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Camden Town in Watch Dogs Legion

Ubisoft have released a full trailer of their new Watch Dogs Legion which takes place in London.

Set in the future, we noticed that the characters can walk past Camden Town. Although it’s futuristic, the reality is remarkable.

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The game itself looks like a good challenge, great visuals, and it’s great to see Camden Market, or as they call it ‘Camden Black Market’ in the game too.

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Reimagining the Camden Highline

The Camden Highline presents a special exhibition showcasing ideas for the Camden Highline created by 50 Year 5 and Year 8 students from Torriano and Regent High Schools.

11am – 6pm, Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th June at Camden Image Gallery

This is the culmination of the Camden Highline’s first ever Camden Highline STEAM project (that’s science, technology, engineering, art and maths) in collaboration with Camden’s Young People.

By using the Camden Highline as the subject matter to help promote careers in the built environment the Education Programme helps give Camden’s Young People the skills and opportunities to play a full part in the borough’s thriving creative, digital and scientific economy in the future.

The exhibition will include sketches, scale drawings, models, videos and a 1:100 10-metre long aerial photo of the route. With student ideas ranging from slides and zip-lines, to covered biodomes!

DROP-IN WORKSHOP

Join in at a time between 11am – 3pm on Saturday 29th June for a design activity for all ages, led by Urban Learners, where you can create your own ideas for the Camden Highline.

Everyone welcome, no RSVP necessary!

WALKING TOURS

The Camden Highline is also running walking tours on Thursday 27th June and Saturday 29th June.

Over 1,200 people have taken part in a walking tour so far. Tours will led by Head of Project, Adam Richards.

Come and meet the team, visit the exhibition, and hear the latest progress all at once!

4.30pm Thursday 27th June
6.00pm Thursday 27th June
1.00pm Saturday 29th June
2.30pm Saturday 29th June

Tickets: www.educationexhibitionwalkingtours.eventbrite.com

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What areas are in Camden borough?

The borough of Camden is made up of many different areas. It’s one of 32 boroughs that makes up London.

Possibly the best known area in Camden is Camden Town itself – not only one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, but in the whole of Europe.

The borough of Camden is made up of these electoral wards:
  • Belsize,
  • Bloomsbury
  • Camden Town with Primrose Hill
  • Cantelowes
  • Fortune Green
  • Frognal and Fitzjohns
  • Gospel Oak
  • Hampstead Town
  • Haverstock
  • Highgate
  • Holborn and Covent Garden
  • Kentish Town
  • Kilburn
  • King’s Cross
  • Regent’s Park
  • St Pancras and Somers Town
  • Swiss Cottage and West Hampstead.

Each area has its own charms and areas worth visiting. Lots to see, lots to do all over Camden.

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Break a world record at Blues Kitchen!

The 100 hour blues jam is all set to happen from Sunday 9th – Thursday 13th June at Camden’s Blues Kitchen – a world record is going to be broken and you can be a part of it!

The jam runs from Sunday until Thursday, it’s 100 hours non-stop and the venue will not close at all during that time. Monday is the big night with members of Madness, Starsailor, The Mystery Jets, Tribes, Gizzie Erskine, Caroline Flack, some of the Made in Chelsea cast including Caggie all in attendance, plus loads more too.

Tickets can be bought for any of the evening jams, of which all profits will go to the charity partners Help Refugees and Camden Music Trust.

Anyone is welcome to sign up to play, whether you’re a master musician or just want to play the triangle. They only ask that all musicians also make a small donation – it’s going towards a great cause.

100HR SQUARE blues kitchen

It’s also the 10th year celebration of Blues Kitchen in Camden, so it’s going to be a blast. Become a part of history, help to break a world record, have a good time, and raise money for charity. See you there!

Get tickets here for only £3.39

Times: Starting 8pm Sunday 9th June and finishing midnight on Thursday 13th June

Location: The Blues Kitchen, 111-113 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JN

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Something for the day and night

Near & Far Camden is set over four floors including a sunny roof terrace, that offers views over Camden Stables Market. This venue could well be the new number one spot for cocktails, Mexican street food, and weekend parties.

The food, be it during brunch or an evening meal, is headed up by Elote who prepare a totally gluten free Mexican menu, and the food offering shows a good selection of vegetarian and vegan options too. Tacos and quesadillas galore! Their drinks menu is impressive, with wines, beers and spirits. However, it’s the cocktail menu that caught our attention – who wouldn’t want to try a cocktail names the Benedict Cucumberbatch? Mocktails are available for those who need to get back to work after lunch.

near and far food

Near & Far is open from 5pm on weekdays and throughout the day on weekends, with families (and pets!) welcome until 7pm- brunch or lunch just got a whole lot tastier! For the evenings, it’s a unique cosy dinner place with a touch of romance. Then things liven up in the cocktail lounge with DJs and late night dancing.

near and far terrace

The location is perfect – just opposite what used to be Barfly (now Camden Assembly) and the with a combination of good Mexican food, drinks, and the stunning roof terrace, summertime in Camden Town just got a whole lot better.

near and far outside

See their photos by clicking on their Facebook.

Get a cocktail when you’re next in Camden at:

48 Chalk Farm Road,
Camden
NW1 8AJ

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Sugarhill Gang coming to Camden Market!

The legendary Sugarhill Gang will be performing at Camden Market on Friday 28th June 2019.

Their 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight” was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Their music has influenced many hip hop, urban, and funk artists.

From 5:30pm – 11pm, get on down to the Middle Yard and look out for an exclusive performance.

 

It’s an 18+ event and tickets need to be booked in advance.

Get a ticket here for £5.

