With all that London has to offer, we all have our favourite spots. The places we go to meet friends, while away sunny Saturday afternoons, soak up some culture or just do a bit of people watching.
In our opinion though, the one place that has it all is Camden. With its bustling market, its wealth of pubs, restaurant & clubs and its uniquely alternative culture, Camden is a melting pot that represents everything that’s great about London.
Here are just a few of the reasons why WE LOVE CAMDEN!
Camden Market is arguably one of the best in the world, with a seeming endless array of quirky stalls selling everything from vintage clothing and antiques to custom jewellery, Japanese arts & crafts and much, much more.
The high street boasts an eclectic mix of high street brands and alternative clothing stores, as well as tons of pubs, bars and restaurants.
The market’s food hall is an eclectic mix of outstanding street food and cuisine from all over the world. We love the fried chicken sandwiches at Butchies, the seafood at Seawise and for desert – why not try liquid nitrogen ice cream at Chin Chin Labs.
Beyond the market’s food hall there are hundreds of restaurants from Honest Burgers and Hi Sushi Salsa to Poppies Fish & Chips and the Michelin Starred York & Albany (we could go on, and on…).
There are loads of Great British gastro pubs in Camden too – our favourite is the Prince Albert.
There are loads of bars and pubs in and around the market area, we particularly love the rooftop terrace at the Lockside Camden – great for a cold beer on a sunny afternoon. The Hawley Arms and the Spread Eagle are also great pubs, and Barfly is great for dancing the night away.
Fans of real ale and craft beer are spoilt for choice in Camden with the BrewDog, the Camden Town Brewery and the Earl of Camden to name but a few.
If it’s live music you’re after, Camden’s is home to some legendary venues. Long associated with the alternative, punk, indie and metal scenes, there is something for everyone here. There’s far too many to mention of course, but some of our favourites are Koko’s (formerly the Camden Palace Victorian Theatre, now a fantastic indie venue), Electric Ballroom and the Jazz Café.
For the Family
Venture further away from market area, and there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained in the wider borough of Camden. From Regents Park and boat trips on the Regents Canal, to the modestly named Museum of Everything, Painted Earth and the nearby ZSL London Zoo.
Of course we’re biased (as you can probably tell), but if you’re considering relocating to London or looking to buy your next home in the capital, we think Camden should be at the top of your list.