Top 10 ways to discover Camden by Foot

Our round-up of the best walks on offer in our fascinating Borough

Ever wondered what history lies in your neighbourhood? Escape the tube, get out your pedometer and explore Camden by foot with our handy top 10 guide to walking in Camden.

1. Go blue plaque spotting!

Did you know Camden has the third highest number of blue plaques in London? You can download the blue plaques app to locate plaques near you and follow in the footsteps of London’s favourite historical figures, and try and find all 164!

Free, iPhone or Android device required. Find out more.

2. Explore Amy Winehouse street art in Camden Town with the Jewish Museum London 

Atmosphere by Pegasus, Parkway, Camden (c) Jewish Museum London
Atmosphere by Pegasus, Parkway, Camden (c) Jewish Museum London

For a limited time only discover this Amy Winehouse street art trail in Camden Town giving you a new way to explore the area Amy called home. Organised by the Jewish Museum London in collaboration with Global Street Art the trail also includes a newly commissioned installation Love Is A Losing Game by street artist Pegasus, who first gained recognition for his work 'Fallen Angel' honouring Winehouse shortly after her death.

Free, no booking required. Find out more.

3. Go on a sound journey discovering the streets around The Place

© Heather Forknell
© Heather Forknell

This self-guided tour for all ages at the dance powerhouse The Place traces the many identities of this ever-changing neighbourhood throughout the past decades and into the present. This audio journey is available until the end of 2017 during the building’s opening hours (Mon-Sat 10.30am - 5.30pm or - 8pm on performance nights).

Audio equipment provided.

Free, No booking required, just come to box office. Find out more. 

4. Book a free Camden Greeter

Just visiting or new to Camden? Camden Greeters provide tours by area in Camden led by long-term Camden resident and retired lecturer, Roger. Choose from visits to Camden Market, the relaxed and tranquil villages of Hampstead and Primrose Hill or Bloomsbury where you will find the British Library, British Museum, Senate House Library and top educational institutions in a cluster. And best of all, it’s free!

Free, booking required. Find out more.

5. Visit Camden’s major cultural attractions with the Museum Mile

Dickens museum
(c) Charles Dickens Museum

Wander from King’s Cross to the River Thames and discover an intriguing collection of 13 extraordinary museums. You can download a map here (or pick one up from participating museums) and plan your route! Alternatively, you can book a free guided walk of the Museum Mile with beemidtown.

Free, booking required for tours. Find out more.

6. Learn about Camden’s forgotten histories with the Camden Tour Guides Association

A member organisation of trained guides, this is the place to go to discover the history of your neighbourhood. Upcoming walks include a Muslim history tour of Bloomsbury and a walk discovering famous Fitzrovia residents.

£8-£10, no booking required. Find out more

7. Explore Camden in your own time with Voice Map

Voice Map

Want to discover more with a self-guided tour? Check out the Voice Map app. With a focus of audio tours in Camden this app is a great way to learn about our city’s stories. From Britpop and street photography to Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf.

£1.49-£4.49. iPhone or Android device required. Find out more.

8. Meet new people and improve your wellbeing with Camden's Health Walks 

Camden has a series of Health Walks, which are run by trained volunteer walk leaders, and free to participants. They last from 30 to 90 mins and accommodate all levels of fitness, providing a sociable way to enjoy Camden’s open spaces and improve your physical and mental health.

Find out more.

9. Discover art on the streets with Camden Street Art Tours

Street Art Tours
© Camden Street Art Tours

These 2 hours walks will guide you through over 100 pieces of street art and tell you about the amazing artists who created them. Feeling inspired? Why not join one of their graffiti workshops and create your own.

Walks £35, workshops £40, booking required. Find out more.   

10. Discover one-off walking events happening in Camden in our events listings here.

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