The moment you step outside the tube station, Camden attacks the senses. Bass thumps from the market stalls' speakers, the scent of street food and incense permeates the air, and goths, punks, pushers and tourists shove past, giving the area an unorthodox charm. Come to Camden for the atmosphere, but stay for the cheap restaurants and awesome live music scene.
Things to do in Camden
Pubs in Camden
Camden has a great selection of pubs, ranging from traditional boozers to dolled-up and DJ-ed gastropubs. Here's Time Out's guide to the best pubs in the Camden area.
You're not short of bar options in NW1, but use this list of our favourites to make sure you end up in one that will mean maximum satisfaction. Read on to see Time Out's recommendations for the best bars in Camden.
Clubs in Camden
As a place that revolves around music, Camden is unsurprisingly home to some of the most renowned clubs in the capital. Koko has had a long history as a famous venue, but it is now known as a premier indie club. Electric Ballroom has played host to some of the biggest names in music before they were stars. So get ready for a great night out, as we show you the best places to go clubbing in Camden.
Live music in Camden
Camden Town has more than its fair share of iconic music venues. Up near Chalk Farm station, The Roundhouse has hosted Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, and Koko (formerly Camden Palace) was the home of Britpop. But these days the best gigs in Camden tend to happen on small pub stages, at places like The Barfly, where up-and-coming indie bands keep the racket going seven nights a week. Here are the best places to catch gigs in Camden.
What's on in Camden this week?
Camden Lock Live
Aiming to prove that there’s much more to Camden Market than incense and Slipknot hoodies, this free day of entertainment is a very good reason to venture...
York & Albany’s Beach Hut
The courtyard at York & Albany will get a seaside-style makeover this summer, with sand, deckchairs and even a beach hut. Order up beach-themed booze such as...
Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective
Judith Kerr fled Nazi Germany in 1933 aged nine years old, and began drawing as a refugee in Switzerland and France. Her first picture book, 'The Tiger Who...
Fecking hell! Fathers Ted, Dougal and Jack are all heading to London… In a way. Tedfest – a festival celebrating everything 'Father Ted' – has been an annual...
Camden Lock Market
Offering an eclectic jumble of street food, clothing, gifts and more, Camden Lock Market is a characterful shopping experience. The market may have started...
The British artist creates an immersive environment with large unframed photographs.