Camden Town awaits: its library, bars, churches, and more!

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 Although there were originally a lot of stalls selling fresh food and produce, they have gradually been replaced by vendors catering to visitors to the city.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

Known for

Shopping, Libraries and Bars

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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
¥13,368
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

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! (1,586 reviews)

"Does what it says on the tin... basic but clean and absolutely perfect location wise"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
New Market House
New Market House
3 out of 5
17 York Way, Camden, London, England
¥6,449
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

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 (740 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

New Market House
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
55-57 Bayham Street, London, England
¥8,420
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

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 ...

3.1/5 (89 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
Corner House Hotel
Corner House Hotel
3 out of 5
201 Camden Road, London, England

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

3.5/5Good! (395 reviews)

"Great area and location. Clean and simple. Staff was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Corner House Hotel
Camden Road Rooms with Shared Kitchen
Camden Road Rooms with Shared Kitchen
3 out of 5
22 Barnborough, Camden Street, London, England
¥8,321
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"Very convenient, located close to tube stations, avoiding the noisy areas"…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Camden Road Rooms with Shared Kitchen
OYO Home Camden Town Studios
OYO Home Camden Town Studios
4 out of 5
86 Plender Street, London, England
¥10,131
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11

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

3/5 (9 reviews)

"Not recommended! Was very difficult to find. You collect keys from a nearby business and fend for yourself. Not well marked. Very dark area without much to do."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

OYO Home Camden Town Studios

Popular things to do in Camden Town

Camden Lock Market
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Camden Lock Market

4.5/5(33 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(9 reviews)

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

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.

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(4,242 reviews)

Britain’s most famous home, the luxurious personal residence and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II, is open to all.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

3.5/5(3,893 reviews)

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Tower of London
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Tower of London

4.5/5(4,360 reviews)

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

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

¥1,414

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

¥32,909

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
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Camden private walking tour

¥2,633

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.

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

¥3,686

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.

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

¥1,475

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.

The London Eye Experience Tickets
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The London Eye Experience Tickets

¥3,846

Fly high above the slow-moving waters of the Thames for a bird's-eye vantage point over London's historical landmarks and modern architecture. Take in far-reaching views of St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London on this relaxed revolution over the British metropolis.

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