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Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm
Chalk Farm is located in Greater London
Chalk Farm
 Chalk Farm shown within Greater London
Population 24,977 Informal tube-named district: maximal two-ward definition based on 2011 census[1]
OS grid reference
London borough Camden
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district NW1, NW3, NW5
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Holborn and St Pancras
London Assembly Barnet and Camden
List of places

Chalk Farm is a small urban district of northwest London, England 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.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Demography 4
  • Transport 5
    • Neighbouring places 5.1
    • Nearest stations 5.2
  • References 6


The land slopes upwards more steeply to the north-west and abruptly to form a knoll to the south-west which is Primrose Hill. Chalk Farm tube station is the closest underground network station to all parts, the defining criterion. This is true of much of the therefore loosely more Chalk Farm-associated upmarket western residential definition and green (Regents Park definition) of Primrose Hill. The south of the area has regular residents on its broadest definition, capable therefore, of including Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Sienna Miller among the highest-grossing early 21st century 'Camden set' of writers, artists and actors, but equally parts of both wards have some stubborn poverty and a significant minority of their housing is social housing.


Its name was formerly Chalcot when it was a hamlet of the once vast

  1. ^ a b Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ Edward Walford (1878). Old and New London: Vol. 5. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 


The nearest London Overground station (east-west) is centred 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east:

Nearest stations

Neighbouring places


2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² green spaces km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens km² domestic buildings km² non-domestic buildings Usual residents km²
Haverstock ward 677 727 2583 1156 111 0.10 0.01 0.00 0.15 0.10 0.08 12364 0.73
Camden Town with Primrose Hill ward 1122 882 1802 1974 125 0.16 0.02 0.02 0.18 0.15 0.17 12613 1.17

Being a convenient division ('district') with no formal definition, the maximal definition of Chalk Farm takes in the bulk of two current electoral wards which are set out below, with relevant land use and home ownership statistics from the 2011 census.


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.

Camden College of English was within the usual definition.

Chalk Farm contains Haverstock School Business & Enterprise College (formerly Haverstock Comprehensive School).

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

Chalk Farm equates to the northern neighbourhood of Camden Town and joins in its many lively pubs, live music venues, and restaurants.



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