Camden Town Updated: 7 months ago

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Camden Town is an area in the northern part of London. It is known for its street markets and entertainment, for example, concerts, restaurants and pubs.

Camden Market in Camden Town is what draws the most people to the area. The area is well known for its counter-culture, for example, many punk bands in the 1970s started their careers by performing in Camden’s concert halls like Dingwalls and Roundhouse. Camden also has a wide variety of shops, some of which sell punk related clothes and shoes. The markets sell everything on the spectrum, from fashion to vintage clothing and souvenirs.

Regent’s Canal passes through Camden Town, which has multiple locks. Camden Lock Market is located next to the locks on the main street. By walking along the canal, you can get to Regent’s Park and later to Little Venice. You can also make the same trip along the canal by taking the waterbus, like the Regents Canal Waterbus. The journey from Camden to Little Venice takes about 50 minutes.

The Camden area has a large selection of music, and one of the most well-known concert halls is Roundhouse, which along with the music also hosts things such as theatre, dance and cabaret shows.

Getting there

Camden is located in northern London and the easiest way to get there is via Northern Line and getting off at the Camden Town station.


Camden Market is inside Camden Town , so you should visit both while you're here. London Zoo and Regent's Park are both a short walking distance away.

Nearest Stations

Camden Town - 2 min

Northern London Underground Zone: 2

Camden Road - 6 min

London Overground Zone: 2

Mornington Crescent - 10 min

Northern London Underground Zone: 2

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