Camden is an inner northern district of London. The heart is Camden Town, a neighbourhood known for it’s markets and fantastic nightlife. Camden is also the home to three of the most important railway stations in London: King’s cross, St.Pancras and Euston.
Camden has a labyrinth of open-air markets and stalls but also stores that will keep even the keenest shoppers busy such as Camden Lock Market, usually selling crafts, books, clothing, jewelry, beauty and fast food. Camden Lock Village is well known for selling clothing and clothing accessories, as well as a range of unique and unusual items. A great place to visit for all your beauty salon needs is JuJu’s, they offer a range of beauty services catering for men and women. Camden Market which was originally known as Buck Street sells fashion for all types of taste. Inverness Street Market is mainly known for its footwear, souvenir stalls and a few original fruit stands. Stables Market is a mix of permanent shops and stalls selling antiques, household items, alternative clothing and unusual foods. Camden definitely contains all your shopping needs.
London’s newest addition to the street food movement Eat.St, this cannot be missed as it’s a great place to try new food or revisit an old favourite. The street is located just behind King’s Cross Station and offers a rotating group of unique vendors that are sure to make you salivate. The aroma is delicious as you walk down the street passing each stall creates an amazing atmosphere of food and culture. Camden Lock Market has even more to offer, lovers of BBQ meat can be found at the Q Grill and Shaka Zulu. For those looking for a more dining experience Gordon Ramsay’s York & Albany is a great choice or if you’re just looking for the standard fish and chips check out poppies.
From famous bands such as Pink Floyd, The Doors to Madness, Blue and even Amy Winehouse, Camden is without a doubt one of the most popular place for live music in London. Ranging from world famous acts to a new and upcoming band can all be caught at The Roundhouse, Dingwalls and The Dublin Castle. Camden also caters for specific genres to such as Underworld for metal and The Jazz Cafe for Jazz, blues and retro classics.
Camden is one of the best choices for great places to party in London, there’s many options of bars and clubs to choose from. Barfly is great for a late night throw down, after helping to launch the careers of Coldplay, Blue, Oasis, Franz Ferdinand and The Darkness. Barfly has become renowned as a venue for rock, alternative and indie music. Their policy of nurturing new music continues to this very day making it one of the best places to witness new up and coming talent. Proud Camden attracts a hipster-type vibe with it’s quirky setting and atmosphere, Koko hosts every type of entertainment from bands to burlesque, formerly known as the legendary Camden Palace this venue can hold up to 1500 people with both live music and club events. The building itself has undergone some refurbishment and has been restored to it’s original theatrical style with six bars, a stage including a dance floor but not to forget during the summer period the rooftop bar is open.