Quirky Camden Town

Today I started by going to Camden Town. Only two stops with the tube from my hotel it is not far away.

Camden Town came into existence in 1791, when sir Charles Pratt started granting leases for residental housing on his mansion which back then occupied the area.

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Welcome to Camden

Camden Town later evolved into an industrial area with the arrival of the railway and its location next to London’s canal network.

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Camden Lock.

In the 1970s, plans were laid for building a highway through the area. These plans were luckily abandoned.

In 1974, a small sunday market selling crafts and local produce appeared, and today there are six different markets in Camden. As of 2013, none of the original stall holders remained, today the markets mostly caters to tourists.

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Entrance to Inverness Street Market.

Camden has also become the center for London’s alternative culture and looks quite different from other parts of London.

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Typical Camden Town storefronts.

I especially loved the food market with food from all over the world. One could eat a whole meal from all the samples the stall holders hands out. I ended up buying an Ethiopian beef dish.

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Ethiopian food stall.

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Lunch.

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The food market.

Here are some more pictures to enjoy from Camden Town.

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The World's End bar. Not impressed by their service.

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Camden High Street.

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Quirky Camden Town

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Camden Lock.

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More building decorations.

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From the food market

4 comments on “Quirky Camden Town

  1. BrittArnhild says:

    Great info about Camden Town. I visited there for the first time last autumn and will go back. A river boat from there down to Little Venice is lovely 🙂

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  2. Vinita says:

    Loved all the photos and the information. Lunch looks amazing…what did you get? The quirkiness of Camden town makes it even more appealing.

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    • Thank you. Not quite sure what it was. It was from an Ethiopian stall and the lady serving gave me a mix of all she had. Beef, potatoes, spinach, vegs and hummus plus more. It was delicious.

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  3. […] I woke up and headed for Camden Town. I had breakfast at the food market […]

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