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Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm London Guide

7 July 2020 Simon Banks Read time: 3 min
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Simon Banks

You will find Chalk Farm neatly nestled between the serenity of Belsize Park and the hustle and bustle of Camden. This small pocket of northwest London is small, though. Blink, and you'll miss it.

What Chalk Farm lacks in size it more than makes up for in entertainment. Prime neighbourhoods like Hampstead, Primrose Hill and King's Cross are just a hop and a skip away. Excellent travel links only add to its appeal.

Chalk Farm is ideally positioned for the best that London has to offer, whether you're after scenic strolls in open spaces, sampling some of the best restaurants in the capital, or trying out the latest bars.

On a map

Chalk Farm Google Map

Chalk Farm is a small London neighbourhood in northwest London. It falls under the London Borough of Camden and shares the same postcode (NW1). It's located 3.5 miles from Charing Cross.

History of Chalk Farm

Historic Chalk Farm picture

Formerly known as The Manor of Rugmere, Chalk Farm was an estate mentioned in the Domesday Book. It was one of five parts of a manor that formed the Ancient Parish of St. Pancras.

King Henry VIII purchased part of the manor, breaking it up from the northeastern part of Regent's Park. After its separation, it became known as Chalk Farm, and has kept the name ever since.

Who lives there?

According to the 2011 census, Chalk Farm has a population just shy of 25,000 and a median age of 36. Seventy-two percent of residents rent their home, making it a renter-friendly neighbourhood.

Renting in Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm Houses

Property in Chalk Farm offers a varied mix. Many Victorian and Georgian houses have been converted into modern apartments with period features. Along Haverstock Hill, you will find purpose-built flats from the sixties, while a smattering of new builds are also available in Chalk Farm, Hampstead and Camden.

Rental prices in Chalk Farm are slightly lower than nearby Hampstead and Primrose Hill. Expect to pay an average of £1,650 per month for a one-bedroom property, £1,900 for a two-bedroom apartment and £2,700 for a three-bedroom home.

Chalk Farm travel

Chalk Farm tube station

Chalk Farm is just a few miles from central London and is well-connected travel-wise. There is a tube station on the Northern Line, which has direct services to Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Charing Cross, King's Cross and Bank.

Belsize Park, Hampstead, Camden Town and Mornington Crescent tube stations are within walking distance. All of them are on the Northern Line. Chalk Farm is located in Zone 2.

Chalk Farm eateries

Bite Me Burger

Food at Mite Me Burger

Enjoy a few tasty treats in the form of mini burgers that fit perfectly between your fingers and thumb at Bite Me Burger. Choose from pick and mix options that include duos, trios, quads and even 24 miniature delights.

A Taste Of Greece

A local Chalk Farm favourite, you can sample authentic Greek delights at A Taste of Greece. The restaurant is family-run and specialises in Souvlaki Wraps, as well as meat, vegan and vegetarian options.

Gabeto

Gabeto exterior

Experience salsa and reggaeton vibes at Gabeto and enjoy a Latin American hotspot nestled away in Camden Market. Spread over two floors, you can dine, drink and dance the night away with a range of Latin flavours and sounds.

Things to do in Chalk Farm

Camden Market

One of London's most iconic markets, Camden Market features over 1,000 stalls selling everything from fashion to food. The market is the lifeblood of the area and is always bustling with locals and tourists alike.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

Spread over 790 acres, Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular open spaces. Bask in nature and enjoy wild woodlands, rolling meadows, local wildlife, swimming ponds and sweeping views over the capital from Parliament Hill.

Roundhouse

Set on Chalk Farm Road, Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue located in a Grade II listed building. In the past, legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, Jay-Z, Bob Dylan, James Brown, The Doors and Adele have all performed at the venue. It has also hosted music events like the iTunes Festival and the BBC's Electric Proms.

Moving to Chalk Farm

If you want to embrace quintessential London life, then it's time to think about moving to Chalk Farm. There's no shortage of entertainment on offer, and you can also choose to enjoy the quiet life should you choose. Chalk Farm is an eclectic neighbourhood for many tastes.

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