Camden Town is the best-known part of Camden made popular thanks to its market and the alternative style of its residents. It's also one of the main tourist attractions in London.
During the day the area is full of tourists and is a definite must-see. Camden borough was founded in the late eighteenth century as a residencial area.
Camden Market was started in 1973 and since then it has attracted thousands of locals and tourists in search of street food and unique accessories and pieces of clothing.
Eating in Camden Town
In Camden Market there are plenty of food stands, but the most appetising ones are those located in the square, although they’re a little more expensive. You can also find tasty food in the fixed stands found in the arcades, and in the international food stands you can get trays of food for £ 3 (US$ 3.70) or £ 4 (US$ 5).
It is interesting to see how the food becomes cheaper and cheaper as the evening approaches and finally meals cost £ 1 (US$ 1.20).
Camden Town stands
Due to Camden’s alternative residents, many of the shops in Camden Town sell gothic clothing or are tattoo and body piercing studios.
Within the market itself you’ll find stalls to cater for all tastes, and in the square’s main building, where the food stands are, you’ll find shops and stalls with very peculiar items.
To visit Camden Town Market you’ll need to spend at least a whole morning wandering its streets as the area is sizeable. Sunday is the best day to visit this unique Market.
Although Camden Town is full of peculiar shops, Cyberdog is one that especially caught our attention, with techno music blaring out, go-go dancers, and very interesting clothing, including space suits.
Camden Market opens seven days a week: 10 am - 6 pm
Tube: Camden Town, (Northern line).
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