Camden Town Underground Station can be extremely busy on a weekend, with crowds forming outside the station, so we strongly recommend you do not arrange to meet your friends directly outside the station.
Best to make arrangements to meet at a bar (as if you needed an excuse) or a spot round the corner.
Located in central London, Camden is super accessible by public transport from both in and outside of London.
Plan your journey using Transport for London’s journey planner:
There are three tube stations along the Camden Rocks Festival circuit, all within a mile of each other, and all on the Northern Line:
Chalk Farm Underground
Camden Town Underground
Mornington Crescent Undergound
The northern line now operates on a 24 hour tube so public transport options are available into the night (always check www.tfl.gov.uk to check whether any onward connections operate on a 24 hour basis also).
Tube map here:
Camden Town Underground Station can be particularly busy on a Saturday so you may prefer to travel to either Chalk Farm or Mornington Crescent. It’s just a short walk between all the stations:
‘Camden Road’ is the overground rail station for Camden and is a 5 minute walk to Camden Highstreet on which the majority of venues are located. Here’s a map of all the stations that connect with Camden Road all over london:
Kings Cross and Euston stations are both within walking distance or a short taxi ride or just one stop on the Northern Line from Camden.
Other main London stations (such as Marylebone, Waterloo, Victoria or Liverpool Street) are all within easy reach of Camden through the Underground.
Use the journey planner above to plan your bus route. Camden Town is served by numerous bus routes and night buses – good for getting home after the tube’s closed!
On your bike, mate!
There’s several docking stations for the Boris Bike Hire scheme in Camden.
Check out safe routes and where to collect / dock bikes on the official website.
We would not recommend coming to the festival by car. Parking in Camden is largely residents parking and the pay and display spaces that are available are often few and far between on a weekend when the market is on!
If you do decide to drive, you can search the locations of ‘Pay and Display’ bays here: http://maps.camden.gov.uk/parkingbays/
There is a car park in Camden, located just off Camden High Street, but the car park closes at 8pm on Saturdays. You can leave your car there overnight for a maximum charge of £14.50 (correct at the time of writing). Again, spaces are limited and not guaranteed. Details and location here: http://www.lomaxcarpark.co.uk/curnock_estate_b.html
The Eurostar Terminal gets in to St Pancras Station in Kings Cross.
This is 5 minutes ride in a taxi from Camden
Or, one stop on the underground from Kings Cross Station to Camden Town Station
Or, a 10 minute ride on the 214 bus from outside Kings Cross / St Pancras Station to Camden Town
Or, a 20 minute walk.
Easy connections to all London airports.
London Luton Airport is a 45 minute train journey from the Luton Airport Parkway Station to Kentish Town Station or Kings Cross Station, both one tube stop away from Camden Town.