Camden Market

These vibrant markets located on Regent's Canal in Camden Town have become London's fourth busiest attraction

Colourful Stalls Inside Camden Market
Colourful Stalls Inside Camden Market cc licensed photo by Dave Catchpole

Camden Market actually consisits of a group of closely spaced markets on the north side of Regent's Canal in Camden Town. The markets include the Camden Lock Market, the Stables Market, Camden Canal Market and Camden (Buck Street) Market.

These vibrant and colourful markets collectively attract about 500,000 visitors every week making them the largest street market in the United Kingdom.

Starting out as a craft market in outdoor areas and existing buildings along the canal, the market attracted large numbers of visitors to it's Sunday opening. While still attracting huge crowds on Sundays, the markets are now open every day.

Today you will find tons of unique stuff in Camden Market — designer clothing, alternative and vintage clothing, original art, furnishings and accessories, antiques and collectables, jewellery, records, CDs and crafts. There are also numerous international cafes, restaurants and pubs filling the air with delicious smells to tempt you.

Camden Lock Market and the Stables Market are open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Tip: Avoid Sundays unless you enjoy extreme crowds.

For more information about the Markets visit their official website link above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Camden Lock Pl, Camden Town, London NW1 8AF, UK

Phone: 020 7485 5511

Official Website: Camden Market

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern LineCamden Town and Chalk Farm1-8 Minutes

How to get to Camden Market by Tube

Walking Distance from Tube Stations. No bus needed.

From Camden Town Station walk north on Camden High Street. The first market is Camden Market on the left side. Continue north and go left on Camden Lock Place for the Camden Lock Market and Stables Market.

Important: If departing on Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 5:30pm you will have to walk up to Chalk Farm Station to board the Tube. Camden Town Station only allows exiting during those times to help handle the large crowds that come on Sunday. Chalk Farm station is about a 10 minute walk northwest of the markets along Chalk Farm Road.

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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Camden Market Star Rating

5 Star Rating Fantastic, loved every minute in Camden Town. So very different to all the other shops on the high Street. We bought some souvenirs and a painting. We spent 4 Hours shopping and to be honest it felt like minutes, you know what I'm talking about. The market stalls, bizarres, the choice of food down by Camden Lock, amazing, something for everyone.

Vallée De-Arné - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Haven't been here in years. Enjoyed my few hours browsing and buying. Great place for jewellery, especially earrings. Wanted to eat at the vegan restaurant but it was too cold and the place is open air. Didn't like the fact that I had to hand over my email address if I wanted a receipt. I guess that's the way the world is heading.

Diane Corriette - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating If you like lots of energy, diversity, and niche markets then Camden Markets is a great place to go. Unlike other must-see places in London, Camden Markets has a more "real" feel to it. There are always interesting people to meet and interesting things to look at or buy. My only piece of advice would be to be weary of jacked up prices. Overall, a great time with cool shops and delicious food!

K - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating Such vibrant place. So much to see. Great stalls with all sorts of things on offer. The selection and variety of different types of goods is great. Easy to get to on the tube and by bus from central London. There is also the canal where you can pick up a boat for trip. Really exciting place.

Andy Taylor - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Quite simply one of my favorite places on earth! Whenever I travel to the UK I always hit Camden Markets on the weekend. It’s an amazing eclectic assortment of people and stalls and shops and the vibe there regardless of the weather is great. It’s a MUST SEE tourist attraction and so easy to get to via the Tube.

Crotchety Bugger - 1 month ago

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