The Hawley Arms

Bars and pubs Camden Town
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Located just beyond the lock next to Camden market the railway tracks and the canal, the Hawley Arms is a vast Victorian boozer that has risen from the ashes of the 2008 'Great fire of Camden' which destroyed the top two floors.

Renowned regulars, such as Noel 'Mighty Boosh' Fielding and the late Amy Winehouse, helped raise funds for its return. It still scores highly on the ‘slebs scale and there’s plenty of hipster-spotting to be had.

It's a Greene King pub, so there's Abbot Ale and IPA as well as Budweiser Budvar, a guest ale hand-pull, fine burbons and a dozen-strong wine list. The food selection includes pub grub classics such as fish and chips, pies from Pieminister, moules frites - all for less than a tenner.

As well as live music on the first Monday of every month and the odd secret gig, there's backgammon.

Venue name: The Hawley Arms
Address: 2 Castlehaven Rd
Opening hours: noon-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun, noon-1am Fri
Transport: Tube: Camden Town
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3.7 / 5

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The Man on the Street

Great bar with live music. My Favourite nights are Wham Bam run by Jessie Jetski. She rocks and so do most of the artists she promotes.

Javier M

One of the coolest pubs in Camden.

There are several sofas, long curtains and the atmosphere and decoration is pretty warm and there is a good terrace, not just for smokers but to stay when weather is nice.

Steve B
Staff Writer

Has never quite recovered from the fire which struck a few years ago, and despite the considerable revamp doesn't hold quite the same atmosphere as before. Still very much part of the Camden drinking experience though and is well worth a visit. Always found the bar staff decent, unlike some places in Camden!