Camden Town is a district bursting with creative, alternative and independent culture. The moment you step out of the gorgeously preserved underground station you’ll know you’ve arrived in a truly special borough of London. A full assault on the senses, the six Camden markets stretch out in every direction and buzz with an excitement that has been imitated, but never replicated.
Whether you’re shopping for all things ultraviolet in Cyberdog or alternative clothing, handmade crafts & antique memorabilia from the countless independently run stores and stands, you’re sure to walk away with a bargain every time as many stall owners relish a little friendly haggling.
If you’re looking for a more permanent reminder of your stay in the capital, there’s a fiercely competitive tattoo and piercing industry, some of the most sought-after artists of world-wide acclaim have taken up residency here whose patrons include Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen, Liam Gallagher and Lucky Diamond Rich – the world’s most tattooed man.
A hard-day’s haggling can work up a ferocious appetite, luckily you won’t have to look far for good food. An abundance of food stalls throughout the markets fills the air with exotic aromas that are hard to say no to, but if you’re after a proper sit-down then it’s hard to beat Haché for its classy twist on the British beefburger (crispy duck quarter pounder anyone?) or Chin Chin Laboratorists to see the very latest in ice-cream technology.
It goes without saying that the nightlife remains one of the greatest attractions of Camden town given its well-established reputation for producing break-out artists with Amy Winehouse, The Sex Pistols, The Clash & Oasis all have roots here. It’s no surprise then that edgy, up and coming bands can be found playing live music in numerous bars on any given night, and clubs in Grade 2 listed building such as Proud and Koko are a regular hotspot for well known musicians, DJ’s and radio hosts.
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