The famous zebra crossing at Abbey Road Studios received a new lick of paint, taking advantage of less traffic during the lock-down period.
The zebra crossing at Abbey Road became a London landmark when four musicians, called The Beatles, crossed the road while being photographed. The album, which came out 50 years ago, has made the crossing a must-visit for Beatles fans from across the world.
The council decided that during the UK lock-down period, with traffic almost non-existent, that is was the perfect time to give it a refresh. By looking at the pictures, it looks like they did a great job!
The Secret Artist has updated their paintings of Camden Town to reflect the lock-down situation.
In a painting previously created, The Secret Artist depicts a bust Camden High Street with visitors walking towards the markets. With the current lock-down imposed by the government, the people have been removed from the photo.
The Secret artist does paintings of houses, shops, churches, streets, monuments and any interesting buildings in Kentish Town, Camden, and beyond.
Spending your time indoors and looking for ways to up your mood? One thing many Camden Town locals, and those who have visited Camden Town can to, is sit back and enjoy the best works of Amy Winehouse.
Below we’ve put together some of our favourite performances of Amy Winehouse over the years. Sit back, enjoy the show, and remember the great Queen of Camden.
The shops, restaurants, food stalls and many others have had to close. This breaks our hearts as they are some of the most wonderful people, with enthusiasm and smiles all year round.
It’s important that we, residents of Camden and visitors who are located throughout the UK and even abroad support these businesses. It’s easier to do than you thought. Many of the traders have moved to selling online until their shops and restaurants can open again.
Please, click these links, do some online shopping, and let’s keep these shops in business until they can open their doors again.
Camden Council has released a statement about the Coronavirus situation.
Camden Council has answered many questions that residents are concerned about. Their statement reads:
We will keep vital services running – even if they have to be delivered in a different way
We will ensure no Council tenant loses their home because they are affected by COVID19
We will ensure that those who work for care providers don’t have to
choose between their wage, their health and the health of those they
We will help to ensure everyone has access to food whether they are unwell, isolating or caring
We will support, encourage and mobilise the huge community spirit which exists in Camden – sign up to volunteer
Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, said:
“The Prime Minister’s announcement this evening stresses again that
we all need to listen to public health advice to keep ourselves, our
families, our neighbours and our communities safe. New guidance means
everyone should be minimising their social contact, reducing unnecessary
travel and staying at home if they or anyone in their household has any
symptoms. Please follow the daily guidance coming from the government
and take extra care if you are over 70, if you are pregnant or have
underlying health conditions.
“It is now clear that the coronavirus pandemic is set to challenge us
all in ways the like of which many of us have never experienced before.
Amid the uncertainty one thing is for sure: we will need to work
together and help each other out over the coming months. Our day to day
aim in Camden is that no-one should get left behind – and this will
focus our efforts as we face up to the crisis.
“I want to speak to everyone who has worries and concerns. I feel
these too – and we do not know exactly what the coming months will
bring. But we can control what we do, what actions we take on a personal
and collective level. And today, I set out five initial commitments we
are making to respond to this crisis.
“Firstly – we have robust plans in place to keep vital services
running during this period, in particular care for older people and
those with disabilities. We will be managing our workforce in a sensible
way, and according to national guidance, to ensure we remain resilient.
We will be flexible and are prepared to work differently if necessary
to support our residents. We will also be introducing services in direct
response to the virus including rigorous cleaning of our estates,
leisure centres, libraries and public facilities.
“We will not allow any evictions from our council housing if there is
clear evidence that the resident has been unable to pay rent as a
direct result of the coronavirus. We urge Government to give clear
guidance on evictions and ensure that no-one is deprived of a home and
shelter at this time because of their health. We urge other landlords to
do the same. Nobody should have to choose between their home and their
“Equally, no-one should choose between a wage and their health. We
understand for employers and small businesses this is a really difficult
time. We are speaking with our Business Board and the Federation of
Small Businesses about the support they need. We will support those
working for our care providers by ensuring they are no worse off. We
urge businesses and Government to follow this lead.
“Today we met with community groups and businesses to talk about the
issue of food accessibility and how we can ensure everyone has access to
food whether they are unwell, isolating or caring. This week we will
share the outcome of this work we are doing to get food to people’s
homes, particularly those who are vulnerable or those with families.
“Finally, we will support, encourage and mobilise the huge community spirit which exists in Camden. I have received many emails over the last few days asking how you can help your neighbours to keep them safe and supported at this time. Camden already has so many voluntary and community organisations, faith groups and tenant and resident associations with long-standing community relationships and experience of getting things done. We are working closely with them to support mutual aid networks in communities. Anyone who feels they can help can sign up to volunteer – join the effort.
“This is going to be a tough period and things will change every day – but we can get through it by thinking of each other with every action, and taking care of our neighbours along with ourselves. Our communities make Camden – and will help us through this.”
This is good news for residents of Camden, however the situation needs to be monitored on a day-to-day basic as the pandemic spreads.