Unseen Tours: Camden Walking Tour: Art & Music in London’s Unseen Borough

Camden Walking Tour: Art & Music in London’s Unseen Borough

London, United Kingdom

Unseen Tours

Social Enterprise

2 hours
From$19 USDPer person

Unseen Tours is a social enterprise that engages those who have been affected by homelessness and provides them with support through guide training.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the historical borough of Camden while supporting employment efforts for people who have previously experienced homelessness.
  • View London from Primrose Hill and enjoy the iconic scenery.
  • Visit Camden’s famous pubs and music venues while learning about its history as a hub of music and creativity.

Tour revenue will be invested in supporting the local guides who have all been affected by homelessness.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday

  • Start Time

    2 PM

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 30

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Camden is the center of everything creative in London, from music to fashion to art! Let a local guide share their first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden, from early Pink Floyd performing at the Roundhouse in 1966 through to the emerging Indie scene of the 1980s up to the establishment of Camden as the home of all the major Brit Pop artists of the 1990s.

Learn about the establishment of Camden Town and Primrose Hill during the Industrial Revolution and the recent gentrification of these areas. Experience the contrasts between poverty and homelessness in Camden Town and the opulence of Primrose Hill where many famous celebrities live. Visitors will also experience iconic views of London, discover hidden areas around Camden, and walk along the Regent’s Canal path. This tour will last 2 hours.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Hollie Tye
February 11, 2017
Ribbon ambassador
Katy Clarke
February 11, 2017
Ribbon ambassador
Ellie Cleary
February 11, 2017

7 Visitor Reviews

    Freda Farmand ●  Mar 11, 2018

    I took the Unseen Tours walk around Camden and Primrose Hill with Mike yesterday. It was the best walking tour I have ever taken (done quite a few in London and Europe), with the very personal input from Mike leaving a memorable impression upon us all I think. I would never have found out the information he imparted about the local area any other way - even Google has its limits. Highly recommended and worth every penny. Hint: take along a little extra cash because you will definitely want to tip Mike by the end (not that he expects it).

    Jan De Vries ●  Jun 28, 2017

    I liked the stories Mike told. As the Italians say: e non e vero, e ben trovato. I like Camden, thanks to the stories. The area is even more interesting to me.

    Ellie Cleary ●  Feb 22, 2017

    Thank you for this wonderful experience - Mike was a fantastic guide who kept us entertained to the end of the tour with his stories about rock n roll Camden and his rockstar neighbors - this definitely is a tour of contrasts (as he calls it) and is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see another side of London. Most of all, Mike's story was incredibly moving and I'm happy to have found out about and supported such a worthy cause.

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Tour Start Address

Outside Chalk Farm Tube, Adelaide Road NW3 2BP., London, England, United Kingdom

How To Get There

Visitors can take the northern line on the tube to Chalk Farm Station.

More About Unseen Tours


To empower homeless individuals to showcase their story, creativity, and resourcefulness by taking the general public on great tours to various parts of the city.

Main Programs

  • Social inclusion and poverty reduction

Awards & Recognition

Featured (2010)
TimeOut London
Featured (2015)
Featured (2013)
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism
Award (2011)
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Winner (2015)