Camden's group of markets is now the fourth most-visited tourist attraction in London.
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 underground stations.
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 at the weekends as a bazaar selling cheap designerfashions, clean second-hand clothes and jewellery. Every other Staurday they host film or record fairs.
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.
Nearby is the Stables Market which has been extended and mosernised to hold a collection of stalls and shops, some open at the weekend, others all week.
The other markets off Chalk Farm Road offer antiques, second-hand books, records, pine furniture and more clothes.
Whenever you visit the markets here you will find a large range of places to eat and drink.