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Camden Private Schools & Special Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In London Camden

For anyone planning a move to or within Camden in north west  London, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic part of London.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in London, Camden's famous areas include Camden Lock, Kentish Town and Primrose Hill. 

Camden has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, charming architecture, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different properties to call home, from brilliantly located apartments, period terrace houses and innovative new builds to  executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Camden Town offers an eclectic mix of markets, cuisines and live music venues. The vibrant district of London offers endless opportunities. Enjoy a beautiful stroll along Regent’s Canal, sample incredible street food at the markets or head down to one of the many music venues for a listen to some incredible live artists." Camden Town

Camden town is a district in northwest London, roughly 2.5 north of Charing Cross. The neighbouring boroughs to Camden town are The City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Barnet and Haringey to the north, Brent to the west and Islington to the east. 

Camden is known for its unbeatable music scene with many famous artists settling in the vibrant town. Celebrities such as Amy Winehouse, Dylan Thomas and Walter Sickert. 

For more fun facts and figures about Camden, scroll down to our Camden feature page! 




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in London, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Camden (or you already live in Camden but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Camden there is a big choice of high quality Camden schools, with a number of the Camden’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Camden’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Camden, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Camden and in the suburbs of Camden Lock, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury and Primrose Hill by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.




Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Camden, some of the best of which being:



Francis Holland School

Marylebone, London, England, NW1 6XR

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 11-18 years, Day

Francis Holland School has an outstanding and enviable reputation for academic success, with an excellent culture of pastoral care woven into the fabric of their community.

[Read More About Francis Holland School...]



Abercorn School

South Hampstead, London, England, NW8 9XP

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-13 Years, Day

Abercorn School aim to lead the way in educating young people about diversity and equality and give every child the confidence to discover where their gifts lie and to enjoy their talents.

[Read More About Abercorn School...]



St Mary’s School, Hampstead

Hampstead, London, England, NW3 6PG

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 2-11 Years, Day

St Mary’s School celebrates the uniqueness of every girl and rejoices in their success. They foster a culture of care and support whilst maintaining a rigorous, challenging curriculum.

[Read More About St Mary’s School…]



Devonshire House Preparatory School

Hampstead, London, England, NW3 6AE

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 2-11 Years, Day

Devonshire House inspires not only a love of learning, but a love of thinking for oneself and the strength and resilience to do so, to make the most of life and to help others along the journey. Pupils learn how to work hard for their own achievements and to work well with others, with understanding and co-operation.

[Read More About Devonshire House Preparatory School…]



City of London School for Girls

Barbican, London, England, EC2Y 8BB

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 11-18 Years, Day

City of London School for Girls is known for its outstanding education, to be fun, pioneering and properly adventurous, leading the country in scholarly exploration, pastoral development, partnerships and co-curricular engagement.

[Read More About City of London School for Girls…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In London, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Special Needs Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Camden, London, England, UK

The most popular areas in Camden (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Camden Town, Camden, UK (262,226) 

>  Hampstead, Camden, UK

Hampstead Town (48,900), Frongnal (13,300), Belsize (14,000), Swiss Cottage (12,900)

>  St. Pancras, Camden, UK (31,800) 

>  Somers Town, Camden, UK (13,800)

>  Kilburn, Camden, UK (13,600)

>  Kentish Town, Camden, UK (13,417) 

>  Holborn, Camden, UK (13,000) 

>  Bloomsbury, Camden, UK (12,100) 

>  Highgate, Camden, UK (11,700)




Camden is very popular place to live and many people move to Camden each year, or to near Camden and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Camden are looking for a bustling and vibrant location with endless opportunities to choose from. Deciding to relocate to the Camden in order to enjoy a different pace of life of the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Camden, London, England, UK

> FACT 1:  Camden Town is well known for its unmatched market scene. Camden Market has recently been ranked London’s fourth-largest attraction with approximately 280 stalls and over 100,000 visitors each day. 

> FACT 2: Camden Lock Market is the top destination for foodies. Here you can find anything your heart so desires. Visit the Cheese Wheel to watch your pasta swirl around in a wheel of cheese before being freshly served right into your hands, or for budding veggies and vegans wanting to try something new, head to the Young Vegans stall for a meat free take on bangers and mash! 