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10 Things To Do In Camden this June

Woohoo for June! The hot weather is on its way, so that’s an excuse to drink cocktails and chill out in the sun, right? Here are 10 ways you can do just that in Camden Town.
  1. A new opening

Solomon’s Yard is set to reopen with even more on offer. Saturday 22nd June sees all sorts of fun activities. Turn up in your 1920’s attire to be a part of the action.

Solomons Yard

  1. Roof Terrace and Cocktails

The newly opened Near & Far has a sensational cocktail menu, a big roof terrace to enjoy the sunshine, and a Mexican street food menu. Brunch, lunch, or a romantic dinner, this is the new place to be seen.

near and far outside

  1. Become Rocketman

The pianos at St Pancras station are there to be played. Elton John donated one of them and even and has performed there, so get your piano playing skills to the station and become a star.

rocketman

  1. Check out the most ‘Game of Thrones’ areas in Camden

Gothic, unique, dark, entertaining. Not that GOT has some to an end, there are places in Camden that are just as curious. Check out the article to see where you should be visiting.

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  1. Family Day

June 22nd is the day to enjoy The Family Day, which is free and suitable for children of all ages. The British Museum are involved so it’s bound to be excellent.

  1. Collectif summer party

Celebrate the beginning of the Summer Collection, the upcoming launch of the new menswear line and everything you love about Camden Town’s Collectif at their Summer Party.

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  1. The Face magazines cover exhibition

The covers on display in Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross, show the influential movement of pop culture. See how many of the faces you recognise.

The face kings cross

  1. Horace Andy at Jazz Cafe

The incredible Horace Andy will hit the stage at Jazz Cafe on Sunday 23rd June. You might recognise him as a voice of Massive Attack or his own dub / reggae sounds.

  1. Symbolist Prints

An exhibition at The British Museum: artists made prints as part of their artistic practice and contributed to the plethora of illustrated journals and magazines that began to appear in the latter part of the 19th century, enabling their work to reach a wider audience.

symbolist prints

  1. Drummond Street

We’ve talked about it so many times, but that’s because it’s so full of character! Drummond Street has incredible restaurants, shops, and pubs. Definitely a must-do in June.

Ravi Shankar Drummond Street
Ravi Shankar vegetarian restaurant on Drummond Street

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Collectif Summer Party

Celebrate the beginning of the Summer Collection, the upcoming launch of the new menswear line and everything you love about Camden Town’s Collectif at their Summer Party. Each ticket includes an exclusive discount as well as the chance to win a £300 voucher with every entry (winner announced each week).

There will be 50% off in Collectif Camden during the day with the party continuing at Gabeto with cocktails, live music, vintage fashion and incredible performances to name a few!

Live music will be performed by the likes of The Tootsie Rollers, The Cash Cows alongside performances from Swing Dance UK, and Tempest Rose & House of Burlesque.

Hula hooping fun with Marawa’s Majorettes, DJ set from Lady Kamikaze and drag performance from Lolo Brow.

Sunday June 9th from 7-12pm.

While you’re there, check out the wonderful street food in Camden Market, get a smoothie from Healthy Hit, or an out-of-this-world coffee from Music & Beans.

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Family Day – Build a Story

Take part in an exciting free family fun day on June 22nd 2019, inspired by the magic of storytelling. Join us to make, touch, sign and explore, as we create, share and celebrate stories. This event is fully accessible for families with deaf children, parents and carers.

The family day will include activities run by the British Museum, Camden Advisory Service for Deaf Children and Young People, Camden Family Learning, Foundling Museum, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, House of Illustration, Jewish Museum, London Transport Museum, Maths on Toast, National Deaf Children’s Society and many others.
The Family Day is free and suitable for children of all ages – drop-in any time between midday and 4pm on 22 June. The event is run by the British Library, in partnership with Camden Council Family Learning, the British Museum and Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children. Find out more: bl.uk/events/family-day-build-a-story

, FREE entry

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Solomons’ Yard is back in Camden Market

Launching Saturday 22nd June, Solomons’ Yard promises a summer long series of immersive 1920s inspired nights out, set against the backdrop of London’s iconic Camden Market, overlooking the Regent’s Canal and the tickets are now live.

As far as London summer nights go, Solomons’ Yard Weekenders promise it all – epic street food, live music, entertainment, old school cocktails and craft beer. An unmissable chance to see Camden Market at dusk, chow down on some serious street food talent and unwind after a busy week’s work to soundtracks perfectly spun for a balmy London night out.

Returning to London’s iconic Market after three years of fine tuning and developing their concept, entrepreneurs Shark Tank are bringing Solomons’ Yard back – this time promising more colour and atmosphere than ever before. Staying up late with confirmed guest night take overs ranging from Simon Dunmore and Melvo Baptiste (Glitterbox) to SupaDupa Fly, and huge headline DJs still to be announced, music will span an eclectic mix across all genres, from hip hop and RnB to house and disco.

As the market embraces it’s 45th anniversary celebrating heritage, culture and creativity, Solomons’ Yard Weekenders will transport Londoners even further back to pre-market days, when its Middle Yard played host to the real-life Alfie Solomons (Peaky Blinders main character, played by Tom Hardy) and his underground operation of whisky smuggling and gambling. Whilst the summer’s festivities will be far less illicit, they’ll be no less exciting, and promise a high octane, visual delight and uplifting attack on all the senses. Bringing the cobbled streets of Camden Market alive as the sun goes down over North London, the series of sunset sessions will also feature an impressive global street food line up from a selection of the West Yard’s best street food purveyors, craft cocktails and beer, prosecco bar, LED lit trees and live entertainment throughout the night.

A 1920s-dress code will be encouraged (but not essential) for that fully immersive experience, so get ready to don your feathers and flat caps and get on up to get down at Camden Market this Summer.

For more information on the DJ line up and to book tickets visit https://link.dice.fm/jY5BH16jyW

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