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“Best part of London” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camden Market

Camden Market
Ranked #19 of 1,568 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We're driven by the belief that you can only keep discovering if you keep looking ... so we're always adding interesting stores and traders. No two days are ever the same at Camden Market. Keep checking back to see what's new and what's next.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Saint-Beat, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Best part of London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

My heart belongs to Camden - I adore it - the quirky shops where you can get bargains. The market where you can get lost and never be bored by the range of shops and goods on offer - food food food and what choice. It is the place in London for me - every time I come I just have to get my Camden kick . Even our French friends say "I love Camden".....

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Air Brushed because it's London”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I really do not understand the hype of this place,it was a dump and seemed seedy,rough and was scruffy. I'm guessing because its London it gets airbrushed but for sure the parts of Manchester where i'm from these types of places would be considered (no go zones) to us decent folk although as mentioned before a steamy turd in the street seems to get the thumbs up if it's laid in London.Give me The Northern quarter or Castlefield in Manchester any day of the week thank you.:-)

Visited July 2012
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Unmissable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were strolling down the South Bank one Saturday in summer (during the time of the Olympics) and stopped at a riverside cafe for a drink. We got talking to a couple who told us about the market at Camden and the barge trips from Camden Lock to Little Venice. Suitabley intrigued we went there the next morning.....what can I say? Vibrant, exhilarating, colourful, exciting, alive.....a truly uplifting experience. Whatever your interests, whatever your speciality, it is surely impossible to think that you will not find something here to captivate you.....truly an outstanding few hours.

We also took the barge from the very centre of the market through Regents Park to Little Venice, which is extremely pretty and interesting.

Highly recommended.

Visited July 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Allsorts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Obviously there is the market, lots of it spread across most of the town, but then we have all the street food stall which should cover most peoples tastes. Then there is the lock and canal for sitting by with a beer or a coffee or simple strolling along. Amongst the the main building behind the lock are statues of mainly horses and such like, should keep adults and kids alike looking for the next one.
Judging by the number of people who turn up it seems its just a cool place to be.

Visited December 2012
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Derry, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Sunday event”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Having time to kill before our fight left on Sunday evening, we got the tube to Camden Market( Northern Line Camden town stop about 15 - 20 min from centre of London). Loved it lots of clothes stalls, quirky items , , music etc and loads great ethnic food stalls all giving free samples as you pass by. We loved the big brass horse statues and the sense of history in the area. We had lunch from one of the many tempting stalls. You could easily spend all day here just browsing. We reluctantly had to leave around 3 and it was really busy then. One word of warning if you are cutting it fine time wise please be aware that often they close the entrance Camden Town tune station ( its a very small station) when it gets too busy to let people in and out and to return to London you may have to walk to Mornington Crescent station 6 mins away. I would definitely recommend a trip to Camden.

Visited February 2013
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