The London Borough of Camden

Image: Camden Lock towpath.

From Wikipedia:

“The London Borough of Camden is a borough in Inner London and, for the purposes of the London Plan has been designated as part of ‘Central London’. Camden was historically a part of Middlesex. Camden Town Hall, on Euston Road, lies 1.4 mi (2.3 km) north of Charing Cross. The borough comprises a central area stretching south of Euston Road almost all the way to the Thames at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, including parts of the West End of London with its numerous theatres and cultural institutions, and a north-western part north of Euston Road stretching to Hampstead and Highgate.

Aside from numerous large Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Camden, the population density of the district is high. Many sites commonly associated with London are in the borough, including The British Museum, The British Library, the famous views from Parliament Hill, the London Zoo, the BT Tower, The Roundhouse and Camden Market. Much of the borough is residential, and in 2019 it was estimated to have a population of 270,000.

The local authority is Camden London Borough Council.

The borough was created in 1965 from the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, and St Pancras, which had formed part of the County of London. The borough was named after Camden Town, which had gained its name from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden in 1795. The initial Herbert Commission report recommended that the new borough consist of St Pancras and Hampstead, but Holborn was later added.”…

…”Marchmont Street is located in the London Borough of Camden. It is the main high street serving southern Kings Cross and eastern Bloomsbury. It links the Brunswick Centre and Russell Square tube station at its south to Tavistock Place at its north, where it becomes Cartwright Gardens.

The street is almost entirely commercial, with small retailers covering the northern half of the street, and a large hotel and the regenerated shopping centre covering the southern half. The Marchmont Association, which serves the entirety of the area between Woburn Place and Gray’s Inn Road, is based on Marchmont Street, where it has a street-front office. The street is home to Gay’s The Word – one of three LGBT bookshops in the country – and The School of Life.

The street was built in the first decade of the 19th century. Most of the western side of Marchmont Street (numbers 39–73) is Grade-II listed, as is the Brunswick Centre, which makes up most of its eastern side.

The English actor and comedian Kenneth Williams lived on the street for a significant time, and is honoured with a blue plaque on his former residence.”

From lookup.London:

“Named after the 2nd Earl of Marchmont, Alexander Hume-Campbell (1675-1740), one of the founding governors and benefactors of the nearby Foundling Hospital.

From http://www.marchmont.org:

“The aim of this site is to tell you about our organisation and the work we are doing to improve our ‘area of benefit’ in Bloomsbury, London, WC1. The Marchmont Association unites local residents and businesses in a simple cause: ‘To Improve the Local Area for the Benefit of All’

Aims to promote the on-going improvement of Marchmont Street and the surrounding area for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors and to promote community spirit and a sense of shared responsibility, working in partnership with other organisations that share the same aims.

The Marchmont area is packed with history. We care about preserving and sharing the very best of our inheritance.

Living in a big city like London brings incredible opportunities and an enormous range of challenges. We care about balancing our community issues.

We believe in working together to build a future we’ll all want to share. Join us!”

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