The London Borough of Camden is an inner-London borough created in 1965 to replace the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, St Pancras.
The area is in the north side of the city, reaching from Holborn and Bloomsbury in the south to Hampstead Heath in the north. Neighbouring areas are the City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Brent to the west, Barnet and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east.
There are presently two parliamentary constituencies covering Camden. Hampstead & Highgate in the north represented as of 2006 by Glenda Jackson and Holborn & St. Pancras in the south represented by Frank Dobson.
Camden’s town hall is located on Euston Road near Kings Cross. The Council was controlled by the Labour Party continuously from 1971 until 2006, when the Liberal Democrats became the largest party.
Since 2004, friendship links have been developing across Camden with the Palestinian town of Abu Dis.