Camden Town

London
Camden Town featuring shopping
Browse the market stalls for souvenirs and clothes among punks and rockers in an area renowned for its alternative culture and eclectic nightlife.

Camden Town is a famous market place and meeting point for travellers, locals and alternative groups. It is simultaneously a mainstream area for tourists and a hotspot of tattoo parlors, heavy metal stores and a general unconventional ambience. There are several assemblies of market stalls scattered around the region and a picturesque canal lined with restaurants and coffee shops. In the evening, revelers congregate around the main strip of bars. There are many typical English pubs with live rock music and nightclubs playing a variety of genres.

Look around the market stalls in the different zones around Camden Town. Purchase souvenirs of your trip to London and gifts for friends back home. Experience a darker side of the city in loud heavy metal shops and tattoo parlors.  

Sip a cup of coffee at one of the shops along the scenic canal and people-watch. Many alternative locals frequent the markets in studded leather jackets, multicolored hair and extravagant boots.

Enjoy free samples of food as you walk through the market stalls. Vendors offer an array of delicacies, including Chinese, Thai and Indian food. Visit a pub for traditional English food, such as sausages and mash or fish and chips.

Make your way to the bars at night to listen to live music and try the local ales. The eclectic range of bars along the strip caters to everyone, whether you like pop, heavy metal or even salsa. There is a generally inclusive and progressive vibe in Camden Town.

The markets first became popular in the 1970s. Although there were originally a lot of stalls selling fresh food and produce, they have gradually been replaced by vendors catering to visitors to the city.

You can find Camden Town in the borough of Camden in the north of London. It is on the Northern Line of the tube and there are many buses that run through day and night.


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Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
55-57 Bayham Street, London, England, NW1 0AA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $126 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this hostel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.3/5 (108 reviews)
I'd definately stay again and would recommend.
"A very comfortable stay. The room was clean, the ensuite bathroom was spotless. Each bed has a single USB socket but no mains plug socket, ther was 3 main sockets in the room however. The only thing that would have improved my experience would be having a wall mirror near the plug sockets to allow ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 20, 2021

Holiday Inn London Camden Lock, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
30 Jamestown Road, London, England, NW1 7BY
Fully refundable
The price is CA $219 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"The hotel is really well placed, right by the Lock but on a quiet side. Perfect location to stay in Camden and be within minutes walk of everything ,but also on a quiet and safe feeling street"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2022

Camden Enterprise Hotel & Pub
Camden Enterprise Hotel & Pub
3.5 out of 5
2 Haverstock Hill, London, England, NW3 2BL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (585 reviews)
Overnight stay 20 September 2022
"Stayed here for only one night. Room clean and very spacious, good complimentary tray with plenty of beverages, staff welcoming and helpful. It was a good stay."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

Selina Camden
Selina Camden
3.5 out of 5
89 Chalk Farm Rd, London, England, NW1 8AR
The price is CA $226 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions The British Museum and Piccadilly ...
3.7/5 Good! (21 reviews)
"Excellent hotel and nice and clean. Quiet after hours but located bang in the best part of Camden. Will happily use again."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2022

Sonder Camden Road
Sonder Camden Road
3.5 out of 5
201 Camden Road, London, England, NW19AA
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions The British Museum and Piccadilly Circus ...
3.4/5 Good! (42 reviews)
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"Stay was fine good location buses and underground near enough no reception but plenty of emails to help you book and get into your room"

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2022

Camden Suites
Camden Suites
3 out of 5
284 Camden Road, Camden, London, England, N7 0BJ
The price is CA $185 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 3-star apartment in London. Enjoy free WiFi and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions The British Museum and Piccadilly Circus are located nearby. Discover ...
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