Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.
Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run, professional business that is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. We cover a wide area, supplying and fitting many different types of glass products and offer many premium glass related services.
Splashbacks of Distinction are happy to visit your Camden property to discuss any glass project you may have. We can help with advice, supply and fitting of your new glass splashback or other glass products.
Camden was created in 1965 from the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, and St Pancras, which had formed part of the County of London. The borough was named after Camden Town, which had gained its name from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden in 1795. The transcribed diaries of William Copeland Astbury, recently made available, describe Camden and the surrounding areas in great detail from 1829 to 1848.
There are 162 English Heritage blue plaques in Camden representing the many diverse personalities that have lived there.
Camden is well known for its markets, with people from far and wide visiting to stock up on mainly fashion goods. The Camden fashion scene was particularly strong in the early 1980's and Camden market was the place to go to buy authentic cowboy boots and other high fashion items of clothing.
The Camden markets date from 1974 or later, except for Inverness Street market, which for over a century, was a small food market serving the local Camden community, though by 2013 all foodstuff and produce stalls had gone and only stalls to satisfy the many tourists to Camden remained. Camden Lock Market started in a former timber yard in 1973, and is now surrounded by five more markets: Buck Street market, Stables market, Camden Lock Village, and an indoor market in the Electric Ballroom. The markets are a major tourist attraction at weekends, selling goods of all types, including fashion, lifestyle, books, food, antiques and many more items that could often be described as bizarre; they and the surrounding shops are popular with young people, in particular, those searching for alternative clothing. While originally open on Sundays only, market activity later extended throughout the week, though concentrating on weekends.
Camden markets have been a magnet for fashion junkies over the years. Punks, New Wave, Teddy Boys, Rockers, New Romantic and people searching for that quintessential Steampunked look all flock to the Camden stalls on a regular basis.
Regent's Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town. Canal boat trips along the canal from Camden Lock are very popular, particularly in the warmer summer months. Many of the handrails by the bridges show deep marks worn by the towropes by which horses pulled canal barges until the 1950s, and it is still possible to see ramps on the canal bank designed to assist horses that fell in the canal after being startled by the noise of a train.
Camden Lock is a regularly used traditional manually operated double canal lock operating between widely separated levels. A large complex of weekend street markets operates around the Lock. The towpath is a pedestrian and cycle route which runs continuously from Little Venice through Camden Lock to the Islington Tunnel.
A regular waterbus service operates along the Regent's Canal from Camden Lock. Boats depart every hour during the summer, heading westward around Regent's Park, calling at London Zoo and on towards Maida Vale. Sightseeing narrow-boat trips run from Camden Lock to Little Venice.
The Roundhouse in Camden is a former locomotive roundhouse constructed in 1847 for the London and North Western Railway. It later had various uses, including a corn and potato store, Gilbey's gin warehouse, and eventually became derelict until it was converted to a theatre, arts centre and music venue in 1966, later closed, and reopened in 2006 as a theatre and music venue.
Camden Catacombs, not true catacombs but an underground area largely underneath the Camden markets, was originally used as stables for horses and pit ponies used to shunt railway wagons. This part of Camden's history is not open to visitors due to the danger of flooding.
The Camden Eye at 2 Kentish Town Road was formerly known and as the Old Mother Red Cap, the Red Cap and Halfway House. It was also used as a prison.
The Royal Veterinary College on Royal College Street in Camden was founded in 1791; the veterinary school is the oldest and largest in the United Kingdom.
The Hawley Arms in Camden is a pub and music venue which became well known in the 90s as a hub for the indie and alternative music scene in London. Allegedly it was Amy Winehouse's favourite pub when she lived in Camden Town, and she was even rumoured to get behind the bar to pull pints and serve drinks to the locals.
Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd