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Review of Camden Market

Camden Market
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Camden Market and Music Legends Walking Tour in...
Ranked #15 of 1,828 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We're driven by the belief that you can only keep discovering if you keep looking ... so we're always adding interesting stores and traders. No two days are ever the same at Camden Market. Keep checking back to see what's new and what's next.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Great mix of shops from retro, to new. All fashions and tastes catered for in terms of clothes and all the various good, friendly shop owners and lots of choices for food and drink. A great day out.

Thank JoubertG
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

My last visit to Camden Market was on the 30th October 2011. It is a place that I have been to many times, as it only takes me forty minutes to get there by Tube. To be honest, the Tube really is the best way to travel there. Going by car is a dead loss as parking is very restricted in the surrounding area, and the local 'parking wombles' do love to dish out parking tickets.

The market has changed over the years. When I first got to know the place it was a Mecca for Goths and those in the Alternative scene. Being a Goth myself I used to like mingling with like minded free thinkers. These days the market has changed quite a bit. Sure the Goth and Alternative stuff is still there, but in lesser amounts, and no trip to Camden Market is complete without a visit to Cyberdog. Seeing the live dancers is worth the visit alone. Prices in Cyberdog are not cheap, but the atmosphere is amazing.

You will find all kinds of weird and wonderful things at Camden Market, and that includes the people. It truly is an eclectic location. One place not to miss on the way up to the Lock from Camden tube station is the Electric Ballroom. It is on the right hand side not far from the station. There are always lots of interesting things in there for sale and my wife always finds something to purchase.

One of the major attractions of Camden Market is the amazing choice of food. There are stalls selling delicious cousine from all over the world, even from as unlikely places as Nepal and Peru. On my last visit I went for the Mexican, and very nice it was too.

There is so much to see in the markets that I would definitely recommend spending at least four hours there, probably more. It certainly would not be hard to make a day of it. If you are on a budget there is no requirement to spend a lot of money. Food is around £5 for a good sized meal and people watching is free. Camden is not just about retail, it is about the buzz of being somewhere totally alive and vibrant.

If you come to London and do not visit Camden Market, you really are missing something special. The weekend is when the markets are at their most active and exciting and to my mind, Saturday is by far the best day.

Thank WheelieMacBin
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

One of my favourite pastimes in London is to catch the London Waterbus from Little Venice for a relaxing cruise down the Regent's Canal to Camden Lock, grab some food from one of the excellent range of foreign influenced food stalls on the lock (the Caribbean is a particular favourite) and spend some time watching the world go by.
The nearby market (whilst offering its' fair share of London 'tat') is well worth wandering round, not least for the unique warren of passages around the Stables Market.

1  Thank Farndale_Cowboy
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We went a bit late to Camden Lock so everything was closing, but the atmosphere of the place was remarkable, somewhat post-apocalyptic, with the old stables, the varied decorations, the food boothes...

2  Thank OpheliaAutumn
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Had to get a taxi as its a bit far out but was a great visit. Lots to see and do.

Thank MichelleR85
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