In Pictures: A Day out in London's Camden Market

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London Travel Writer

Camden is one of the coolest places the capital has to offer. Popular with punks and party folk alike, the atmosphere is always buzzing, thanks to the footfall attracted to the famous Camden Market. Enough talk. Let’s get on with the show.

Morning

Step out of Camden Town tube station and be greeted immediately by the hustle and bustle of one of London’s most vibrant areas.

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Walking down Camden High Street you’ll quickly realise this place is anything but ordinary. Just look at the local bureau de change …

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… and the epicly creative building exteriors.

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If we insist on letting homelessness be a thing—which we definitely shouldn’t—it would be great if everyone who was homeless was this awesomely honest about why they want your money.

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Camden even makes recycling cool.

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Then there’s the philosophical street art. Because, why not?

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Camden: a place where the Mad Hatter actually seems rather ordinary.

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Sometimes a person just has to stop and appreciate the sheer badassery of humanity’s creations.

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Shops in Camden are as busy as they are awesome. Expect to come across some pretty random stuff.

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There’s more leather here than in Rolls Royce. A lot more.

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It’s also a place where tights and tattoo artists can be found in the same building. Random.

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Lunchtime

As wonderfully wacky as Camden is, it’s still England. Bring on the fish and chips. Mmm.

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Wherever the food comes from, Camden Lock is the place to eat it.

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The lock is one of London’s most picturesque spots, complete with cruising canal boats, weeping willows and a beautiful bridge that fabulously frames the scene.

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We’re not exactly sure what’s going on here, but we love it.

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Lunch by the lock is the done thing here, as there are plenty of places to sit. Why not grab a drink from the Wetherspoon pub, The Ice Wharf, next door to wash that food down?

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Don’t fancy fish and chips? Head into the market, and follow your nose to find something else. Camden has it all.

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The abundance of tasty street food includes Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Caribbean and lots more.

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Afternoon

After fuelling up with food, explore the stables, and discover all kinds of peculiarities.

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Pick up some decorative throws to liven up your home.

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Anyone looking for souvenirs can choose from a fantastic range of gloriously British keyrings and fridge magnets.

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Check out the statue of Amy Winehouse, and pay tribute to one of Britain’s most talented daughters. Camden was Winehouse’s home, and it’s also where she delivered her final performance at Roundhouse before her tragic death three days later when she was just 27 years old.

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Snack time. Maybe a beer and a pizza?

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There are many options to choose from.

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Perhaps a tasty crepe with a smoothie?

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Or anyone feeling fancy can check out Shaka Zulu, a South-African themed restaurant and bar that transforms into a nightclub in the evening.

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Snacks finished, back to exploring. Browse through the books, and find something new.

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Check out the carpets, and get your perfect rug.

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Discover the mesmerizing collection of lanterns at Unique Home. There is something amongst this incredible selection to brighten up every home.

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Evening

Check out our nightlife guide to Camden and get the lowdown on the best bars and clubs the area has to offer.

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