Crowded markets and dodgy souvenir t-shirts aren't the only things Camden has to offer. This route takes you through the hustle and bustle and into some of the less well-trodden parts of Camden's past and present, from old graveyards to modern street art and the occasional poem from your local resident guide.
Get to know this legendary area a little better and enjoy a leisurely stroll from the densely populated centre through to the laid back green spaces. You'll discover some of the interesting history that makes this corner of London so unique, and you'll encounter some of the quirky characters and take in the scenic views. And, because it is Camden, after all, it's a chance to check out some of the places that make it such a night life hotspot!
Camden Market, Camden Lock, Primrose Hill
The starting point is on the street, facing Camden Road station, outside the Grand Union pub.
Camden Road is on the overground rail system. It is under 5 minutes walk up Camden Road from Camden Town station (Northern Line). It is also possible to reach Camden Road station via bus: routes 29, 46 and 253 all pass the station. Postcode: NW1 9EA.
Places to stop along the way:
Nature - Regent's Park
Coffee - The Coffee Jar, Parkway
"Street food" - Camden Lock international food market
Lunch - Bar & Co., Pratt St.
Pub - Brewdog Camden, Bayham St.
Dinner - Made in Brasil, Inverness St
Exercise: Primrose Hill outdoor gym
Best time of day:
Best to start the walk in daylight. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, weekdays are best, or early in the morning on a weekend.
Keep an eye on your belongings in crowded areas and by the canal as pickpockets sometimes do operate here. Wear comfy shoes for the walk and take an umbrella - just in case. It's useful to have a bottle of water to hand but there are plenty of places to stop off.
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