The moment you step out of the tube station, you’re going to feel the Camden rush kicking in. Whether you’re a rocker, a cool kid, a metal head, a hippy, or a vintage queen, you’ll find something to delight you in this fun part of North London. Camden Town is well known for its markets, as they are a major tourist attraction on a daily basis, selling goods of all types, including fashion, lifestyle, books, food, junk/antiques and more.
As you walk out of the station, you’ll find yourself walking in Camden High Street, a busy road, stacked with amazing shops, pubs, small indoor markets, and restaurants which overflow into the side streets.
As you see the ‘Camden Lock’ Bridge ahead, you know a food feast awaits you (just giving you the heads up!). On your way to the Camden Lock Market, you’re going to notice a Canal, called Regent’s Canal, on your right. Your visit won’t be complete until you spend some time along it.
Camden Lock is at the heart of Camden Town’s thriving markets area. Open 7 days per week, Camden Lock Market comprises stands selling everything from vintage clothing to hand-made jewelry and more. There’s also food stalls offering a large variety of cuisines. The first to encounter was a stall of heaven: DONUTS.
Next, we came across Chin Chin Labs, mouthwatering Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream with a variety of options to choose from! We had ‘The Warmie’, a brownie cookie topped with ice cream and molten chocolate, and ‘The Brown-wich’, the shop’s bestseller constituting of two baked chocolate brownies sandwiching a vanilla ice cream.
Moving on, we then headed to Crispy Candy Co. (not suitable for the weak), where you choose your favorite candy bar then cover it with a donut mix to create a crispy candy donut. We had ‘Mars Meltdown’ and ‘Ultimate Oreo’. Next to Crispy Cando Co., you’ll find Cyberdog, a place you can’t miss! Basically it is a trance music and cyber clothing/accessory retail chain specializing in bright fluorescent dance clothing and rave accessories such as glowsticks and UV-fluorescent items.
Finally, with the sugar rush kicking in, we thought we might need some savory food, which called for The Blue’s Kitchen, a lively, contemporary bar-diner on the main Camden Street serving all-American food, also well known for their Buffalo wings.