> FACT 3:  The legendary singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse fell in love with Camden town and spent the majority of her life in the neighbourhood. Amy first fell in love with Jazz and frequently gigged at the Jazz cafe on Parkway before blending her sound with the unique hip-hop and reggae tones of Camden. With a spot on Camden’s “Music Walk of Fame”, Amy is treasured by the residents in Camden.  

> FACT 4:  The Electric Ballroom is one of the most famous music destinations in London and has been a destination nightclub since the 1950s. With its two dancefloors and bars attracting bands such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Clash, U2, Madness and many more. 

> FACT 5: Camden is also famous for its craft beer and you’ll never be far from a pint when in Camden. Local favourites include The World’s End, Dublin Castle, The Black Heart and Drafthouse. 

> FACT 6:  The Roundhouse, one of Camden's most famous gig-spots, was originally a roundhouse for steam engine locomotives. The building was constructed in 1847 and was converted into a performing arts venue in the 1960s. Since then it has hosted a series of famous artists, from Pink Floyd to Jimi Hendrix and The Doors, this amazing venue is definitely worth a visit. 

> FACT 7:  Camden is home to some spectacular architecture. A landmark spot for viewing some of the best brutalist buildings in the 20th century. The Alexandra and Ainsworth is the largest listed building in England and features stunning cuts of slanted concrete intricately designed to sit within beautiful patches of greenery and residential balconies. 

> FACT 8:  Camden was once the global hub for gin! Many distilleries set up warehouses in the Camden area, including W&A Gilbey. For a funky tour of Camden’s gin history, head over to Half Hitch, a micro distillery in the centre of town, for a boozy history lesson!  

> FACT 9:  Camden is not known just for its musical roots, historic writers such as George Orwell, Mary Shelley, John Keats and Charles Dickens all spent time in Camden. 

> FACT 10: Camden has the largest number of museums than any other London borough. The famous Museum Mile consists of 13 different museums. Some of the more famous one include the Freud Museum, Keats House and the London Canal Museum. 

Where To Live In Camden, UK

Camden and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, mansion, with or without granny annex, garden or courtyard.  There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

For central city living, Camden and the areas near Camden are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Highgate Camden, Holborn & Covent Garden Camden, Kentish Town Camden, Kilburn Camden, Kings Cross Camden, Euston Camden, Leather Lane Camden, Hatton Garden Camden, Primrose Hill Camden, West Hampstead, Camden

Commuting To And From Camden By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Camden is especially popular with those who have offices based in London and are happy to commute into the centre for the majority of the week. 

Others are happy to commute regularly to The City of London, Canary Wharf, Westminster, The West End and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Camden To Westminster: Camden is about 4 miles by road from Camden via the A400 and driving to the centre of Westminster from Camden normally takes under 30 minutes There is a very regular tube service to Westminster from Camden, with tubes taking from 20 minutes via the Northern or Circle and District Lines to get to Westminster.

>  Camden To The City of London:  The City is about 4 miles by road from Camden via the A501 and driving to the centre of The City of London from Camden normally takes under 30 minutes.  There is a very regular tube service to The City of London from Camden, with tubes taking from 25 minutes via the Northern and Central Lines to get to The City of London

>  Camden To The West End:  The West End is about 2 miles by road from Camden via the A400 and driving to the centre of The West End from Camden normally takes under 15 minutes.  There is a very regular tube service to The West End from Camden, with tubes taking from 12 minutes via the Northern Line to get to The West End.

>  Camden To Canary Wharf:   Canary Wharf is about 7 miles by road from Camden via the A4200 & A21203 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf  from Camden normally takes under 50 minutes.  There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from Camden, with tubes taking from 30 minutes to 40 minutes via the Northern and Central Lines to get to Canary Wharf.



Nearest Airports To Camden, UK

The nearest airport to Camden is London City International Airport (LCY) which is 9 miles away.  Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (under 14 miles), London Luton (LTN) (under 25 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (under 26 miles).




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