Camden Lock Market Photos
Camden Lock Market at the north end of Camden Town in North London.
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Camden Lock Market is eclectic, anarchic, artistic, great value and where old hippies go to die. It's been bugbog's favourite 'street' market for an embarrassing number of years, actually ever since one of our crew had a 'funky foot' stall there.
The market has now grown exponentially into a vast but still individualistic enterprise that extends to several city blocks and merges into other, newer markets of differing standards.
But remember, the real and original Camden Lock Market starts on the right of the lock as seen in the picture below.
The actual lock in Camden, still in use (a lock is a canal water height control system). The original Camden market is on the right side, across the canal bridge from which the photo was taken.
Market Opening Hours: Open every day from 10:00am - 6:00pm (but much less crowded in the morning) except 25 December. Saturday and Sunday have some especially original stalls and offerings.
Address: Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London,
The origin of the Camden species, Market Hall.
Small shops and stalls sell fashions, jewellery and all manner of strange goodies from young designers around the world. Delicious global foods are also on offer, the real thing made by expatriates. Recently we came across superb Arepas by Venezuelans, falafel by Israelis, sushi by Japanese, West African, Moroccan...and much, much more.
Where Camden Lock Market merges into Stables Market.
Part of the enormous food court in the Stables area.
A Moroccan café, shisha, cous-cous and all.
Cyberdog, the wildest and most futuristic of all the stores in the area. This shop is a LED flashing, mind-expanding, ear-imploding, Matrixian event. Not to be missed.
Genuine, solid, tasty, Venezuelan cuisine, lovingly prepared by Venezuelans.
Camden Town High Street on a Saturday afternoon, leading from the tube 500m up the street to Camden Lock Market across the bridge, not before! Click to go to London Pictures hub.
Getting to Camden Lock Market:
By Tube/Underground: Either 500m walk north from Camden Town tube or 700m south from Chalk Farm tube. At weekends Camden Town tube may be closed for outgoing travellers due to the vast numbers of visitors arriving. Mornington Crescent tube is another 500m down the High Street past Camden Town and will be open and uncrowded.
Walk up this street from the tube exit, past all the shops and other mediocre market stalls until you cross the canal bridge. Turn left there and start to wander in wonder.
By bus: Camden Town is on the way to many destinations from the centre of London so no shortage of buses.
By bike: It's a good way to travel there but the area is strangely deficient in Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations. The nearest at the moment is Gloucester Slips Car Park on the north edge of Regents Park.
By car: There is road parking available but you would have to arrive early to get a slot.
Official Website: Camden Lock
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