Camden Passage

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Camden Passage
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Antique-lover's dream, this 17th-century structure is not only steeped in history, but serves as a focal point for dealers, collectors and shoppers for a wide variety of antiques and collectibles.
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Neighbourhood: Islington
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135 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,626 contributions
Great area
Jan 2020 • Solo
First visit and really like this area. Great selection of stores and eating places. Liked the little passage full of antique shops.
Written 17 January 2020
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,336 contributions
Quaint
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is a small tourist market with stalls and shops. It is fun but probably best visited as part of a trip to Regent’s Canal. There are some expensive food and meat shops as well as plenty of cafes. The antique shops, for which it was previously well known, are diminishing in number and don’t expect any bargains.
Written 26 December 2019
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jonquil323
Beit Shemesh, Israel9 contributions
Success
Oct 2019 • Business
I went to Camden Passage to sell some medals and was satisfied with the transaction. I did not feel as if the buyer was dishonest and will return if I have more such things to sell. Other shops were intriguing and the sellers were informative.
Written 21 November 2019
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Hampo1964
Eastbourne, UK1,240 contributions
Quaint Shops
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very nice street with some quaint Shops. There's a good selection of shops. Camden passage runs parallel to Upper Street but is not as busy. Worth a look.
Written 29 August 2019
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Richmondie
London, UK48 contributions
The antique shops are going, going, gone
Aug 2019
With its Victorian and Georgian houses and narrow, pedestrian alleys this is a charming place to visit. Ten years ago it was full of long-established antique shops, and temporary stalls at the weekend. Naturally it went on many tourist trails and websites. And the tourists came. And the shop-proprietors realised they could make more money as an Austrian cafe, a hipster breakfast club, a creperie... And besides, the tourists wanted somewhere to sit down and drink coffee in this olde-worlde ambience.

In one stretch of the market, antique shops have been entirely replaced by eateries, upmarket clothes shops (some vintage), shops selling designer decor, and others selling "gifts" - nobody really needs a brightly coloured cardboard Scottie dog. One area which used to house stalls is now a health food shop.

There are a few antique shops left, particularly the tiny shops next to the covered market that's open at weekends. Stalls still pop up on the pavements. But for how much longer? The reason for the tourists' visits is rapidly disappearing.

But if you are visiting, cross the main road, go through the mall and visit Chapel Market - it's a proper market selling cheap clothes, hats, bags, haberdashery, jewellery, CDs, pot plants, veg, china and Cockney banter. There's a good charity shop and a junk shop where you may find gems. There are "cafes" for the gentry and "caffs" for the less pretentious. You can get an all-day breakfast or traditional East End eels (I've never tried them). It used to be known for its cheap Indian restaurants, and there's one left selling vegetarian food.
Written 23 August 2019
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Diana H
London, UK42 contributions
If you want to eat in Camden Passage, give Frederick's a try!
Apr 2019 • Friends
Weekday lunch in Fredrick's with old friends was a delight.
Excellent service, ambiance & food.
Excellent set menu for lunch & early evening as well as a la carte.
We have been coming to Frederick's since they opened. Alas, retirement for most of us means we don't get to this area so often but it is definitely on our map!
Written 6 April 2019
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Alice S
Central Ohio105 contributions
Loop yarn store and Paul Young Chocolates in cozy shopping arcade
Nov 2018 • Solo
First - Loop yarn store. I ordered a beautiful wool shawl online and asked to pick it up in the store. They had it all ready for me when I arrived, but they did not rush me to leave after I picked up the shawl. I browsed through so many collections of yarns, and unlike a previous reviewer, I found the staff very helpful in answering questions about wool weights and quantities for projects. The upstairs has a great selection of pattern books and many loose patterns for inspiration. Tiny and crowded, but well worth finding. Second - on my way out of Camden Passage, I made the mistake of stopping in Paul Young Chocolates! The sweet clerk gave me a taste of a brownie, and I was hooked. The smell of the place would have satisfied my cravings, but there were so many bars of chocolate from different origins and different ratios of cocoa, that I had to purchase several to "test" at home. This store was a severe challenge to my will power, but I don't regret a single luscious bite.
Written 3 December 2018
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,336 contributions
Quaint and excellent cuisine
Nov 2018 • Couples
Despite its name Camden Passage is situated at Angel Islington. It is a quaint collection of cafes, antique shops and also good cheese suppliers and fishmongers. Much of the stuff for sale on stalls is junk - after all tourists are plentiful here. However there are also a number of genuinely good shops and great restaurants. It a pleasant place to visit and look around although it will not take you long. Afterward you may like to walk along the canal or do some real shopping on Upper Street.
Written 30 November 2018
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
a lot of shops and eateries
Oct 2018 • Friends
this is a shopping paradise for cheap stuff. most of the shops are run by nepalese. prices can be negotiated. filled with tourist and it is more of a tourist trap.
Written 6 November 2018
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Anne C
Beckenham, UK1,773 contributions
I can imagine it to be amazing around the festive season
Nov 2018 • Friends
I have been many times to Angel but little did I know about this lovely passage. Very picturesque and cute. Like a different world. I can imagine it to be enchanting around the festive season. Will be back.
Written 4 November 2018
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