Looking for a place that has it all? Look no further than Camden. The one-time home of Charles Dickens, Sylvia Plath and Amy Winehouse is as diverse as it is exciting. With its vibrant market, shop fronts and street art, the north-west London borough transforms the extraordinary into the norm.
Eating And Drinking
If you want to party then you won’t be disappointed in Camden. Whether it’s cocktails at swanky bars, pints down the pub or historic hostelries that get you thirsty, there is something for all tastes. Talking of which, Camden’s culturally diverse nature means its dining scene is a mixture of pleasure and vibrancy. Mediterranean, Chinese, Latin, Indian, vegan-friendly, street food. You want it, they’ve got it.
Camden is famed for its vibrant live music scene, the renowned Roundhouse, Electric Ballroom and Camden Assembly among the many names you will probably have heard of. Sometimes shabby, often sublime, Camden can be the place to check out the next big thing, or the current big thing playing a more intimate gig – be it rock music, laid-back jazz or a cool DJ set.
If you’re up for a laugh, be sure to check out the many Camden comedy venues. And why not check out the latest show at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Dominion Theatre or Bloomsbury Theatre?
Camden Market is a tourist attraction in itself, the adjoining retail markets are the perfect place to find that unique outfit or gift, thanks to its wide range of crafts, clothing and bric-a-brac. It attracts around 250,000 visitors a week, so don’t be the one to miss out. But away from the market you can also find specialist shops as well as some of your favourite brands.
Art And Culture
Life jumps out at you everywhere in Camden. If it’s a hip, urban vibe you crave then let graffiti and murals mark your route. Whether it is street art celebrating the Queen of Camden – Amy Winehouse – or the famous greeting at Camden Lock, there’s something funky round the corner.
If you like your culture a little more cultured, then there is still plenty on offer. The British Museum, The Foundling Museum and the wonderfully, bizarrely brilliant Sir John Soane’s Museum are among the many local attractions.
If you want to escape city life but don’t want to head too far, there are plenty of places offering you a route away from the everyday grind. Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath are wonderfully scenic areas perfect for a stroll, sunbathe, picnic or whatever takes your fancy.
Nearby London Zoo is a great place to while away a day, checking out the animals and getting lost in your thoughts.
Make sure you take a stroll along the Regent’s Canal Towpath, the Little Venice to Camden route a particularly picturesque walk.
“In Camden Town, I’ll meet you by the underground,” sang Suggs. Yet the tube station is just one of the modes of transport that serves Camden so well, ensuring getting from A to B is anything but Madness.
London Overground’s North London Line also serves Camden while if you’re looking to get further away fast you have Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross stations on your doorstep.
And if all else fails, you’ll never have trouble getting an Uber.
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