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|Camden Town is a sea of entertainment. It overflows with a variety
of colourful markets, shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs,
theatres and cinemas. The town attracts enormous crowds of
Londoners and tourists alike.
Camden Lock Market, by the canal, was the original craft
market, established in 1974, but now has a much wider spectrum
of goods on sale. Both this and the ever popular Camden
Stables Market - centre of the alternative fashion scene,
Camden (Buck Street) Market, the recently improved Camden Lock Villageand Inverness Street Market
- which thrived on local trade long before tourists discovered
Camden, are all open every day, making
the area well worth a mid-week visit.
But it is at the weekend that the market scene jumps fully
into life with all stalls and shops at the
markets fully trading. The indoor fashion market at the
Electric Ballroom opens on Sunday only.
There is always something happening in the centre of Camden
Town. Multitudes of shops and restaurants spill out on to
the busy Main Streets. Days in Camden start slow and
easy - shops and stalls open around 10am usually until 6pm,
although some traders do stay open later. In the evening the
theatres, bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants continue to swing
until at least 11pm.
You can get to Camden by tube on the Northern line. Many people
travel to Camden Town station itself, but a good alternative
is to alight at Chalk Farm, which is also close to the markets.
At the weekend catching the bus is a better option than taking
your car because, as in most parts of London, parking spaces
are few and far between. A walk along the pretty canal towpath
from Regent's Park will also take you into the middle of the
On this website you should be able to find most of the general
information you need before visiting the Camden Markets. More
information about the different market areas can be found
using the buttons in the menu on the left. As far as detailed
information about particular businesses is concerned, quite
a few Camden businesses are now sponsoring this site and these
are listed with a description in the business directory which appears on the right-hand side of most of our webpages; locations of these businesses are shown on our maps
and links to their websites are given when they have one.
Please help us by supporting these sponsors and maybe encourage
others to be listed to help future visitors to this site find
what they want in Camden.
about opening days:
Over the past few years the phenomenon of Camden Market has
moved from being a weekend only affair to a seven days a week
operation and the number of visitors on weekdays has gradually
increased. By coming on a weekday you miss the crowds but
not all the stalls are open. But remember all of the main
streets shops are open 7 days, as are most of the shop units
in the Market areas of Stables and Camden Lock and Camden Lock Village.