214 bus goes electric – with USB charging points!

The 214 bus you’ll next catch will be something slightly different. From Highgate Village to Moorgate it’s now even a more comfortable ride.

The 214 is fully electric, with zero emissions. Finally, no more bus fumes. For the regular bus passenger always on the mobile phone, there are USB charging points too.

The new buses are also much quieter which is great news for residents living along the bus routes.

Hooray for electric buses!

electric bus

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A Summer of Station Stories

This summer, St Pancras International will be treating visitors to a new way of passing the time, as the iconic station has appointed one of the UK’s most exciting story tellers to write personal short tales for passers-by.

From 19-21 August, visitors can have an original story written for them for free, in a matter of minutes by Luke Winter, an author best known for writing spontaneous short stories for strangers across the globe.

Capturing their experiences, journeys and conversations, Winter will be taking up residence in the station’s newly installed summer seating area telling the many stories of those passing through the iconic station, with the events inspiring bespoke plot-lines.

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Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director at HS1 Ltd. said, “This summer, St Pancras have weaved some exciting cultural activities into our visitor’s travel adventures, from food and drink sampling to new shop openings. We’re delighted that Luke will be able to bring their summer stories, and their exciting experiences here to life, so that they can share them with friends and family at home.”

Known for its ongoing calendar of arts and culture events,the 3-day literary event is part of storytelling theme running throughout the station this summer, including the opening of a fully themed interactive summer seating area.

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EXCLUSIVE: Drum workshop with Modern Drummer editor

Mike Dawson, managing editor of Modern Drummer magazine, is heading over to London to give a master class to all drummers, musicians, and producers.

Titled “Creative Practice Drumming Master Class With Modern Drummer’s Mike Dawson” the class will focus on how to be creative behind the drums, how to choose a groove to fit a specific song, and a Q&A session.

This is a music for all drummers! It will take place at Tileyard Studios, close to Camden and Kings Cross.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

To reserve your space click here

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Tank Party is back!

The 7th annual street party at Camden Town Brewery is nearing, celebrating the freshest Hells Lager, unfiltered and poured straight from the tanks.

Thursday 7th September sees the doors open at Camden Town Brewery to celebrate beer and life. There will be unique brews on offer too such as the Unfiltered Hells Lager, Watermelon Hells Lager made from fresh watermelon (can’t wait to try this one!) and there will be food available and music throughout.

Tickets are £10 which includes entry and 3 beers of soft drinks.

Get your tickets here.

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10 Things To Do In Camden this August

August 2019. Let’s make it a month to remember. As always there’s plenty to do in Camden Town. Let’s take a look.
1. A Summer of Stations

Get a story written just for you at St Pancras station. From 19-21 August, visitors can have an original story written for them for free, in a matter of minutes by Luke Winter, an author best known for writing spontaneous short stories for strangers across the globe.

luke winter 22. Play some cricket

World Cup champions! Fancy a game of cricket? We’ve made a list of where to play the great game near Camden Town.


3. Dur Dur Band

Catch the famous Somali band at Roundhouse. Disco grooves to the next level!

4. Drinking at Lock Tavern

Lock Tavern has had a revamp, and it now even lovelier than before! Good drinks, great food, and a large beer garden.

lock tavern dog

5. Modern Drummer Masterclass

It’s set for September, but it’s time to book your tickets now! Modern Drummers managing editor, Mike Dawson, will present a masterclass for all drummers. Book your tickets here.

Mike Dawson Modern drummer

6. Watch the Ashes at Lord’s

Australia vs England at Lord’s, quite possible the best cricketing test series. Get your tickets to watch the 5-dayer at the home of cricket.

7. Camden Assembly hosts Artful Dodger

The super Artful Dodger his the stage at Camden Assembly on Friday 16th August. Always a good show and a great night out.

artful dodger

8. Watch the FKA Twigs video

You can do this one from anywhere, but do watch the new video for Cellophone from FKA Twigs. Amazing song and creative video.

9. Hogarth & The Art of Noise at The Foundling Museum

Discover Hogarth’s innovative use of sound, introducing visitors to a previously unexplored but important aspect of his art, and further cementing his reputation as the 18th century’s most original artist.

10. Indian food at Drummond Street

So many amazing restaurants on Drummond Street. Enjoy!

Drummond Street Chutney's

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You’ve been warned – this will make you hungry!

Most people in Camden pop out for an evening meal after work at least once per week, because of the wide variety of restaurants in the area. We’ve been visiting a place that many locals have discovered recently and keep returning to.

The new menu from Music & Beans on Camden High Street, not too far from Koko, offers food that has so much flavour it makes us hungry even looking at the pictures. For example, the braised lemon chicken is served with Jerusalem pita and humus and salad, the vegan meze plate has all sorts of goodness put together, and the Mediterranean Buddha Bowl with roasted chic peas, sweet potato, carrot, aubergine and peppers on quinoa if one of those dishes where you think to yourself, “can food really taste this good?”

music and beans pork

The slow cooked lamb shwarma is second-to-none, and the salmon and sea bass are prepared in a way that it’s delivered with plenty of flavour.

music and beans plate

Veg, meat, fish, or just a few starters in the mix too, you’ll have such a nice choice, and a reason to go back to try the next item on the menu.

They have a good drinks and dessert menu too, the hot caramel brownie with ice cream tops a perfect meal off quite nicely. See the full menu here.

While you’re there, try one of their coffees, quite possibly the best coffee in Camden.

Music & Beans is on 82 Camden High St, London NW1 0LT.

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New Retail Scheme for Hawley Wharf

A new retail scheme is planned for Hawley Wharf which is situated right next to the famous Camden Stables Market.

The investment firm, LabTech, has unveiled plans to invest and update the area known as Hawley Wharf which will see the development of an area that makes up 580,000sq ft.

The 30 railway arches will be restored as well as the existing warehouse buildings.


Already planned to open in summer 2019, the newly developed area will have 150 retail spaces and the largest farmer’s market in North London. In addition there will be more than 60 food and drinks locations, 195 new apartments, 60,000 ft of co-working space and entertainment space.

Coliers International will oversee the leasing the retail spaces for food and drink.

Hawley Wharf Camden
A CGI impression of the new Hawley Wharf layout

With the new development and shopping and eating locations the annual visitor numbers to Camden is expected to reach 50 million per year by 2020.

LabTech say that they are looking to take Camden “back to what it had before and creating what it is so famous for”.

Get ready for a new look and more vibrant Hawley Wharf.

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A New Brew from Camden Town

Camden Town Brewery has teamed up with Homeslice to make a beer just for them.

Beer and pizza, what a fabulous combination. Camden Town Brewery has created a crisp, easy-drinking lager for Homeslice. The Pilsner-based lager doesn’t have the ingredients on the tin because the recipe will change seasonally.

Camden brewery home brew

The beer is made to go with pizza.

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New Amy Winehouse Back to Black Documentary Announced

A new documentary, Amy Winehouse – Back to Black, has been announced.

The new documentary will follow the story of the making of her last album, Back to Black, which shows unseen footage of Amy and interviews with producers and musicians such as Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.

The bonus on the DVD/Blu-Ray/digital documentary is “An Intimate Evening in London,” with footage of Amy Winehouse’s performance at Riverside Studios on February 10th 2008. That was she night she won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year (Rehab) and accepted it over satellite linkup.

The Amy Winehouse statue in Camden Town market

This is the follow-up documentary to “Amy”, which was released in 2016 and went on to win the Oscar Award for Best Documentary.

We’re looking forward to watching the new Amy Winehouse documentary, due for release November 2nd 2018.

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