Camden Market’s West Yard (the cobbled bit next to the canal and behind Lock 17) was (until recently) synonymous with KERB’s brilliantly creative street-food collective, who revamped the site and helped to make the neighbourhood cool again – thanks to a hot list of global vendors selling genuinely interesting and imaginative grub. The traders are still there, but KERB is no longer involved – although you’d hardly know it given the line-up of street-food stalls, cult cafés and terrace bars peddling their wares on the site. It’s an ever-changing feast but do look out for names such as Petare, Tongue ‘n Cheek or Young Vegans. The areas leading off the West Yard have also been cleaned up and re-branded as ‘alleys’ (eg ‘Asian alley’), although they’re mostly occupied by
more mainstream traders.