CAMDEN TOWN NW1
Camden Town has been a residential area since the 1790s, but it was only the development of the Grand Union Canal and the improved railway transport that turned it into a bustling part of London. Today, visitors and locals gather to hunt for treasures in Camden's markets, stroll by Regent's Canal, gaze at the beautiful buildings, sample cuisine from around the world, listen to live music and soak up the vibrant and diverse atmosphere. The Roundhouse in Camden was redeveloped into a world class venue with an eclectic mix of amazing music and Theatre acts it has brought a new vibrancy to Chalkfarm road and a brilliant new selection of more up-market trendy restaurants and bars.
Many famous people, including Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, Walter Sickert and Amy Winehouse, have made Camden their home.
The labyrinthine open-air markets and myriad retail outlets of Camden will keep the keenest shoppers busy, with everything from vintage to futuristic designs on offer. The individual markets are:
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