This book takes five landmarks as the starting point for a series of journeys into the layers of history and culture of Camden Town. The World’s End pub existed in various forms since before Camden began. Today’s crowds flock to the locks and market at Regent’s Canal Bridge, while Arlington House, a block away, belongs to a parallel Camden of immigration and new beginnings, poverty and homelessness. No. 8 Royal College Street represents how the first buildings of 19th-century Camden Town attracted social outsiders to the area. Finally the Roundhouse, an engineering curiosity, became the center of Camden’s cultural scene.