London is full of interesting and exciting places to visit, although one area that is particularly popular among all kinds of tourist is Camden Town. In fact, when you step out of the tube station and look down Chalk Farm Road you’ll probably be pretty amazed at just how many people seem to be milling about, with this part of the capital receiving thousands of visitors every day.
This can put some people off, as the thought of fighting your way through the crowds is a little daunting, although once you know where you’re going you’ll realise that it really isn’t all that stressful.
For example, if you want to get stuck into the heart of the famous market stalls that can be found here then turn right as you leave the tube station – which, incidentally, is on the Northern Line of the London Underground and is easily accessible from many of London’s top luxury hotels – and pass underneath the iconic Camden Town Railway Bridge, before entering the Stables Market, which will be on your left.
Inside, you’ll find a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from designer clothes to unusual trinkets, as well as international cuisine.
The Stables Market joins up with Camden Lock Market, which is full of yet more interesting stalls where you’ll be able to get your hands on goods that you won’t find anywhere else, and is also home to some excellent bars and restaurants for when you feel like taking the weight off your feet.
Among these is The Cuban, a Latino-themed bar that serves great food and also becomes a nightclub in the evenings, as well as Lock 17, another great pub.
On the other side of Chalk Farm Road is the Camden Fashion Market, which runs along the bank of Regent’s Canal and, as the name suggests, is the place to be if you want to pick up some trendy clothes.
Once you’re done shopping, escape the crowds by following the canal all the way up to Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, passing by the aviary at London Zoo along the way.