Camden Town, London Overview

An upbeat and vibrant mix of shopping, great eateries, pubs and live shows, Camden Town is a perfect place to not only enjoy on the weekends, but even after office hours to grab a drink and relax. Situated in Northwest London, even though it’s a residential area, it has become a great hub for people to meet and have a gala time.

An up and coming location during the early days of railway development in the country, Camden Town has now become a famous tourist spot, complete with street shopping and shopping complexes, cuisines from around the world, and live entertainment shows. Open street markets, breweries, pubs, and a happening night time is a good enough lure for the people of London to come down to Camden Town. That is why the place has been home to famous celebrities including the late Amy Winehouse, legendary fighter Tom Sayers, Charles Dickens, amongst others.

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Shopping

Here you will find local artisans selling their craft, domestic and imported products, tarot card readers, budget souvenirs, things inspired from our mother nature and even the Celtic lands, vintage stuff and antiquities, excellent caricature artists, tattoo artists and piercing experts, basically everything from bespoke and one of a kind designs to your everyday things. Some of the places to visit are:

- Camden Market is the IT place for the latest and trendiest in fashion.

- Lock Market is where you can find different art crafts and books. There are a couple of jewellery and clothing shops here as well.

- Inverness Market is where tourists should go to buy souvenirs for their kith and kin back home.
Best way to explore the market is to plunge right into it and immerse yourself in the experience. There are 100s of shops and stalls so just start anywhere and you are sure to find yourself something to take home and cherish.

Food, Live Music, and Dancing

One can always go and explore different varieties of food outside or enjoy a nice meal at any of the restaurants which serve equally lip-smacking food. The open space has a lot of street vendors offering different cuisines, right from Italian to Indian. Soothe your taste buds while being spoilt for choice at the Camden Market.

Most of these places also host live music and dance throughout the evening, so one can have a fun day of shopping at this place, while enjoying the array of food from different lands.. Or if they are in a mood for something more eccentric, they can hit a pub. Or experience blues music while sipping on your favourite cocktail or mocktail. Following are some of our recommendations:

- Have a sombre evenings and enjoy swaying to the music at the Jazz Café.
- Enjoy free gigs from new bands at the Lock Tavern.
- If you are in the mood for some after party, Joe’s is open till 3 am every day.
- Enjoy the terrace breeze with their array of cocktails and mocktails at Lock 17.
- If you are into metal, The Devonshire Arms is the place to be.
- Having hosted Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys, Dublin Castle is where you want to be for a fancy time.

Nightlife

Have a fun night at places such as the Underworld for some metal and rock music. The place has had gigs from the likes of The Cranberries and Radiohead.

Apart from the happening day time fiesta, there is live music and night life at a lot of places. The best way to experience it the same is to go around and explore the place in your own time. There are places like The Good Mixer, The Lock Tavern or the Electric Ballroom which hosts a great line up of DJs on its expansive 3 floor property, with different DJs playing different music on all these floors.

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