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A large craft and clothing market, visit the fourth most popular London attraction.
Camden Market Attractions
Camden Market is a huge market, covering almost the whole neighbourhood and it can take hours to explore. Camden Town is a sea of entertainment. It overflows with a variety of colourful restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, theatres and cinemas. The Camden Market attracts enormous Londoners and tourists alike.
The History of Camden Market
The Camden Lock Market, by the canal, was the original craft market, established in 1975. This market soon began to attract large numbers of Londoners and tourists alike, because of the character and quality of the goods on sale and because of the uniqueness of the location. Boat trips and walks along the canal, or just watching the barges pass through the lock gates from the Dingwall's beer garden, became, and still are important parts of the attraction of Camden Lock.
In 1990 many of the buildings at the Lock were renovated and a new market Hall with three floors of small shops and other businesses, were built over one of the previous open market areas of stalls next to the main road.
Camden Market Now
Over the past few years the main change has been the development of seven-day trading at Camden Lock Market and other markets in Camden are following suit, with many stalls to be found any day of the week, 52 weeks a year. In addition most Camden shops are now staying open 7 days a week.
At the Camden Stables Market there is much to appeal to people of all ages and tastes. From the latest in adventurous alternative fashion, through to the best selection of vintage clothing shops in London, to the joy of collecting bottles. Its a great and varied place to shop in Camden Market.
In total around 350 shops and stalls trade here at the weekend and many are now open every day of the week. Established in 1975 this was the market that started the phenomenon that now draws more than 150,000 a week to the Camden Town markets. To amuse the mind and entertain the whole family discover an assortment of board games, mind teasers, and juggling equipment. A wide range of music and cult films are available and a selection of independent bookshops offer everything from poetry to politics.
How to get to Camden Market
You can get to Camden Market by tube on the Northern line. Another alternative is to alight at Chalk Farm, which is also close to the market. Catching a bus is a better option than taking your car because, as in most parts of London, parking spaces are few and far between. A walk along the pretty canal towards Regent's Park will also take you into the middle of Camden Market.
To find Camden Lock Market walk up Camden High Street from Camden Town station until you see this building. The market lies to your left.
Hotels for Camden Market
Georgian House Hotel is located just 15-20min bus ride away from Camden Market. The hotel offers you a variety of rooms, facilities and prices also delicious English breakfast. Just take bus No24 5 min away from the hotel and after a nice bus ride you are in Camden Town.
For more information visit www.camdenlockmarket.com
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan your trip to Camden Market? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438