Camden High Street
So called, because Charles Pratt took his title from his country residence Camden Place in Chistlehurst which was named after a previous resident William Camden a headmaster who retired there from Westminster School in the 16th century. Camden High Street is a busy one way road running north west from Mornington Crescent tube station, where Eversholt Street and Hampstead Road meet. From Regents canal bridge it continues as Chalk Farm Road. Flats appear on the market occasionally as many of the shop-fronted terraced houses have apartments above. Infact many of these buildings were built as homes, particularly at the southern end. By the late 1860s shops were extended over the front gardens of these houses and have remained to this day. There is an obvious appeal to living in the heart of Camden Town. Some people may choose to live nearby in one of the many leafy streets or sleepy squares, but Camden High Street is where the action is. Camden Market is one of London's major tourist attractions and especially on Saturdays and Sundays, the whole area comes to life. The style of apartments which appear on the property market from time to time differ enormously. Since the 1980's I've sold luxury apartments to tiny studios. The road is served well by buses and there is a tube station at each end. As the Northern Line runs directly below, every building was photographed in 1904 for insurance reasons. If you do decide to buy a home in this road and you're nostalgic like me, it's worth knowing that most of these old photographs have survived and now belong to Camden Libraries.