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Camden Markets - Treasures for the Young and Young at Heart

Updated on December 7, 2011

Camden Markets - Vintage fashion & fun

Camden Lock Village- Home to Camden markets
Camden Lock Village- Home to Camden markets | Source
Vintage Everything
Vintage Everything | Source
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The Stables
The Stables | Source

Something for Everyone

Pulsating with life and steeped in history Camden Town is not to be missed on your visit to London.
A whole day is hardly sufficient time to discover and explore all that the village has to offer. To get there you need to take a red bus ride into the heart of Camden Lock village, you can check the bus route on line, or take the Northern line on the underground out of London to Chalk Farm to begin your shopping expedition.

There is quite a bit of information available on offer already about the trendy market place, but try these ideas for a unique shopping experience.

Fashion must haves

With Vintage anything, on the rise and rise, Camden markets which has, without doubt one of the largest and most exciting collections of vintage and retro clothing anywhere in the UK, and possibly across Europe as well is the place to find everything from glam bags to doc marten shoes, goth coats to fedora hats.The plethora of vintage shops housed in the Stables Market gives the astute shopper opportunity galore for that unique fashion aquisition. Crammed full of interesting pieces, a thorough search might find the odd 1940's vintage or retro finds.

‘Retro World’ is a must see for 50‘s chic clothing and apparel. It has everything a savvy conscious vintage shopper could ask for or more, including hat's, coats and skirts. Or if a silk scarf or feather boa is your thing then pop into ‘Oh I’m so Thea’ right beside it for a little bit of indulgent luxury.

Tatt's Just for Fun

If tattoo's are what turns you on 'Needle Fix' with over 13 years experience behind them can pierce just about any body part. Then 'Tribu' with their very different tribal look have worked hard to bring a fresh new approach to the tattoo industry using wood and coconut materials. The finished product is both appealing and innovative.

For the Collector in You

Full up with fashion then the collector in you will be delighted with shops like ‘ Megan City Comics’ for comic books old and new and ‘The Old Bottle Man’ for amazing and unusual bottles.

And for the music lover, particularly interested in an alternative sound 'Resurrection Records' specialize in Hardcore, punk, metal and alternate styles with new releases, music that is hard to find and out of print vinyl.


For antique lovers the choices are endless as you wind through the corridors packed full of old, rare and timeless books including everything ‘Austen’. Then wander past an excellent array of beautiful and exquisite Royal Dalton crockery from delicate cups and saucers to teapots that remind you of days past and serving trays in all shapes colors and sizes.

'Original Vintage Luggage' has an amazing collection of beautiful restored antique luggage dating back to 1900 to 1920. From antique gun cases, leather briefcases and wallets to leather and canvass hat boxes, it has it all, a bag collectors dream.

For The Foodie

Your day is not complete without tasting the generous array of food from all over the continents. Mexican tortilla's, nacho's and burrito's lie waiting begging to be eaten. Asian, Indian and Thai dishes all stir and tantalize the taste buds with the large selection on offer. Or for the sweet tooth, the stall holders make delicious crepes filled with delights such as nutella and cream. Or if its something a little like home you are wanting, try 'Camden Kitchen' for ‘outstanding homemade Nosh’ so the sign advertises. Offering brunch with free range eggs including Benedict, Florentine and Royal, salmon bagels and omelets. The kitchen also offers scrumptious lunches and at night turns into a funky cocktail.
On your way home be sure to visit ‘The World’s End’ one of Camden’s more historic pub’s for a pint of your favorite ale or a refreshing cider.

Whatever your passion Camden markets guarantees satisfaction.


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      gogogo 6 years ago

      great way to spend a day or two in London. Very good article enjoyed it.