The market at Camden Lock houses everything from a corset shop, Fairy Goth Mother, to beautiful jewellery carved from wood from Tribu, headscarves and incense and trinkets. The Lock is the place to go if it’s a bit of culture that you want; take in a bit of Turkish cuisine and enjoy a shisha pipe at the café, or enjoy a cold beer overlooking the canal. There is art and music anywhere; the tight knit community gives it a cheery and lively atmosphere that will stay with you for the rest of the day.
If it’s music that you want, then Camden will not disappoint; some of the venues may look unassuming, but many of the best bands in the world often turn up here for intimate gigs. Barfly is one such example – this pub has witnessed performances by Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads and Coldplay, and the party goes on so late it becomes early. Koko is the place for celebrity spotting; Kate Moss is a regular, and Madonna played her first ever gig there; seeing at the venue has been in business since 1890, it’s safe to assume they know how to do it.
Even if you’re not one for alternative fashion and music, Camden is not to be missed. Where else can you buy vintage records in a former stable, surrounded by statues of the horses that formerly walked the corridors? Where else can you feel so much history and vibrant culture in one place? Can you afford to miss it?
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Article written by Thomas C.