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One Day in Camden

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by Maria K (subscribe)
Postgraduate student based in London.
Published October 16th 2016
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The best way to make yourself familiar with the busy area is to immerse yourself in the most crowded place in Camden. Start your day with Camden Lock Market; it is open 10am – 6pm every day of the week. For breakfast, head straight to Camden Lock's Global Kitchen stalls, where you will find all kinds of international street foods. If you prefer a more traditional breakfast routine, visit Yumchaa, a comfy spot with an enormous variety of different teas, which you can also take home.

Camden Lock Market
Camden Lock Market


Now it's time to stroll around the market, looking at the Gothic clothing shops, vintage stores, hand-made jewellery, organic soaps, art, photography, books and many other things that you wouldn't even think of coming across. One of the must-see spots in Camden Lock is Cyberdog - a futuristic underground store with lots of neon clothes and electronic music. The place is absolutely worth visiting, even if you don't decide to buy anything. When you are tired of Camden Lock, move to the adjacent Stables Market, which was used as a network of stable blocks before the 1980s and is a fascinating labyrinth of shops today. You might come across the bronze life-size statue of Amy Winehouse, which was brought to Stables Market in 2014.

Camden Lock Market
Camden Lock Market


Speaking of Amy, your lunch spot is The Hawley Arms, which was known as her favourite pub. The place offers standard British meals with a variety of beers and ales. The Hawley Arms is a friendly and lively spot and a favourite of the Camden crowd.

Continue your day with a walk along the canal. Pick any direction: you can make your way to King's Cross or Regent's Park, and turn back to Camden anytime; both will not take too long. If you feel adventurous, take a bike for this journey. You can find one just next to the canal in Hawley Crescent.

Regent's Canal Camden
Regent's Canal


When you are back from your walk or ride, grab a drink in World's End pub on Camden High Street. If you feel like your night should go on, there are many clubs to choose from. Blues Kitchen is your place if you fancy some live music. Koko is a loud and dynamic club near Mornington Cresent and Proud Camden in Stables Market is a bright cabaret venue with a great bar.

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