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Camden TownLondon

Browse the market stalls for souvenirs and clothes among punks and rockers in an area renowned for its alternative culture and eclectic nightlife.

Camden Town is a famous market place and meeting point for travellers, locals and alternative groups. It is simultaneously a mainstream area for tourists and a hotspot of tattoo parlors, heavy metal stores and a general unconventional ambience. There are several assemblies of market stalls scattered around the region and a picturesque canal lined with restaurants and coffee shops. In the evening, revelers congregate around the main strip of bars. There are many typical English pubs with live rock music and nightclubs playing a variety of genres.

Look around the market stalls in the different zones around Camden Town. Purchase souvenirs of your trip to London and gifts for friends back home. Experience a darker side of the city in loud heavy metal shops and tattoo parlors.

Sip a cup of coffee at one of the shops along the scenic canal and people-watch. Many alternative locals frequent the markets in studded leather jackets, multicolored hair and extravagant boots.

Enjoy free samples of food as you walk through the market stalls. Vendors offer an array of delicacies, including Chinese, Thai and Indian food. Visit a pub for traditional English food, such as sausages and mash or fish and chips.

Make your way to the bars at night to listen to live music and try the local ales. The eclectic range of bars along the strip caters to everyone, whether you like pop, heavy metal or even salsa. There is a generally inclusive and progressive vibe in Camden Town.

The markets first became popular in the 1970s. Although there were originally a lot of stalls selling fresh food and produce, they have gradually been replaced by vendors catering to visitors to the city.

You can find Camden Town in the borough of Camden in the north of London. It is on the Northern Line of the tube and there are many buses that run through day and night.


Popular places to visit in Camden Town

Camden Markets
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Camden Markets

4/5(11 reviews)

Shop until you drop, sample food from around the world and attend live music events at the colorful markets of Camden Town.

Roundhouse
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Roundhouse

Roundhouse is a popular theater with a storied past in Chalk Farm. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

KoKo London
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KoKo London

Get tickets for a show at KoKo London, a storied theater in London. Visit the shops and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Camden High Street
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Camden High Street

Experience the creatively charged atmosphere of Camden Town as you walk along this street packed with bars, restaurants, markets and music venues.

Camden Lock Market
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Camden Lock Market

4.5/5(37 reviews)

During your trip to Chalk Farm, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Camden Lock Market. Experience the acclaimed art scene and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Jewish Museum
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Jewish Museum

You can study the exhibits at Jewish Museum, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to London. Visit the shops and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Camden Town

Camden private walking tour
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Camden private walking tour

¥2,824
Per adult
Camden Town - Photo tour in the coolest part of London
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Camden Town - Photo tour in the coolest part of London

¥33,620
Per adult
Camden Neighbourhood Private Tour
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Camden Neighbourhood Private Tour

¥5,509
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

¥4,244
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
St Paul's Cathedral Skip-the-Line Tickets
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St Paul's Cathedral Skip-the-Line Tickets

¥986
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Lunch in the Cotswolds Full-Day Tour from London
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Lunch in the Cotswolds Full-Day Tour from London

¥13,059
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Camden Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sunny 2 Bedroom Flat Between Camden Town & Primrose Hill
Sunny 2 Bedroom Flat Between Camden Town & Primrose Hill
3.5 out of 5
Prince of Wales Road, London, England

Located in Camden, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camden Markets, ZSL London Zoo, and Regent's Park. Hampstead Heath and Baker Street are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Clean, spacious apartment.

"This was perfect for a longer business trip (four days in London). Very clean, generous sized rooms and well kitted out. Comfy beds, and plenty of fresh clean and fluffy towels. Like a home from home. Captures the sun and it's brightly lit with natural light. Great location, just a few minutes down ..."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2019

Sunny 2 Bedroom Flat Between Camden Town & Primrose Hill
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
4 out of 5
30 Jamestown Road, London, England
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥10,351 per night

Located in Camden, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The British Museum, Piccadilly Circus, and Hyde Park. Buckingham Palace and London Eye are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
Great trip to London

"The view of the canal was amazing and the room was always clean. All of the staff were very warm and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
STAY Camden
STAY Camden
4 out of 5
Hawley Wharf, Stables Market, London, England

Located in Camden, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camden Markets, ZSL London Zoo, and Regent's Park. Russell Square and Madame Tussaud's Wax ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
lovely accommodation

"apartment was excellent, clean, spacious, and modern, everything you could need including, washing machine, iron & board, hair dryer, even a complimentary gift pack,"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

STAY Camden
Camden Market Apartments
Camden Market Apartments
4 out of 5
26 Inverness Street, London, England

Located in Camden, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camden Markets, ZSL London Zoo, and Regent's Park. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Russell ...

3.5/5Good! (37 reviews)

"Nice, clean property. A couple of markets and restaurants nearby. Property has a clothes washer, no dryer. It is a bit farther than expected but several public transport options are available and nearby. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019

Camden Market Apartments
2 Bed Penthouse Style House in Camden Town
2 Bed Penthouse Style House in Camden Town
3.5 out of 5
27a Agar Grove, London, England

Located in Camden, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camden Markets, Emirates Stadium, and ZSL London Zoo. Russell Square and Hampstead Heath are also ...

2 Bed Penthouse Style House in Camden Town
Keysan House 5
Keysan House 5
2.5 out of 5
70B Crowndale Road, London, England
The price is ¥7,663 per night

Located in Camden, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camden Markets, ZSL London Zoo, and Russell Square. The British Museum and Oxford Street are also ...

1/5 (1 review)

"La proprietaria nonostante avessimo pagato non ci ha neanche fatto entrare nella stanza dicendo che fosse overbooking risultato abbiamo dormito per strada tutta la notte a causa di negligenza e mancanza di rispetto. Meriterebbe di chiudere. Maleducazione e scortesia . Ad oggi dopo 5 giorni non ho ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Keysan House 5

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