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.
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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?
Streams of Warm Impermanence
A group exhibition championing flesh as a material in an era ruled by digital networks. Work comes from Kelly Akashi, Donna Huanca, Ann Hirsch, Justin...
Kat & Co
The group performs traditional blues with a modern feel.
Polo: Grant Nelson & Jesse James (Connected)
Tom Shorterz and DJ Cameo supply house, R&B and funk, with live bands and surprises.
Soul Fool DJs
Ed Word and Larry Sun supply hip hop and R&B.
Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Willem Weismann
The Dutch London-based artist has produced a series of surreal paintings that incorporate influences from cinema and video games and come together in a...
Stephan Grapelli and Django Reinhardt perform swing style jazz with rhythm guitar riffs.