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Cycling in Camden

Camden Cycle Journey Planner

Welcome to the CycleStreets cycle Journey Planner for Camden.

This is a development of the one that's been running in Cambridge for two years. The system not only offers you direct or quiet route options but will also show photos taken along the route - different depending on which direction you plan to travel.

The mapping is based on OpenStreetMap (OSM) which is a relatively new idea - a database of very detailed geographic data that was created by a community of volunteers and to which anyone can contribute. Camden is already quite thoroughly mapped on OSM, but you may be able to spot some missing links, especially where they are cycle or pedestrian-specific.

YOU can improve the OSM maps by adding to OpenStreetMap or giving direct feedback to the CycleStreets website's developers. At present CycleStreets doesn't take hills (or cobbles) into account. Improvements to deal with this known limitation in the Beta release will be in place soon.

At present there are not many photos on Camden. (see for inspiration). Please help by uploading yours. It will soon be possible to add videos as well.

One feature we hope that you will find useful - every time a route is planned it is given a unique URL (the link at the top of your browser, starting http:// ...). This can be used by you in future or sent to a friend who (for instance) is thinking of cycling to work but doesn't know the best route. It is also possible to view planned routes on mobile phones that have internet access.

A browsable London Cycle Map is a separate development by the Camden Cycling Campaign that offers a browsable library of London routes and cycling resources. It shows the London Cycle Network and other recommended cycle routes over a variety of different types of map (Google Map, Satellite, Terrain; OSM and OSM Cycle) with pop-up summary information on each route as well as cycle shops, cycle parking, hazards and more.

Google Streetview is included so you can pop-up movable views of the streets and the mapped features. A simple interface to the CycleStreets Journey Planner is included, so you can create and see CycleStreets journey plans directly on

Cycling and cycle campaigning in Camden

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Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

Good practice!

This is shown as a dismounting area for access to Euston station.

Arrived at Kings Cross this evening to find this, which made my blood boil, all that money spent on a special separated lane for taxi drivers and they don't use it! #HappyValentinesDay [Click on Nearby Photos ... [more]

Left-turn lane for cyclists to route C27.

New two-way cycle-only route and bike-sharing station.

Contraflow cycle lane ahead to the British Museum

Flexible bollards, I hope, but still, why bother?

Protected straight-on and left-turn cycle lanes under construction.

Cycle parking, and roadworks for the creation of a new cycle route to Howland Street

No Entry Except Cycles - and no need for an island in the road.

The food market is clearly more important than Dutch-style ranks of cycle parking. Maybe they're right.

St Pancras

Up high from Euston Road

Up high from Euston Road

Generally a low-traffic area

Nice park



London Cycle hire point


Wide street

London Cycle Hire point

Usually pleasant street

Lots of bike tags about this area being closed off for engineering work.

New segregated cycleway under construction on Gower Street, London

Strange semi-Dutch cycleway but with a cycle symbol on the carriageway, which is where most cyclists ride.

Counter-intuitive route for cyclists to Central London

There's a cycleway into this closed-off road but not out - a wasted opportunity.

Protected cycle lane at the Highgate Road junction, Kentish Town (and a Co-op delivery bike)

Protected cycle lane at the Highgate Road junction, Kentish Town

Hi @CamdenCouncil is it possible to arrange a meeting with the person that signed off screwing this bollard in the cycle lane. Would really love to talk through the benefit and the thought process to get there. Thanks @camdencyclists @Ranty ... [more]

A dead end for cars, perhaps, but not for cyclists.

No Entry Except Cycles

Bike shop, Farringdon

Lots of cycle parking by the ITN building, London

Road closure and parallel crossings

Road closure and parallel crossings

There's a raised section of road but no other help for people wanting to cross Guilford Street here.

Cycle parking and barrier parallel to Grays Inn Road

Contraflow lane on Argyle St

Right-hook lane at this crossing to Kings Cross station

On the island between the carriageways.

On the island between the carriageways.

Cycle route past the Francis Crick Institute

Cycle routes past the Francis Crick Institute

Right turn for cyclists

These planters are usually used for cycle parking but here are used to slow/deter cyclists

Through route needed for cycling

Sudden end of cycleway - this obstruction has been here for so long that it's visible on the satellite imagery.

Segregated cycle lane north of St Pancras station

Start of off-road cycle lane north from St Pancras station

Bus in left-turn lane, which was clearly a cycle lane until new provision was added to the left.

New protected cycle lane under St Pancras station

Long queue of taxis for the Kings Cross/St Pancras rank - and No Motorised Vehicles sign ('except taxis' plaque missing?)

New stretch of protected cycle lane, St Pancras station

Barriers to slow cyclists on the Regent's Canal

Cycle parking at the Coal Drops Yard

Cyclist in pedestrian area, the Coal Drops Yard

Cycle parking at the Coal Drops Yard

Contraflow cycle lane protected during construction across the road

Bike-sharing station and cycle contraflow lane

Parallel zebra/cycle crossing from Kings Cross/St Pancras to the University of the Arts

Shared use from Kings Cross/St Pancras to the University of the Arts

Quite a quiet road (for Central London)

Not just Congestion Charging, but the ULEZ is here too!

Cycle parking at the (increasingly popular) Wellcome Collection

Route signs and No Entry Except Cyclists towards the Euston Road

New cycle-only layout of Judd Street at the British Library crossroads

New cycle-only layout of Judd Street at the British Library crossroads. Also cycle parking - two Sheffield stands to the left.

New right-hook arrangement at the British Library crossroads

Sign for new right-hook arrangement at the British Library crossroads

Cycle parking at the Waitrose, Brunswick Centre - a long way from any road or cycleway.

Cut-through beside the Francis Crick Institute to St Pancras station

An O-bike by the racks between King's Cross and St. Pancras stations.

Contraflow cycle lane interrupted by a give way marking

Contraflow cycle lane past the Brunswick Centre

OSM/OCM show Judd St as closed to motor traffic at Euston Road, which is not (usually) the case - anyway it's good that they kept a cycle lane open during roadworks.

This will make life simpler! Contactless bike-sharing in London.

Large and well stocked Santander bike station

Cycle lane to nowhere - is it for people returning Santander bikes, or dismounting to reach Euston station?

New double-deck cycle parking and Sheffield stands at the new taxi rank, Euston station.

New double-deck cycle parking and Sheffield stands at the new taxi rank, Euston station.

New closure to motor vehicles in Bloomsbury

Not all loading is essential*. Clerkenwell Rd needs kerb-protected bike tracks. Paint doesn’t work. *(London officially has the tastiest tap water in the world).

Cyclists Dismount? Why, when the traffic is semi-stationary (and you can zip past inside the cones anyway) ?

I see from my diversionary route this morning that CS6, open for [checks notes] 8 weeks, is holding up about as well as can be expected in these parts...

Stop Killing Cyclists' National Funeral for the Unknown Cyclist First Pedal on Parliament protest ride.

@cyclestreets @MattWinfield2 #Time2ProtestOct13th #3billion4cycling @StopKillingCycl

Cut-through in Theatreland


Rathbone Place

Charlotte Street

Enter this road on the wrong side.

No right turn, with no exemption for cycling.

Cycles are exempted from no right turn here

Tavistock Place

London scene - cargo bike and blue plaque.

Why? Just why would anyone think that was a suitable parking place for a motorbike?

Cycle parking and two pedestrian alleys beyond (at the rear of Holborn station)

One cycle stand at the start of Gate Street (pedestrians only)

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