Camden Town Camden is still very alternative. To be revolutionary here you need to wear a suit and have a nine to five job. Famed for its musical links and markets, Camden Town is a clash of alternative culture and commercialism. The nightlife scene here has always been cool. A new wave of British pop has taken up residence at the Hawley Arms pub. Up and coming bands still take to the stage at the Barfly. Check the Camden Crawl, which remains an annual institution. To the east is the much sought-after residential area of Primrose Hill, which has attracted numerous successful literati and artists over the years. Primrose Hill commands a superb view of central London from its modest summit. Browse the bookshops, galleries and enjoy the restaurants on Regent’s Park Road or walk along the canal to Regent’s Park with a stop to the Engineer for a nice pint in the garden. Deep down, every Camden resident still prides themselves on being a little bit hip.