Top 5 Things to do in Camden Market

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The well-known Camden Market can be found, of course, in Camden Town, which has been a residential area since 1791. This neighborhood was formed in the wake of the Grand Union Canal and the improvement of railway transport. Now, this vibrant part of London is full of people who are looking for treasures in Camden’s markets or listening to some live music and enjoying some delicious international cuisine. We made a list for you with the top five things to do in Camden Market.

 

Time for digging!

The first thing to do when you get there is to start exploring the market. Camden Market is famous worldwide for its shops and stalls just waiting to be explored. It is definitely a piece of heaven on Earth for all the market-lovers. You’ll find antique shops with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered by wanderers like you. Be patient and take your time to search through the boxes, explore the rails, or grab a souvenir. There are also lots of shops with ingenious facades with the sole purpose of catching your eye. Enjoy the artistic vibes of the area while strolling down its narrow alleys.

Tip: in Stables Market you can find the life-size memorial bronze statue of Amy Winehouse

For the love of art

This vivid area of Camden Market is full of splashes of art at every corner. From street art to famous galleries its artsy vibe will make your visit an excellent opportunity to learn more about the artistic aspect of this neighborhood. The Proud Gallery, Europe’s most famous privately funded photographic gallery, should be on your list for sure. It is well-known for its photos documenting fashion, pop culture, and music, with a great accent on Rock n Roll. If you want a unique souvenir to remind you of London, buy a print of some legendary icons of music such as Freddie Mercury, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and so on.  You can also find some edgy art exhibitions at The Cob Gallery, a wide range of modern visual arts at the Camden Arts Center, or you can find out more about Jewish life and heritage at the Jewish Museum.

Tip: art is everywhere in Camden Market, not only in the galleries, but on the outside as well; admire the stunning architecture that combines old and new in such a great manner

 

Treat yourself!

Camden Market is not only a paradise for treasure hunters, but it is also a heaven for gourmands. The international cuisine, from all over the world, gives you the opportunity to serve any kind of meal any day. Many eateries and street vendors will spark your appetite. So if you’re a great fan of Italian cuisine, try Trufflesecco, for delicious Indian food Masala Zone is the right place, or Shaka Zulu if you want to try the South African cuisine. If stricken by thirst, you’ll find a pub at every corner to have a sip of something refreshing. The Hawley Arms is the most famous pub in Camden. London celebrities and locals alike have been enjoying their time in this pub for years. Another great spot to take a break is the legendary Dublin Castle on Parkway.

Tip: when you get into one of the pubs ask for local beers from Camden Town brewery to see how Camden tastes like

If music is life, enjoy live music

Camden Town used to be considered the world capital of Rock n Roll. It’s still home to a great deal of London’s music scene. Live music concerts are popular in Camden Market and there are people who get in the area just to enjoy some live acoustics. You’ll find dozens of venues to choose from, places like Koko, the Underworld, and Electric Ballroom are famous for giving the world some of the most famous musicians. So who knows? Maybe you’ll be the first to listen to some of the future world-class artists. For top jazz and blues performances stop by Jazz Café, or Blues Kitchen. Famous people like Dylan Thomas, Walter Sickert, and Amy Winehouse have considered Camden their home.

Tip: if you want to know more about the history of folk music, the Cecil Sharp House is the home of the English folk dance and song

 

What a view!

One of the most beautiful places in London to catch a perfect view over the city is Primrose Hill. Above Regent’s Park, on the hill, you can enjoy your time and relax after all the digging through Camden Market. What better place to catch a British sunset if not from the famous hill of London. Grab a mouth-watering dessert from Camden Market and enjoy it in this quiet place while gazing upon the astounding landscape.

