Christmas and New Year opening times 2015
Normal opening hours will be in operation over most of the festive period, with the exception of Friday 25 December to Monday 28 December (inclusive) and Friday 1 January when Contact Camden and most services will be closed.
Changes to services are listed below.
Contact Camden – our customer services team – will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 24 December and Thursday 31 December. Essential services will continue as usual over Christmas and New Year. In an emergency, call 020 7974 4444 (24 hours a day).
You can use your Camden Account at any time to manage key services in one place with one log in. With your Camden Account you can:
- pay and view your council tax bill
- purchase resident parking permits and eVisitor parking permits
- report a housing repair
- view rent statements
- view housing benefit claims and payments
- pay and view leaseholder service charges
- check bin collection days, report missed collections and order recycling equipment.
Rubbish and recycling collections
Collection services will remain the same unless your normal collection day falls on one of the dates listed below. If you don't know what day your bins are normally collected you can find out here.
|Normal collection day||Christmas collection day|
|Friday 25 December||Sunday 27 December|
|Monday 28 December||Tuesday 29 December|
|Tuesday 29 December||Wednesday 30 December|
|Wednesday 30 December||Thursday 31 December|
|Thursday 31 December||Saturday 2 January|
|Friday 1 January||Sunday 3 January|
For more information, visit our recycling and waste pages.
Leisure and sports centres
Reduced opening hours will be in operation across all Camden leisure centres from Tuesday 22 December to Saturday 2 January. Leisure centres will additionally be closed on Monday 21 December due to Better’s annual staff training day. Please see timetable below for the Christmas opening hours of your local leisure centre.
|Date||Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre||Oasis Sports Centre||Kentish Town Sports Centre||Pancras Square Leisure||Talacre Community Sports Centre|
|Monday 21 December||CLOSED (staff training)||CLOSED (staff training)||CLOSED (staff training)||CLOSED (staff training)||CLOSED (staff training)|
|Tuesday 22 December||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 7pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Wednesday 23 December||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 7pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Thursday 24 December||6.30am – 5pm||8am – 5pm||6.30am – 5pm||8am – 5pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Friday 25 December||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Saturday 26 December||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Sunday 27 December||8am – 6pm||9:30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||8am – 7pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Monday 28 December||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 7pm||CLOSED|
|Tuesday 29 December||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 7pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Wednesday 30 December||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||6.30am – 6pm||8am – 7pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Thursday 31 December||6.30am – 5pm||8am – 5pm||6.30am – 5pm||8am – 5pm||9am – 3.30pm|
|Friday 1 January||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Saturday 2 January||8am – 6pm||9:30am – 6pm||8am – 6pm||8am – 8pm||8.45am – 6pm|
For more information, visit the Better website.
Normal parking enforcement will be in operation on Thursday 24, Sunday 27 and Thursday 31 December.
Bank holiday parking enforcement will be in operation on:
- Friday 25 December
- Saturday 26 December
- Monday 28 December
- Friday 1 January
Full details, including car pound opening times, can be found on our parking and enforcement pages.
Highgate Library will close at 1pm on Thursday 24 December and re-open on Monday 4 January.
All other Camden libraries:
|Thursday 24 December||Libraries close at 4pm|
|Friday 25 December||Libraries closed|
|Saturday 26 December||Libraries closed|
|Sunday 27 December||Libraries closed|
|Monday 28 December||Libraries closed|
|Tuesday 29 December||Libraries open usual times|
|Wednesday 30 December||Libraries open usual times|
|Thursday 31 December||Libraries close at 4pm|
|Friday 1 January||Libraries closed|
All Camden libraries will return to usual opening times on Saturday 2 January 2016, apart from Highgate which will re-open on Monday 4 January.
Our online digital library will be operating as normal, where you can view your library account, renew your items, borrow an e-book and more. There will be an extended loan period over Christmas and New Year.
For more information, visit our libraries pages.