Camden


Camden – famed for its markets and as a hub of London’s alternative scene, there’s no shortage to discover in this eclectic area. 

This is one of London’s liveliest neighbourhoods – a mix of cultures and ages rubbing along together – creating a spark other areas in the city can only eye jealously.

Camden Market

Looking at the eclectic loveable mishmash that is Camden today, it’s difficult to believe it was once a genteel area of open fields and pretty much only two buildings (one of which is the World’s End pub). 

Spend time mooching around the world-famous markets and pop into the bars and pubs that once were the haunt of London’s musical renegades – including the area’s much-loved Amy Winehouse. There’s street art too, around almost every corner and popping up in the most unlikely of places. 

Discover the best of Camden with these insider guides.

 

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Top Picks for Camden

What to do, where to drink and where to eat….

Map of Camden

Practical Tips for Exploring

  • Most people swing into the area via Camden Town underground station, though it’s also an easy walk from Chalk Farm and Mornington Crescent stations. There’s also an overground station at Camden Road. 
  • The Jazz Cafe is one of the city’s finest musical institutions – check ahead to see what’s on. 
  • Many of the cooler bars and restaurants are up towards the Chalk Farm end of Camden but there are some good options around Camden Town too. 

Where to Stay in Camden

My favourite spots to stay in Camden.

York & Albany

Gastropub with chic rooms

Famed as Gordon Ramsay’s gastropub, The York & Albany is also a great place to stay with quirky but stylish rooms at reasonable rates. 

Stay Camden

Large apartments next to the market 

Stay Camden offers spacious apartment accommodation a stone’s throw from the market. It’s well-designed lodgings are perfect for a London stay.

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