Time Out says
Several adjoining markets in NW1 that form one of London’s most hectic and eclectic shopping destinations.
Camden Market comprises several adjoining markets that colonise a prime chunk of Camden Town. Together, they attract around 250,000 visitors a week, making Camden Market the capital’s fourth most-popular visitor attraction. This means it’s pretty hectic, especially at peak times, so it’s best to plan ahead.
one of the constituents is Camden Lock Market which, as its name suggests, is located on the lock next to the Regent’s Canal. It’s an arts and crafts haven packed with covered retail units specialising in scarves, shoes, hand-stitched leather goods, custom Converse, Fairtrade jewellery and loads more. It’s also the place to go when you’re hungry, thanks to street-food stalls selling grub such as souvlaki, vegan curries, New York-style pizza and coconut pancakes.
Housed under a huge sign that reads ‘The Camden Market’, Buck Street Market is an indoor space where traders sell T-shirts, jewellery and touristy trinkets. It’s hardly Camden’s classiest corner, but you can pick up the odd vintage gem. Occupying a former horse hospital, Camden Stables Market is a trendier spot where you’ll find quirky furniture, edgy and unusual gifts and a great selection of goth, punk and fetish clothing.
As you saunter through the different markets, don’t be surprised to see grungy teenagers and old punks on the street corners. Camden feels more mainstream than it did in the ‘90s, but it’s still one of London’s most rock ‘n’ roll neighbourhoods.
Top tip: Did we mention how busy it gets? Visit early in the morning or on weekdays to avoid the masses. Nick Levine
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I loved exploring the markets with the kids. Our highlights were the Stables market; Amy Winehouse statue, All of the food (so much tasty variety) and we left taking the Waterbus from the west yard to London Zoo. Great day out, kid friendly. Will be back!
This place was such a great find if you want to get away from the touristy spots – although it’s becoming increasingly so. If you’re a fan of big markets both food and shopping, this is the place for you. You’ll get an assortment of food vendors (all cuisines) and shopping from touristy trinkets to leather goods – there really is something for everyone!
The market captures a very large area so you can easily spend 3-4 hours here. I recommend doing lunch at one of the casual places and finding a table or seating area in the area. There is a tube station close by so it’s only a few steps away!
If you are looking for a bit of funk, look no further. Whether you want to update your wardrobe,have a vegan free milkshake, or buy some psychedelic art, Camden Market is the place for you. Notable attractions are Cyberpunk (the three story rave store), the club Proud Camden, and the Amy Winehouse statue.
You are guaranteed to get lost in this labyrinth of Punk, Mod, Rocker jungle.
Okay... so it can be touristy and tacky in places, but Camden Market is the place I'll always take friends or family visiting London for a couple of days. It's great for people watching, wandering round the markets, eating street food and having a few drinks.
Ignore the part of the market that's down by the tube station and head straight for the stables and the lock - and you're guaranteed to enjoy yourself.
There's nowhere else quite like it.
Perfect way to spend your Sunday. Go to Camden Town and stroll around this adorable, quirky town. Make sure you don't get lost in all the aisles, because I bet you will not remember what you have already seen or not. There are some hidden, little gems in and around the Market. For example there is a beautiful shop with all lace clothing in Camden, which was great to do some shopping. We ended our Sunday stroll with a dessert from one of the countless food stands. Although it gets really crowdy on a Sunday sometimes..
What an infusion of people, products, food and back alley sales. The vendors here have permanent stalls so there products are top quality and their service savvy. After looking around and trying to not spend all your money you then stumble across the various food stalls that offer everything from burritos to Korean food to falafels, you name it. You can really lose yourself in here, but do just that. Go with the flow and enjoy the vibe.
The twisting warren is the closest thing we have to a souk in London, and brings back so many memories of being a teenager. As an adult now, it's slightly lost some of its charm - you see the same old tat time and time again, but there are still some beautiful vintage gems and antiques, you just need to put in the leg work. Definitely worth a visit - just be warned for the crowds and the tat!
It's vibrant location where everyone will find something for their liking. Whenever it's vintage clothing, records or food 😄
I love Camden Market. This is the market of teenage dreams. A little rebellious spirit in every stall, incredible food and pulsing music from a hippie store. You'll find so many incredible delights. It always feels like a treasure hunt when i step into Camden Market. GO! #TOT
I try to get to Camden Market everytime I am in London. There is always something new and exciting to discover! And the diversity in street culture, shops and visitors is simply amazing, just look at this panorama showing every shop along the east side of Camden High Street: http://panoramastreetline.com/camden-market-london-united-kingdom-P1871
Check out my review on Camden here: http://eatwearwander.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/camden-market/
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