Camden is...Heritage

The largest of London’s hidden rivers, the Fleet is an unsung hero of Camden that informed the city structure north of the River Thames. Be it in the naming of streets, the positioning of railway stations or the location of markets and industries, there are subtle references to the river all along the route from source to the mouth at Blackfriars Bridge. Read more about its history here!
The past decade has seen the rise of a vast property development in the King’s Cross district of central London. As its residential zone nears completion, Dr Philip Carter considers the life of Henry Croft – founder of the Pearly Kings, and a late-Victorian resident of King’s Cross – who features in the development’s marketing campaign. Recreating Henry’s life story owes much to a growing range of digitised resources now shaping microhistorical and prosopographical approaches to the past.