On previous trips to London we have tended to ignore Camden, the part of London north of Euston Station. This time we investigated some literary connections in Camden Town before enjoying a scenic walk along the Regent’s Canal to Regent’s Park.
Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin and their three children lived briefly in the basement of a house at 54 Delancey Street, and about 300m from Camden High Street. They were at this address in the early 1950s, and Thomas described the location as a horrible one opposite a railway bridge and shunting station. Still, he couldn’t really complain as the accommodation was provided for him by his friend Margaret Taylor, wife of the historian A J P Taylor.