Less than 20 minutes from Darlington Hotel by tube, Camden Market is the Capital’s fourth most visited visitor attraction. Interestingly, despite its name, it isn’t just one market. It’s actually a collection of three markets known collectively as Camden Market. The markets are also known by their other name of Camden Lock.
While Camden first came into being in the 1800s, as a market, it came to life in the 1970s. Since then, it has grown and changed to meet the needs of Londoners. Today, it gets around 250,000 visitors a week.
Once there, visitors stroll around the three connected markets: Stables Market, Camden Lock Village and the Inverness Street Market. There they’ll find stalls selling bric-a-brac, clothing, crafts and food.
The market is open every day, including bank holidays, from 10 AM to 6 PM apart from Christmas Day.
Eating and Drinking
One of the great things about Camden Market is how many great places there are to eat and drink, including:
A creative arts centre and a great place to see an exhibit or show or grab a drink.
This was once a local bank branch, making it a unique venue for listening to music or grabbing a meal.
Part of the Jongleurs Comedy Club, this restaurant and bar is excellent for a drink before a show.
Right opposite Camden Town, this music venue is also a pub during the day, making it a great place to stop for a quick drink.
A great place for those who enjoy the nightlife, this is a music venue, bar and club where visitors are guaranteed to hear good music.
Other things to do
While at Camden Market, visitors should check out London Zoo, the oldest scientific zoo in the world. It is home to 700 species and a ten-minute walk away. Or, visitors can take a trip down the Regent’s Canal on a narrowboat. The journey takes visitors through London Zoo, Regent’s Park, and Maida Hill before heading back to Camden Market for a final bit of shopping.