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Do you know how many street properties there are in Camden? More than six thousand!

As of July 2017, there were:

DistrictNo. of street properties
Kentish Town
2,284
Hampstead1,632
Gospel Oak
1,174
Camden Town
739
Holborn469
Total6,298

Goats take over Llandudno

For some light relief, this series of tweets shows some goats taking advantage of the human lockdown to take over the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno. Click through & follow the thread. Enjoy!

This is not an April Fool’s joke.

Things to do while isolated – Museums

London has many world-famous museums. We can’t go to them in person at the moment, but we can visit museums from all around the world -online!

This list compiled by TimeOut has links to virtual walk-throughs for several of the world’s best museums. These include:

  • The British Museum, London
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Explore!

British Museum
British Museum

https://www.timeout.com/travel/coronavirus-virtual-museum-tours

Things to do while isolated – Travel

With people on lockdown, planes grounded and borders closed, we won’t be going on a holiday any time soon.

So here is a list from TimeOut of places to visit without leaving your home. All of these panoramas can be seen on Google Street View. They include views from:

  • The Shard, London
  • Sacré-Cœur, Paris
  • Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
  • Top of the Rock, New York
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

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Things to do while isolated – Music

This period of enforced isolation is going to be hard for many people, so what can we do if we can’t go out?

Many musicians are making old performances available online, or creating new music in their (sometimes temporary) homes. This is a random selection of a couple of examples, to show what is out there – and it is free! Chances are your favourite musicians are doing something.

London Symphony Orchestra:

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/watch-online.html

Rodrigo y Gabriela:

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Clap For Our Carers – Tonight

At 8:00 pm tonight, Thursday 26 March, there will be a social event to celebrate the efforts of everyone fighting coronavirus. All you need to do is open a window …

Emergency food packages

A message from Camden Council:

Emergency Food Packages – provision available for those in crisis

In recognition of the increased risk of food poverty in Camden due to Covid-19, we are partnering with Age UK to deliver emergency food packages to those that are:

  • Housebound and
  • Can’t get food and
  • Are in food crisis (loosely defined as 2 days or less of food and without perishables)

For clarity: although we are partnering with Age UK, this offer is not restricted to those over 55. It is for anyone that is housebound, can’t get food and is in food crisis.

From Tuesday 24th March Camden residents experiencing the challenges listed above will be able to get one of these emergency food packages through:

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