Rediscover your local high street
Camden’s vibrant high streets are part of what makes our borough the unique and exciting place that it is. Over the past few months, local businesses have faced many challenges with independent businesses in particular hit the hardest.
To support the businesses we know and love, the Council is launching a campaign to encourage residents to rediscover their high street and everything it has to offer, from shops and restaurants to cultural spots and outdoor spaces.
“Whether it’s your favourite bakery, florist or friendly corner shop, this year has been a reminder of just how important local, independent establishments are to our communities and our borough.
“The next few months look to be tough, but Camden is back open for business and there’s never been a more important time to shop local and support your area. This is vital for our economy and jobs, as well as the unique character that each of our high streets bring to parts of Camden we’re proud to call home.
“It’s also amazing to see how hard our business community have worked to make venues safe and I’d like to thank them for their effort to follow changing Government guidance. I’m also pleased to announce that Camden will be allocating the Government’s new Business Grants to support businesses who have seen earnings fall due to tier 2 restrictions. We’ll be able to share more on how to apply in the coming weeks.”
Here are just a few reasons to head back to Camden’s high streets:
- Belsize Village ‘Streatery’ with its outdoor licence renewed until January 2021 the Belsize Village Streatery is a great place to enjoy al fresco dining, complete with environmentally friendly outdoor heaters to help you through the winter months. Find it at Belsize Terrace, Belsize Park, London NW3 5AS.
- Camden Market offers an eclectic mix of shops and market stalls, both indoors and outside, with everything from vintage fashion to handcrafted accessories and unique gifts. Take advantage of discounts of up to 25% at over 60 participating restaurants, shops, stalls and cafés as part of the Camden Card. Also, don’t miss the ‘Music Walk of Fame’ - a mile-long trail dedicated to Camden’s musical trailblazers.
- Drummond Street is home to some of Europe’s best authentic Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants, with amazing vegetarian and vegan options. With new outdoor seating areas at some of its best known venues, Drummond Street is set to be a prime destination this winter.
- Holborn & Bloomsbury is the place to visit this half term with the British Museum, Sir John Soane’s House and Charles Dickens museum. Grab lunch on one of the side streets around Museum Street or Lamb’s Conduit Street, or drop by Coram’s Fields: an incredible seven-acre playground and park for children and young people open seven days a week.
To find out what your local high street has to offer, visit camden.gov.uk/camden-high-streets and share your own hidden gems by using the hastag #LoveyourCamden.