpop days, The Good Mixer on?Inverness Street was Blur and Oasis’ hangout of choice. Now, Camden is increasingly a culinary hotpost, with Gordon Ramsay’s York and Albany, Ian Pengelley’s Gilgamesh and the new South African restaurant and club, Shaka Zulu.

Parks & Leisure: Regent’s Park is nearby, and Hampstead Heath, if you fancy a stroll, is in the area.

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