Commercial space and Incubators

Camden encourages the supply and protection of employment space across the borough. Our Local Plan aims to protect space for small businesses, as well as workspaces that provide employment for Camden residents and support the local economy.

Camden offers a variety of commercial properties in Camden to let, including retail shops and premises.

Find a list of current commercial properties the council is letting.

The London Growth Hub provides an interactive map of workspaces for start-ups and small businesses across London.

There are also a number of accelerators and incubators locally, offering entrepreneurs opportunities to grow their business and increase their chances of attracting top firms to invest:

  • Camden Collective: Provides free hot-desking space and subsidised offices for start-ups and training academies in creative and digital skills.
  • Digital Catapult: Based at Kings Cross, Digital Catapult is the UK's leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. It supports ambitious start-ups and SMEs to grow and open up new markets
  • British Library IP Centre: Provide support for small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. Their team are available six days a week, offering advice and guidance for businesses taking the right steps to start up, protect and grow their business.
  • London Bioscience Innovation Centre: (LBIC) offers laboratory and office space within one of the largest hubs of life science and biotechnology companies in the UK. They provide exceptional facilities, allowing firms to build their business and credibility with a prestigious London address.

 

Pop-up shops and Camden Markets

Camden Council’s Economic Development Team works with local business groups and other organisations to provide free and reduced-cost temporary space for entrepreneurs, artists, and community groups.

The pop shop project aims to:

  • Increase footfall and attract new visitors to the borough’s retail spaces providing a range of exciting businesses, activities, and exhibitions
  • Reduce the visual impact of empty property in local neighbourhoods
  • Generate publicity for Camden’s retail spaces
  • Showcase empty property to potential commercial tenants

For more information download the popup shop project (PDF)

If you’ve got a project you’d like to use a pop-up shop for, get in touch with the Economic Development team to share your proposal.

Camden Markets

Camden runs a range of markets located throughout the borough. The markets are situated in great locations attracting a wide range of visitors. Products sold on the stalls include crafts, clothing, food and many other popular essentials. A stall at one of Camden’s markets could be a great opportunity to trial a new retail or food business without risking the expense of a long-term lease.

Contact the Camden Markets Team for more details:

Email: marketapplications@camden.gov.uk

Phone: 020 7974 3864