Where do the kings of good taste and design live? That'll be Camden Town. In an interview in the Evening Standard's Homes & Property supplement, the Director of London's Design Museum - Deyan Sudjic - revealed he lives not in Shad Thames (the former location of the design hub) or the museum's new home, Kensington - but in Camden Town.
This is a brilliant endorsement for the area, which is already renowned for its creativity and artistic vibe. Camden residents have a wealth of design talent in the community, as well as excellent venues where art and design is on display. Why not try a weekend of gallery hopping? Choose the Camden Arts Centre, Proud Camden, The Print Factory, Redart and the Annroy Gallery, among others.
You can also book onto one of the regular Camden Street Art Tours for something a little different. A street art expert will guide you past over 100 examples of local street art and graffiti, illustrating how spray paint can be used as a fine art medium.
If you're more interested in good design within your home, then Camden Town offers an unbeatable range of shopping opportunities. Stalls, boutiques and studios selling one off, bespoke, vintage and innovative designs can be found throughout Camden Markets, Camden Passage and Camden Stables.
I live in a terrace house in Camden Town which is an extraordinary bit of London. We moved there in 1997 from Hampstead — it was the first proper house I had.