Tip: Primrose Hill is also a great spot for picnics and spending time with the kids and family

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Top Markets in London Where You Must Visit

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London is a city with special with so many top places to go. Tourists looking to buy something should remember the top markets in London where they must go to have quality stuff. Exploring the ideal shopping places provides a chance to buy anything from flowers to foods, antiques to modern arts and curious to clothes. There are so many amazing markets with a history in the streets of London like Greenwich Market. Those who love foods should check the food markets such as Borough Market in London.

Borough Market:

This is the best place to explore the Gourmet’s Paradise near the London Bridge. It offers organic and fresh products including the meat, cheese, fruit, and vegetables. It also delivers tasty street foods, including baked treats, condiments, and others. Pick up delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a famous restaurant and enjoy it at home with family or friends.

Brick Lane Market:

This is a special place to find the gems and junks in the East London. It is a big market covering several streets. This market provides a chance to explore bric-a-brac, vintage clothes, shoes, second-hand furniture and lots more. There are some stalls selling colorful saris and exotic spices. If you are in London then choose Sunday to visit this amazing market.

Alfie’s Antique Market:  

This is a combination of the indoor antique market in the city. Tourists interested to buy the vintage clothes should visit Alfie’s antique market in order to see clothes from the 1930s and 1940s. This market is also famous for other pieces and collectibles. Don’t forget to visit the Rooftop Kitchen in order to see a splendid view of London city.

Portobello Market:

This is among the oldest markets in the main London city. This market is present at the Portobello Road since the 1800s. However, this market got attention for the excellent collection of antiques in 1950. Today, tourists or visitors can find anything at this market. It would be better to visit this market on Saturday to see its full swing.

Camden Lock Market:

There are more than 100 shops and small stalls at this market. It is present in the central Camden Market. Visitors will love to see the amazing collection of accessories and clothes including furnishings, art pieces, cafes, workshops, bars, and restaurants.

Old Spitalfields Market:

This is among the covered markets in the list of top markets in London where visitors can buy artwork, foods, and clothes. Old Spitalfields Market is a special place where antiques to latest fashion accessories are available. Whether you need a local brand or a famous designer product, it has everything. There are several specialist shops, restaurants, bars and food streets. Visit this market on Thursday or Friday to enjoy the best sales.

Greenwich Market:

Greenwich market is a famous place to buy the products from small cottage industries and artisans in London. Weekends are always busy days for the visitors. There are more than 150 stalls and small shops selling pictures, jewelry, accessories, and gifts. You can also find the food courts, local shops, bars and others at Greenwich market.

Broadway Market:

This is a fun place to chat with craftspeople, artists and local farmers who bring their wares in Hackney. This is one of the top markets in London; it is considered an ideal spot to buy tasty foods, spices, unusual clothes, furniture as well as gifts and shoes. Don’t forget to visit another market known as Netil Market which offers art prices and foods.

Covent Garden London:

This place is called “Voice of Street Performers” selling goods at shops and stalls. Covent Garden London has an iconic building where visitors can buy architectural masterpieces such as piazzas. Consider the Apple Market where you can enjoy products from specialty restaurants, cafes, and shops. Buy special jewelry, antiques and gorgeous crafts at this amazing market.

Southbank Centre Market:

This is a considerable top market in London where you can enjoy the quality stuff. Taste the special treats at Southbank Centre Market. It is hosted from Friday to Sunday behind the famous Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre Square. Enjoy ethical, sustainable and delicious foods at the best shops in London.

Maltby Street Market:

This is close to the London Bridge Station. This market is famous for the foods and drinks. Foodies should never forget to visit the Maltby Street Market near the railway arches. Enjoy the special foods such as Donuts by St John Bakery, Cocktail by Little Bird Gin and Sub Cult’s sandwiches from 5 to 9 PM.

Colombia Road Flower Market:

It would be better to stop at Colombia Road Flower Market in order to see trees, bulbs, trees, and shrubs. It is a must-visit market in London to enjoy fragrant blooms and colorful displays. Also, choose garden accessories. This place is attractive for buyers who want flowers for home and office.