Camden Locks Canalside
Camden Locks Canalside
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  • Karl M
    Bangalore District, India16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Hidden Gem, maybe
    No longer a hidden gem as it is overrun by tourists. However, over the summer and when the weather is nice the locals do patronize this spot particularly to grab drinks and enjoy the fresh air. There are lovely food spots offering cuisines from around the world. Must try spots so far are the: Mexican tacos, Pakistani/Indian naan rolls, Lebanese rolls, variety of burger offerings and the Argentinian asador steak and chips. There are places to shop for trinkets, clothing and other knock knacks particularly if you are looking for something off the beaten path. They also have other interesting stores attracting teens and young adults. All-in-all an interesting day out off the beaten path and if you are looking to do something different.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 19, 2024
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hanging Out In Camden
    The Regents Canal is a beautiful canal to take a stroll alongside. For those who like things a little faster you can run, cycle or travel by scooter along the towpath. Alternatively you can take a narrowboat. The canal flows from Limehouse Basin in the East End and connects with the River Lea and crosses North London to reach Little Venice and connect with the Grand Union Canal. Along the way it passes through Camden and there is a flight of three locks to navigate. The top lock which is known as Hampstead Road Lock is probably the most well known as it is next to Camden High Street. There are normally people sitting in the bridge crossing the canal as well as alongside on the towpath. There are coffee shops and bars next to the lock and places to get some refreshment in the market as well. There is a huge variety to choose from! At weekends the area is incredibly busy so if you are a person who struggles to be around crowds you may want to avoid the area or visit early or late in the day. For people who enjoy being close to water you may enjoy this urban delight.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 24, 2024
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California4,174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Walk
    We thoroughly enjoyed our walk back to King’s Cross along the canal. Stop at 3locks brewery along the way. This continuous path goes under the streets so you avoid all the walk signs. A little bit too much graffiti, unusual apartments, a slew of canal longboats make for a wonderful hour or so.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2024
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Pam Tw4
Twickenham, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Well maybe I've been spoilt coming here growing up when the market sold original gear at a reasonable cost.
the attraction to travelling up to the market was to buy one offs, suede jackets, ski pants, round neck jumpers. So the last Friday before another lock own we thought we support.

The pub was excellent. The market was okay apart from the huge change that is mass produced touris sweat shirts.
Its lost its originalality.

I'm guessing Ken market will be similar. I didn't enjoy the pressure to buy when I was browsing.

The Christmas tree was lovely, Amy's statue not bad. Good to see the modfather shop. ,handsome!
The canal was good to see again.
Written November 21, 2020
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Karl M
Bangalore District, India16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
No longer a hidden gem as it is overrun by tourists. However, over the summer and when the weather is nice the locals do patronize this spot particularly to grab drinks and enjoy the fresh air.
There are lovely food spots offering cuisines from around the world. Must try spots so far are the: Mexican tacos, Pakistani/Indian naan rolls, Lebanese rolls, variety of burger offerings and the Argentinian asador steak and chips. There are places to shop for trinkets, clothing and other knock knacks particularly if you are looking for something off the beaten path. They also have other interesting stores attracting teens and young adults. All-in-all an interesting day out off the beaten path and if you are looking to do something different.
Written January 19, 2024
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Glenn Corbett
Kitchener, Canada57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Wife and I came here three times during visit. Vibrant hopping place. You will see characters and smell a lot of weed but that is the cost of the sites. Food in the court was very good every nationality. Crafts from artisans and vintage shops. It’s a place to go for sure. Good flavour.
Written November 16, 2022
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Tracey Upton
Hastings, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Over the years this has developed into a real attraction in Lodnon. On a sunny day its priceless - from the vendros selling all manor of crafts to the lovely bars and of course the canal side walk. Take the toe patch from Camden to Regents Park a nice 30 min stroll and you will see magnificent barge homes, posh houses and of course a little bit of the old style LONDON. Would really recommend if you have the time.
Written March 11, 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk back to King’s Cross along the canal. Stop at 3locks brewery along the way. This continuous path goes under the streets so you avoid all the walk signs. A little bit too much graffiti, unusual apartments, a slew of canal longboats make for a wonderful hour or so.
Written May 1, 2024
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Stephen W
Norwich, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A 20 minute ride on the Regents Canal... very relaxing. Upon exiting a short walk to Paddington Station and you are met with several restaurants and coffee shops. Great place to sit and relax but busy during rush hour
Written February 13, 2020
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iankbr
Tilehurst, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
I’ve travelled in by train from Berkshire to Paddington Station for the last twenty years, both for work and (now retired) just for shopping. I never realised that you can come out of the station on to the canal. Spent an extremely pleasant (and hot!) day walking via Little Venice along Regents Canal to Camden Lock. It is one of the Transport For London’s ‘guided’ walks, with plaques in the pavement every so often. It is very pretty, with only the odd stretch that travels on roads. Nice to see some of the mansions in Regents Park that I couldn’t own, even if I won the Euro Lottery. My bones didn’t fancy the walk back, and so we caught the canal bus back to Little Venice, which was also very pleasant. A very good day out, with a very-appreciated cool pint of lager in Camden Lock Market. There appeared to be a very good choice of street food in the market, but didn’t need it then. I would also consider using the canal bus to go to London Zoo, since it stops there as well.
Written July 20, 2018
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK6,253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
My boyfriend and I were on our way to 'Little Venice' so started our journey here. As it was a warmish Sunday afternoon, the bars on the lock were busy. There's always an interesting and quirky atmosphere around Camden. Not to forget the smell of certain substances!!! It's a lovely part of London in my opinion, just a shame that it has become so touristy.
Written May 14, 2018
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,691 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
When you think of Camden, you never think of the locks and they are worth exploring, either dropping down from the market area or as part of a walk, hidden gem of a place.
Written April 6, 2019
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Natasha A
St. Petersburg, Russia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
We took a Janson boat at Little Venice and travelled along the canal to Camden Locks. On a sunny day this trip is pleasant and relaxing. The guide on board tells the passangers about the old canal transport and explains how it was done in the early 19th century and how it became more efficient in the second half of the century when engines were invented. The tour goes past the gardens and parks big and small, even London Zoo. This trip is always pleasant but in April-May it makes you happy to see folliage and all the booming flowers, bushes and trees on either side of the canal.
Written May 4, 2017
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