Public art

Camden has a long tradition of artists living and working in the borough. Major visual artists like Anthony Caro and Henry Moore have been based here. It’s a tradition that’s carried on, with art and artists at the very heart of the communities, and creative people from all over the world coming to Camden to create and showcase their work.

Central Saint Martins is central to the new King's Cross development area, and the host of galleries and museums showcase the most eclectic new artworks, whilst continuing to offer public programs, and working with schools and communities.

It’s in this spirit that Camden supports innovative public art as part of new developments in the borough, to create and showcase Camden and design an environment that’s unique and will give pleasure to our residents, businesses and the many visitors in Camden every year. The new Kings Cross development, for example, has public art built into its core. The Camden Arts Centre has released a map of artists walks around the wider Kings Cross area. Also, Regent's Place has recently completed its public art programme as part of the new development: Regent’s Place Art Guide (PDF 677KB)

Art being core to the borough, part of the fabric of the place, is one of the reasons Camden has the second highest number of visitors in London and also why there are proportionately more creative business in Camden than almost anywhere else.

Where to see some of the contemporary public art in Camden:

List of major public artworks

For public art or statue proposals


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