Free COVID-19 vaccinations in Camden

A message from Camden Council:

Camden Council logo
Camden Council logo

If you haven’t yet had your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, there are pop-up vaccine events happening in Camden every day this week except for Sunday, many of which don’t require bookings in advance – see below for more info or visit camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine.

If you haven’t had your first dose then please pop-along and get vaccinated – and why not invite unvaccinated friends and family members to join you? Unless stated otherwise, if you’re eligible for your second dose of the vaccine you’ll be able to get that too but you must have had the same vaccine for your first dose. Click here for more information.

You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated and we won’t ask for proof of ID, address or immigration status.

Alternatively, you can also book a vaccine appointment by calling 119 for free or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine. Those not registered with a GP can complete the form at camden.gov.uk/form and anyone needing support to book an appointment can call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9).

If you’re not free this week, we’ll be adding all local vaccine events to our website at camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine

LocationDate and timeBooking informationVaccine type
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPWednesday 30 June, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm-5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGWednesday 30 June 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Student Central, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HYThursday 1 July, 2-6pmBook an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGThursday 1 July 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGFriday 2 July 9.30am – 12pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPFriday 2 July, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Queen’s Crescent Community Association car park, Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4QEFriday 2 July, 3-7pmSpeak to Luthfur at Kentish Town Baitul Aman Mosque or call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BASaturday 3 July, 10am-2pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BATuesday 6 July, 3-7pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Kilburn Library, 12-22 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UHThursday 8 July, 11am – 3pmBook an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer

FREE Basic Computer Skills

The Sidings Community Centre (West Hampstead/Kilburn) is running FREE basic computer skills teaching. Items covered include:

  • Using Email
  • Using Google Maps
  • How to move photos from a camera or mobile phone to computer
  • Using Google Photos to back up photos
  • Making Video Calls

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this, please read this poster:

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Shanah Tovah

Rosh Hashanah

This weekend marks the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year celebration in the Jewish calendar, and the start of a holy period leading up to Yom Kippur.

The Jewish community has long had, and continues to have, a significant presence in the Borough, and they have made many contributions to London. Although activities have been disrupted by COVID, in Camden there are:

To the Jewish community we wish Shanah Tovah, or Happy New Year.

Open House 2020

St Pancras London
St Pancras

The annual Open House festival allows people to view interesting buildings around London that are not normally open to the public, or that you might not have heard about.

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

This year’s event will be a bit different.

Instead of being just one weekend, the festival will go from 19 September to 27 September. There will be events, online events, booked tours, self-guided walks, and many more. The main Open House weekend will be 19 & 20 September.

Events in Camden include:

  • Self-guided tours around Camden (both walking & cycling)
  • Guided tour of Somers Town
  • Edwardian Art & Architecture tour in Bloomsbury
  • St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way
  • Shaftesbury Theatre , Shaftesbury Avenue
  • St Pancras Chambers & Clock Tower, St Pancras Station, Euston Road
  • Hampstead Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street
  • Acland Burghley School, Burghley Road
  • Fitzroy Park Allotments
  • Warehouse refurbishment, 9 Jeffrey’s Place
  • Photographic exhibition at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square
  • Bloomscape online event run by John Birkbeck School of Arts

Hampstead swans: the latest installment

As you may be aware, the Camden New Journal has been following a pair of newly-mated swans at Hampstead Heath, both with sad back stories (search previous posts for more details).

Well, the story continues …

Having successfully hatched some cygnets (CNJ, 01 June 2020), “the Widow” was attacked by a dog (CNJ, 23 July 2020). She was taken to The Swan Sanctuary and treated for her wounds, and closely watched for signs of infection.

She made a good recovery, and was happily re-united with her family (CNJ, 04 August 2020) .

The City of London, who manage the Heath, have fenced off the area near where the swan was attacked, and have increased the barriers around the dog swim area.