Camden is a refreshing haven of counterculture, where buskers perform along the high street, lined with alternative and souvenir shops selling Banksy prints, Ramones t-shirts, and much more. Check out some hotels in Camden with us and join in the fun.
Between the high street and Camden’s six markets, you can shop ‘til you drop, with places like Dark Side, Punkyfish, and the Official Dr. Martens Store catering for the alternative look, sitting alongside leading fashion chains including H&M, Gap, and Urban Outfitters.
Record collectors are well served by a number of vinyl stores such as Out On The Floor and Resurrection, selling rock, metal, goth, punk, and reggae classics. Another key feature of the area are the many tattoo and piercing salons along the high street that offer a range of styles and designs. Most of these stores are within easy reach of a great range of cheap Camden hotels
Camden Lock Market has some excellent vintage fashion boutiques and retro arts and craft stalls, usually run by the designers themselves.
Directly opposite is the Stables Market where you’ll find Cyberdog – a store dedicated to fluorescent club-wear with a pounding soundtrack and dancers on the balcony to complete the overall vibe.
There’re plenty of food options in Camden - if you’re seeking the comfort of familiar chains then EAT, Pret, KFC, and Burger King are all within walking distance of most Camden hotels.
Gourmet burger fans will love Haché on Inverness Street, or try The Diner on Jamestown Road for amazing milkshakes and that Pulp Fiction booth vibe.
The open air food court at Camden Lock Market has a choice of dishes from around the world, from spicy noodles to Mexican burritos, all served street food style.
Pubs & Music scene
Camden is associated with many music legends, including Amy Winehouse, Madness, and The Clash, who have all played gigs here. The Good Mixer was a popular hangout for Britpop royalty such as Oasis and Pulp in the ‘90s, while Blur cut their teeth over at the Dublin Castle.
Nestled beside luxury Camden hotels, Dingwalls in Camden Lock have also hosted big names over the years, such as Coldplay, the White Stripes, and Feeder.
For ideas on activities in the capital check out our blog or our page for things to do in London.
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