Category: Camden

Photo of NE corner of Chalcot Square
Primrose Hill
Geoff Boyd

Chalcot Square, Primrose Hill

Discovery I got to know Primrose Hill in the 1970s when I shared a flat for four years on nearby Haverstock Hill. During that time I had a temporary job

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Kings Cross
Freda Dahl-Nielsen

New squares and parks in Camden

The recent blogs on the Camden Guides website have been about squares, often the favourite of the author of the blog.  Well, I am being greedy as I am talking

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phot0 of Queen Square by Julian Osley
Bloomsbury
Lynette Denzey

My favourite square in Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury.  What image does that word conjure up for you?  For me it is squares.   Bloomsbury has many garden squares, some are private, but many are open to the public,

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Bloomsbury
Sylvia McNamara

Statues of Women in Camden Squares

Where are the women? Well, first of all, there are some statues of Women in Camden Squares! Which, given the national statistics from the Public Monuments and Sculptures Association (PMSA),

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photo of the west gate of Lincoln's Inn by Christine Matthews
Holborn
Jane Samsworth

Lincoln’s Inn

Introduction Welcome to this brief summary of some of the history, human and architectural, of Lincoln’s Inn.  Let’s start with the basics.  Where, what and when Lincoln’s Inn refers to

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Photo of the Crick building by Daniel Hausherr
Camden
David Brown

Medical Camden

Medicine and Camden This post lists the blogs that have been created on the Camden Guides blog site under the Medicine and Camden theme, divided between ‘people’ and ‘institutions’. Medical

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Photo of Bloomsbury Square from the south
Bloomsbury
Stephen Collins

Writers and Bloomsbury Square

On becoming editor of these blogs, I inherited the foregoing title and no-one to write it.  At first I thought it was probably a null set, because, unlike other squares

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Drawing of 49 Great Ormond Street 1882
Bloomsbury
Kirstie Shedden

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Today there are few people who haven’t heard of the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. Just off Queen Square in Bloomsbury, the hospital treats thousands of children

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