The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Colossus of Rhodes. The Temple of Artemis. All pretty cool, sure, but do any of them give you free try-before-you-buy food samples when you’re walking around them? No, sir.
It’s no wonder then, that Camden Market, London’s very own food-loving, vintage-toting north London mecca, has been named one of the Seven Urban Wonders of the World – a riff on the ancient trophy holders before them.
Voted for by a group of influencers and collated by Hilton Hotel & Resorts, the survey judged its destinations on criteria including local cuisine, architecture, heritage and culture, diversity, activities available and the all-important Instagrammability.
Camden Market is joined on the list by Abu Dhabi’s Louvre, the Sydney Opera House, Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market, The Bund in Shanghai, Hong Kong’s Temple Street Night Market and the Albertina museum in Vienna.
So next time you find yourself strolling through the Stables, pat yourself on the back for being a human of truly wondrous cultural taste. And then grab another bite of neon chicken.
Want more tips on Camden’s best bits? Check out these places, as recommended by locals.
Here’s our pick of the best markets in London.