Bohemian prosperity and urban edginess attract everyone from lawyers to media entrepreneurs to struggling writers to Camden.
Regent’s Canal and its linked industry used to be drawbacks for the area, along with the proximity of King’s Cross and St Pancras. Now though, the waterways and train lines are positives. Canalside regeneration has cleaned up the area and Eurostar brings Paris so close. Camden Courtyards is the latest transformation of industrial land. An old optical works is making way for 164 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats, with half “affordable” through Newlon Housing Trust.
Clad in patterned brick and with a rusty Corten steel roof extension, the architecture picks up on the site’s industrial heritage. There are also two tranquil internal courtyards and communal roof terraces. Prices from £610,000. Call Barratt on 0844 2250032.