The London Borough of Camden is a borough in north west London, and forms part of Inner London. The southern reaches of Camden form a part of central London. 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 transcribed diaries of William Copeland Astbury, just recently made available, describe Camden and the surrounding areas in significant detail from 1829 to 1848. The local authority is Camden London Borough Council.
Neighbouring places are the City of Westminster and the City of London towards the south, Brent to the west, Barnet and Haringey towards the north and Islington towards the east. The borough covers a total area of around 8.4 square miles. You will find 162 English Heritage blue plaques within the borough of Camden representing the many diverse personalities that have lived there. The borough is also home to a wide selection of attractions, which include the Bloomsbury Theatre, Camden Market, the Foundling Museum and Kenwood House.
All bus services are operated by Transport for London, and buses serve each suburb in the borough. 3 of the fourteen central London's railway terminals are positioned within the borough, which are Euston, St. Pancras International and King's Cross.