Camden Town is where you´ll find one of London´s most famous markets, and it´s one of those places you need to include in your plans if you are planning a trip to London.
Camden Town is the place to go for shopping and eating and one of the best places if you want to have a great night out. It’s a neighbourhood known well for its history with artists, writers and musicians, and home to some of the most famous rock and punk groups. Camden Market is located on cobbled alleyways under arches, creating a fantastic atmosphere for those looking for affordable merchandise, alternative and vintage fashion, accessories, music and much more!
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Suggested route to visit Camden Town
There are more than one thousand shops, cafes and restaurants in the area and the market is formed by different indoor and outdoor markets.
Estimated time and Distance
You can easily spend 2 – 3 hours visiting Camden Town, but the time it takes you to see it depends on how much you stop to look at stalls or how many shops you decide to go into. The approximate distance of this route is 1.5 miles.
When to go
Camden Market is open every day of the week from 10 am to 6 pm, but Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days. Two of the indoor markets are only open on Sundays, but any day of the week is good to visit Camden Market in my opinion. I would recommend visiting Camden Market around lunchtime, are there are lots of different options to get lunch, or early afternoon.
Camden Market is open on Bank Holidays, with the only exception being Christmas Day.
Camden Town Walking Route in detail
Underground station: Camden Town (London Travel Zone 2).
- Turn right as you exit the tube station at Camden Town, and walk along Camden High Street. This is where you´ll see some of Camden´s distinctive shop fronts, with their iconic gigantic logos and figures. This is where you will find some high street shops as well as shops that sell alternative fashion, one of Camden’s main attractions.
- One of the first places you will see on your right is the Electric Ballroom, an iconic music venue that hosts an indoor market on Sundays.
- As you continue walking, you will find two outdoor markets: Inverness Market on Inverness Street to your left and Camden Market Buck Street to your right.
- As you continue, you will get to the bridge to cross Regent’s Canal. This is Camden Lock, and a few restaurants and cafes can be found alongside the canal at Camden Lock.
- At this point, we would recommend that instead of crossing the bridge, we turn left and walk along the canal so we can cross the black and white bridge. Once you cross this bridge, you will arrive at Camden Lock Market, and from here you can walk through to Stables Market.
- Once you enter the market, keep walking! This is where you will find the famous shop Cyberdog, the statue of Amy Winehouse, and Camden’s famous food stalls.
- Once you have explored Stables Market, we will cross Camden High Street and walk towards Hawley Wharf. This is where you will find Babylon Park and The Hawley Arms.
Camden Town Map
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What to see near Camden Town
On our map, we have highlighted a few places near Camden Town worth visiting if you have time. Regent’s Park is only 10 minutes from Camden Town, and here is where you will find London Zoo and Primrose Hill, one of the best places for breathtaking views of London’s Skyline.
Another option we would recommend is visiting Little Venice first and then either walking along Regent’s Canal or go on a Canal Boat Ride to Camden Town. Check out our itinerary from Little Venice to Camden Town here: Little Venice to Camden Lock Walking Itinerary.