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Here you can find advice and practical information to help you plan your perfect trip to Camden.
your own personal tour
With the London Greeters scheme you can book a personal guided tour with a local volunteer – a local expert who wants to share their knowledge of their local area with visitors from all over the world. They love where they live - and want to share their passion, expert knowledge and insider tips with you.
You can book a group of up to six people on a greet and your tour can last between one and hour hours, and best of all – it’s free! Find more details and book your tour on the London Greeters website.
whizz around on two wheels
In Camden you can hire a bike from one of the public bike docking stations as part of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme - a bike sharing scheme similar to the Velib bikes in Paris. There are bike docking stations across central London giving you access to around 6,000 bikes at 400 locations.
If you’re just visiting, the easiest option for you is the casual user arrangement where you don’t have to register on the scheme. As a casual user, you simply need to swipe your Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card and purchase your access period: either 24 hours or seven days.
Alternatively, you can register and pay for your daily, weekly or yearly access fee - your first half-hour of riding is free, with no additional charge provided you return your bike to a docking station within 30 minutes.
If you want to hire a bike for a full day or longer, you can rent it from one of London's many cycle hire companies.
Many major attractions and venues in Camden are just a short walk away from each other, so with a bit of advance planning, you can enjoy the sights and get there in double quick time.
Maybe you want to enjoy a more leisurely pace instead of just getting from A to B? From historic streets and giant green spaces to amazing architecture and secret stories, we've got themed walks, guides and itineraries here on Love Camden.
You can also check forthcoming walking events on our what’s on section.
Camden is also part of the Legible London project, which is a pedestrian way-finding system to help you walk around the capital. Look out for the tall blue and yellow signs on the pavements to help you find your way around.
where can I get visitor advice when I’m out and about?
Below are the details of the tourist information centres in Camden.
- Euston travel information centre
- Holborn information kiosk
- King’s Cross St Pancras International travel centre
If you are in Bloomsbury, Holborn or St Giles – an area known as ‘midtown’, look out for a helpful “Ranger”. In their bright orange uniforms, the inmidtown Rangers are difficult to miss, and offer assistance to workers, residents and visitors. Rangers have also been accredited as London Ambassadors by Visit London.
They are equipped with local maps and are happy to answer enquiries from visitors who are looking for local attractions or somewhere to eat. So if you’re unsure about directions, just ask a Ranger.
Check out the inclusivelondon.com site to search for accessible toilets, venues and more.
Jumping on a Barclays cycle hire bike when you want to explore Camden at your leisure.