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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 Although there were originally a lot of stalls selling fresh food and produce, they have gradually been replaced by vendors catering to visitors to the city.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.

Top Hotels in Camden Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
4 out of 5
30 Jamestown Road, London, England
¥11,319
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23

Located in Camden, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of ZSL London Zoo, British Library, and Royal Academy of Music. BT Tower and Baker Street are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,601 reviews)

"A decent hotel centrally located comfortable rooms no view and an air conditioning system which noisily powers up all night Ear plugs provided. Nice breakfast Pricey but central locations are- would use again"…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
Camden Enterprise Hotel
Camden Enterprise Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Haverstock Hill, London, England
¥13,076
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23

Located in Camden, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, and Lord's Cricket Ground. Baker Street and Royal Academy of Music are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (378 reviews)

"Clean, lovely room. The Receptionist was very helpful, and the bar bellow was fab too. Gorgeous Breakfast. X"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Camden Enterprise Hotel
Newmarket Ale House – Hotel & Restaurant
Newmarket Ale House – Hotel & Restaurant
3 out of 5
17 York Way, Camden, London, England
¥5,589
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Located in Camden, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of British Library, Emirates Stadium, and ZSL London Zoo. Russell Square and BT Tower are also within 3 mi ...

3.2/5 (746 reviews)

"The room was functional and clean. Likewise the toilet/shower. It was conveniently placed and surprisingly quiet. I struggled a bit with the stairs, but that was due to my disability."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Newmarket Ale House – Hotel & Restaurant
Camden Road Rooms with Shared Kitchen
Camden Road Rooms with Shared Kitchen
3 out of 5
22 Barnborough, Camden Street, London, England
¥6,709
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Located in Camden, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of British Library, ZSL London Zoo, and Russell Square. BT Tower and Royal Academy of Music are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Great value and location: clean ,comfy bed but too noisy frim street noise in room 3 so couldn't sleep but otherwise a great place to stay for 1-2,nights."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Camden Road Rooms with Shared Kitchen
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
55-57 Bayham Street, London, England
¥7,473
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23

Located in Camden, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of ZSL London Zoo, British Library, and BT Tower. Russell Square and Royal Academy of Music are also within ...

3.2/5 (93 reviews)
All was good

"Very happy with everything very.clean and quiet 2 min walk to.camden high.street"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2019

Smart Camden Inn Hostel
St Christopher's Inn, Camden - Hostel
St Christopher's Inn, Camden - Hostel
2 out of 5
48-50 Camden High Street, London, England
¥9,274
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12

Located in Camden, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of British Library, ZSL London Zoo, and BT Tower. Russell Square and Royal Academy of Music are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (84 reviews)
Very welcoming staff

"I have stayed in this hostel three times now, and each time my stay has been fantastic. It’s been clean and comfortable, the location is convenient for Camden, as well as being near the Mornington Crescent tube. The staff as well are incredibly friendly too. I’ve always been checked in by the same ..."…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

St Christopher's Inn, Camden - Hostel

Popular things to do in Camden Town

Roundhouse
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Roundhouse

Roundhouse is a favorite theater with a storied past in Chalk Farm. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its entertainment choices.

Camden Lock Market
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Camden Lock Market

4.5/5(36 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Camden Lock Market, a favorite shopping spot in Chalk Farm. Discover the acclaimed art scene and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Camden Markets
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Camden Markets

4/5(10 reviews)

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

KoKo London
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KoKo London

KoKo London is a popular theater with a rich history in London. Experience the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums 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.

Jewish Museum
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Jewish Museum

You can study the exhibits at Jewish Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to London. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Camden Town

London Nightlife Ticket with Club Entries, Drinks & Special Discounts
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London Nightlife Ticket with Club Entries, Drinks & Special Discounts

¥1,442

Make the most of your time in London and experience the city's world-famous nightlife scene like a local with admission to the hottest clubs in town. The London Nightlife Ticket lets you hop between 19 different venues, featuring drink specials and savings to take your nights out to the next level.

Camden Town - Photo tour in the coolest part of London
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Camden Town - Photo tour in the coolest part of London

¥35,053

This part of North London is one of the most amazing, fun, diverse and enjoyable places you can spend some time while in London.With its famous markets, top food hangouts, buzzing music scene, canal and beautiful parks, Camden is one of London’s top neighbourhoods.

Camden: Private Walking Tour in Spanish
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Camden: Private Walking Tour in Spanish

¥3,926

This tour of Camden will last approximately two and a half hours, during which time you will travel through the huge railroad arches, Stables Market, Regents Canal, the famous multicultural markets, and some of the most legendary pubs in one of the liveliest areas of London.

Camden private walking tour
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Camden private walking tour

¥2,804

Camden, the quirky district of the capital, is known for its “alternative” cultures. From his working past to his key role in the music scene, discover its rich history with a local guide.

Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour & Crown Jewels
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Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour & Crown Jewels

¥1,556

Get a firsthand look at more than 1,000 years of British royal history with a visit to the storied castle grounds at the Tower of London. Marvel at the glittering Crown Jewels and coronation regalia of monarchs past, and roam the ramparts with the famous Beefeaters who still protect the tower.

BeatOrbit - The Guitar Hero of Social Drumming (single tickets)
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BeatOrbit - The Guitar Hero of Social Drumming (single tickets)

¥3,929

Visit: BeatOrbit, 38B Georgiana Street The Studio, London NW1 0EB England An innovative and unique form of recreation - you can playfully release stress and recharge via making music. Social flow experience - you reach the flow state in a playful way while having fun with your friends or family members.

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4/5(540 reviews)

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