Camden's group of
markets is now the fourth most-visited tourist attraction
At the weekends
traffic comes to a standstill as thousands of visitors descend
on the area. The bustling markets is enormously popular and
we advise you to arrive early to avoid the crush.
On market days,
for passenger safety, Camden Town is an entry-only station,
people leave the area by Mornington Crescent or Chalk Farm
Camden Market now
has outposts in all parts of Chalk Farm Road between Camden
Town underground station and Hawley Street.
The bustling markets
have an enormous range of goods on offer.
From Camden Town
station the first port of call is the Electric Ballroom nightclub
which doubles on Sundays as a bazaar selling cheap designer
fashions, clean second-hand clothes and jewellery.
More clothes, new
and second-hand, are on offer in Camden Market proper.
Camden Lock Market,
the nerve-centre of the area, attracts the biggest crowds.
This market, which has grown swiftly in size since opening
in 1974, has a cobbled courtyard leading towards the Regent's
Canal. Stalls here specialize in handmade crafts, new
and secondhand street fashions, vegetarian fast-food, books,
records and antiques.
Many people are
attracted to Camden Lock simply for the atmosphere, especially
at weekends, when buskers perform beside the canal.
The other markets
off Chalk Farm Road offer antiques, second-hand books, records,
pine furniture and more clothes.