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Top Choice Cemetery in Camden & North London

Highgate Cemetery

A Gothic wonderland of shrouded urns, obelisks, broken columns, sleeping angels, Egyptian-style tombs and overgrown graves, Highgate is a Victorian Valhalla spread over 20 wonderfully wild and atmospheric hectares. …
Top Choice Live Music in Camden & North London

Jazz Cafe

The name would have you think jazz is the main staple, but it's only a small slice of what's on the menu. The intimate club-like space also serves up funk, hip hop, R&B, soul and rare groove, with big-name acts …
Top Choice Park in Camden & North London

Hampstead Heath

Sprawling Hampstead Heath, with its rolling woodlands and meadows, feels a million miles away – despite being approximately four miles – from the City of London. Covering 320 hectares, most of it woods, hills and me…
Top Choice Live Music in Camden & North London


Opened in 1920 as a salubrious golden-age cinema, Scala slipped into porn-movie hell in the 1970s only to be reborn as a club and live-music venue in the noughties. It's one of the best places in London to catch an …
Top Choice Pub in Camden & North London

Dublin Castle

There's live punk or alternative bands most nights in this comfortingly grungy pub's back room (cover charges are usually between £4.50 and £7). DJs take over after the bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Top Choice Museum in Camden & North London

Wellcome Collection

Focusing on the interface of art, science and medicine, this clever and resourceful museum is fascinating. There are interactive displays where you can scan your face and watch it stretched into the statistical aver…
Top Choice Zoo in Camden & North London

ZSL London Zoo

Established in 1828, these 15-hectare zoological gardens are among the oldest in the world. The emphasis nowadays is firmly placed on conservation, education and breeding. Highlights include Penguin Beach, Gorilla K…
Top Choice Historic Building in Camden & North London


This magnificent neoclassical mansion stands at the northern end of Hampstead Heath in a glorious sweep of landscaped gardens leading down to a picturesque lake. The 17th-century house was substantially remodelled i…
Top Choice Library in Camden & North London

British Library

Consisting of low-slung red-brick terraces and fronted by a large plaza featuring an oversized statue of Sir Isaac Newton, Colin St John Wilson’s British Library building is a love-it-or-hate-it affair (Prince Charl…
Top Choice Pub in Camden & North London

Edinboro Castle

Large and relaxed Edinboro enjoys a refined atmosphere, gorgeous furniture perfect for slumping, a fine bar and a full menu. The highlight, however, is the huge beer garden, complete with warm-weather BBQs and foosb…