The Best Things To Do In Camden Market, London

Not sure what to do at Camden Market? I have you covered.

Camden Lock at the entrance

Camden Market will transport you to a whole new world. The food market, stalls and local vendors are not to be missed in this vibrant place. Do you ever walk in somewhere and straight away BAM you’re hit in the face with the promising smell of food from around the world? Well, Camden Market, in Camden Town, will do that to you.

Walk around the food stalls and smell the oozing melting cheese, the grilled meats and listen to all things wonderful sizzling away on the grill. If you’re a foodie, like me, then Camden Market needs to be on your radar. And hey, stick around for a while because Camden doesn’t just offer up great grub. Oh no, there is also an incredible community of people selling local street art, handmade clothing, keepsakes, health and beauty products and so much more.

Fun fact: Camden is known by many worldwide for its authentic artistic flare. Take a walk on the wild side with me, while I transport you to Camden Market.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Get lost in Camden Stables Market

Camden Stables Market

Camden offers tons of great shopping in every nook and cranny. Walk around and speak to the vendors and find out just how amazing the handcrafted items are. You can even walk out of the Market and onto the main road where you can find even more shops! These ones are more mainstream, but it makes for an interesting day of shopping.

Eat Your Heart out with Delicious Food from Around the World

Food Stalls in the middle by the canal
Fresh orange juice

I mean, it’s no secret that I am the biggest foodie. Camden Market is one of my favourite food markets because it is free to get in, and you can wander around for a good while before deciding where to eat. See where your nose takes you. Have a specific craving? Trust me, you will find some fab food that will leave your taste buds very happy! In fact, I’d bet that you could find anything from around the world.

Walk Along Regent’s Canal

Regents Canal and Lock

Camden is great on a nice sunny day. Walk along the canal with a coffee and some of that tasty food you just ordered. You might even get convinced to go on a ‘Gondola’ ride, or more commonly known as the music boat. I am yet to do this, but I do see people enjoying themselves. And heck, maybe if you look hard enough, you can pretend to be in Venice! (Far stretch, Trea)

Fun fact: The Starbucks across the canal was actually the old lock keepers cottage. See if you can spot it!

Explore Camden Town itself

The Market is obviously great, but the surrounding area is just as intriguing. People watch on the busy streets, cross the inclusive rainbow-painted zebra crossings, spot the green plants growing on the sides of buildings. You can even walk about 15 to 20 minutes to Primrose Hill. This is another beautiful area and if you walk up to the top of the hill, you’ll be able to admire the London skyline. See if you can spot the London Eye.

Take a Selfie with the Amy Winehouse Statue

Amy Winehouse statue
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Regrettably, this is something I did not do, because the queue was way too long! However, the Amy Winehouse statue is worth visiting, especially if you were a fan of her music. Her family supported the statue being placed in the centre of Camden Market because she lived in Camden! When you do take a selfie with the life-sized statue, be sure to use the hashtag #peopleofcamden on socials. You can read more about the statue here.

Like Neon clothing? Check out Cyberdog

Cyberdog is definitely a whole new world. At the entrance, two huge robots greet you and instantly transport you into what feels like a rave. Hang on, don’t let that put you off if you’re not a raver! If you’re exploring the area for the first time, this can be overwhelming, however, it is definitely worth checking out! Cyberdog is not only famous for its neon lights and clothing but also its plastic attire too!

Listen to Great Live Music in and Around Camden Market

There are so many amazing buskers around Camden that are nothing short of brilliant talent. Stay awhile, and have a listen. There are also live screenings of shows and DJ sets. Be sure to check out Camden’s website for more details.

Spot Some of Londons Coolest Street Art

 
 
 
 
 
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This says it all really. You’ll find some pretty great murals when on the hunt for street art around Camden Town. You can also use the hashtag #camdenstreetart on socials to find some pretty cool pieces!

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Beyond Camden Market, to Camden Town

When you arrive by train, you’ll walk along the high street and straight away you’ll see the intricate shops and colourful storefronts. You definitely won’t miss the street art! Once you’ve walked along the high street towards Camden Market, you’ll also spot Regent’s Canal, which you can walk along before entering the market. Or, wander the market and then walk along the canal. It’s great on a sunny day! Which, London does get sunny days… I promise. Back in the day, Camden was a lot more goth, which some would say was a good thing, others bad. In my opinion, Camden is an amazing place, and you have to be open-minded.

The Worlds End Pub in Camden Town

The World's End Pub in Camden Town

Finally, this is my favourite pub! Once you walk in you’ll be amazed at how big it actually is. The staff are always so friendly and there is such a good vibe inside. Stop here for a pint, or to enjoy the atmosphere of one of Camden’s pubs. It’s a great way to end your day.

Happy Adventuring!

10 Comments

  1. 28 July 2021 / 8:55 PM

    I love this! When I lived in London, Camden Market was one of my favorite places to go, and one of my favorite places to bring visitors. The food stalls and vendors are so fun to check out (so many amazing options!), and such fun shopping. Your post makes me want to go back!

    • 29 July 2021 / 5:05 PM

      Hi Kate. Thank you! I’m glad I could help bring back such great memories! It’s such a fun place. I always take visitors there too!

  2. 28 July 2021 / 9:19 PM

    Camden Market looks so charming… and i will 100% be taking your advice to stop at The World’s End forr a pint after a day of shopping &. exploring the market.

    • 29 July 2021 / 5:04 PM

      It’s a very unique place and definitely worth visit. I hope you’re able to make it to the pub. It’s such a charming spot for a pint!

  3. Taylor
    29 July 2021 / 6:51 AM

    I haven’t been to Camden yet but it looks very cute! Great recommendations!

    • 29 July 2021 / 5:03 PM

      Thank you, Taylor! I hope that you do get to visit. Camden is such a fun place and there is so much to see and do in the Market!

  4. 29 July 2021 / 3:02 PM

    Great post on the Camden market in London!

    • 29 July 2021 / 5:03 PM

      Thank you, Shelly! It’s one of my favourite markets in London!

  5. 30 July 2021 / 2:14 AM

    Umbrella walks like this one in Camden market are some of my favorite things to explore because they’re so whimsical!! We haven’t been to London yet but when we head to England maybe in the next few years this is definitely on our bucket list!!

    • 30 July 2021 / 10:19 AM

      I totally agree with you! They add such a fun pop of colour too! London is such a great place. You’ll love your trip when you do get to come here.

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