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Chalk Farm Area Guide

Chalk Farm Area Guide

Author: Julie, 21/07/2016

Chalk Farm is a small urban district of northwest London, immediately north of Camden Town and currently split equally between the electoral wards of Camden Town and Primrose Hill in the south and Haverstock in the north.

Its name was formerly Chalcot when it was a hamlet of the once vast Hornsey parish (centred on a village of the same name). Before the post-1791 development of Camden Town the residents of Primrose Hill, who do not live on the green hill were divided between Hornsey and St Pancras villages.  Chalk Farm equates to the northern neighbourhood of Camden Town and joins in its many lively pubs, live music venues, and restaurants.

Within immediate reach of its station is The Roundhouse, a former circular railway engine turntable shed converted for 360° arts and performance use.

For over 70 years major bus routes were operated from Chalk Farm bus garage, in Harmood Street, the trace vestige of which is the 27 and 393 are the buses to terminate at Chalk Farm. These buses reach to nearby radial points outside of central London: Chiswick Business Park and Clapton respectively.


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