Camden Town in London

London-Camden-Town

Camden Town market is one of the most famous market in London and tourists visit it at least once during their stay in London. This area is funky and vibrant, one thing excites me every time when I visit Camden is to see those dressed in goth or punk or anything unusual and different.  It is spread over a large area and is formed of informal and formal shops, which sell anything and everything from the whole world. Actually the name Camden market is given jointly to six sections in Hampseted Road Lock in Camden Town. Each section or market focuses on one particular item. The Stables and Camden Market Lock are famous for their small stalls, and informal atmosphere. The Camden market is made famous by the writers like George Orwell, Mary Shelley and Charles Dickens. Though it has changed but at some places it still maintains its nineteenth century atmosphere, particularly in a pub called ‘the World’s End’ which now stands on a public house known as the ‘Mother’s Red Cap.

It is spread over a large area and is formed of informal and formal shops, which sell anything and everything from the whole world. Actually the name Camden market is given jointly to six sections in Hampseted Road Lock in Camden Town. Each section or market focuses on one particular item. The Stables and Camden Market Lock are famous for their small stalls, and informal atmosphere. The Camden market is made famous by the writers like George Orwell, Mary Shelley and Charles Dickens. Though it has changed but at some places it still maintains its nineteenth century atmosphere, particularly in a pub called ‘the World’s End’ which now stands on a public house known as the ‘Mother’s Red Cap

The Camden Market was divided into six sections in the past, these were the ‘Camden Lock Market’, ‘Stables Market’, ‘Camden Lock Village’, the Buck Street market, and Inverness Street Market. Most of these sections are gone, e.g. the Inverness Street Market which used to sell fresh fruits and foodstuffs has disappeared, while ‘Camden Lock Market which’ once had open door stalls devoted to crafts now operates largely in a three storey indoor market and sells other goods, like books, second hand as well as new clothing, jewellery. However, the main focus remains on crafts. Another section is called Stables because it is situated on the ground where there used to be famous ‘Pickfords Stables’ and a horse hospital. The market has a number of outdoor as well as small enclosed stalls. Some of these stores are permanent. The Stables is mainly famous for its stalls which sell furniture, though other goods, like clothing, household items, antiques, art pieces and jewellery among other things are also sold here. In the beginning Camden Market and particularly the Stables were famous for selling sub-culture items, some shops still operate in this area and remind the visitors of the influence of goth and cybergoth sub-cultures which focuses on death in general. One of the famous shop which sells goods like handbags which come in the shape of coffins is called the Black Rose. Another shop which is generally caters to cybergoths, is called Cyberdog and sells rubber clothing .

In the past Camden Market used to be held only on Sunday but in the recent years some shops are open every day of the week. On a weekend Camden Market attracts nearly 100,000 visitors, though it has a substantial crowd of shoppers on week days as well. It is reported that Camden Market is the fourth most visited tourist spot in London. Recently it has become a hub of emerging fashion designers and stalls sells clothing from the individual designers as well as vintage garments. It is said that Camden market has hundred of studios, designer workshops as well as bars, cafe and restaurants which sell items of high quality. If you are looking for unusual items, or searching for macabre things like handbags in the shape of coffins then Camden Market is the place for you.

Directions
From the Airport
From Heathrow airport take Heathrow Connect to Ealing Broadway, change tube Central line to
Tottenham Court Road,  change Northern line to Camden Town.

Tube Station
Camden Town, on the Northern line

*Recommendation
The food court usually start giving discounts from late afternoon , arrange to visit in the afternoon, and you could take advantage of the delicious food at a good price. There are also many cool places and pubs where you could relax and enjoy some music.

Map

Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
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