Camden Market actually refers to the several markets that cover the northern end of Camden Town. Each market has a character of its own, from the crafts and curiosities of Camden Lock Village to the Stables Market stalls' proclivity for all things boho. And of course there's more to shopping in Camden than the markets. There's also some awesome vintage shops, like Lost 'N' Found. Use Time Out's guide to Camden's shops and markets to uncover some hidden treasures.
Insider's guide to Camden Market
Get the lowdown on the one-time undisputed centre of London's alternative scene. There are still plenty of delights to be found if you know where to look so try our guide to the best of Camden Market.
Scala, Milan and the English National Opera in London? Then have a look round Liberation, the flagship store for rubber innovators Libidex. The shop carries a wide range of off-the-peg clothing for women and men that’s ready to wear if you’re ready to dare, or commission something custom-made after trying on items to see what flatters and flaunts. Celebrity customers include Julian Clary and Lady Gaga, and Libidex have also worked with fashion houses including Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana and the late Alexander McQueen, although they greet everyone who walks through their doors with open arms and a welcome warmer than the inside of a freshly grilled cheese toastie. Libidex is a particularly good label to check out if you’re after rubber tights, stockings, socks, or leggings; they were the original pioneers of new ways of tailoring latex legwear that have now become industry benchmarks, and the fit around the legs and feet of their garments is still exemplary. Don’t bother checking out hose in every area code – just head to Covent Garden and make your stems stunning at Liberation.
Venue says: “Liberation - the Libidex fetish shop in London’s Covent Garden”