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.