A Guide To Camden, North London

If you know me or my blog at all, you’ll already know about the love affair between Camden and me.

It was instant. I fell deep and I haven’t been able to keep away from Camden since.

Camden is somewhere I go to quite regularly when I seek a little escape from the crazy city life. Don’t get me wrong though, head to Camden at the weekend and it will resemble similar scenes of Oxford Circus – madness.

But rain or shine, calm or madness, there’s just something about Camden that instantly makes me feels at home.

Something you will notice almost immediately is the artistic expression covering the walls, shops, streets and the clothes of the quirky people that reside here. The come-as-you-are, hippie-land vibe takes me straight back to the haven that is Byron Bay, Australia, and I love every inch of it.

There’s a sense of real freedom in Camden.

Whether you take time out by the canals, engage in the friendly market vibes, indulge in the world class food offerings or admire the buskers on the streets… Camden will not fall short of character and entertainment.

More often than not, I start my Camden visit at Campbell’s Canal Café, where I sit overlooking the canal with a Matcha Latte and a RAW Peanut Butter bliss ball.

{Somewhere I highly recommend dropping into} 🙂

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So where to begin?

How do you get to Camden? Where is it? And what on earth do you do there?

Getting to Camden

Camden is located in North London and you can access Camden in multiple ways.

It is most popularly accessed by the London Underground, on which you’ll want to ride the Northern line North and get off at Camden Town or Chalk Farm. Both are easy walking distance from the Lock and the attractions mentioned in this post.

Not only does Camden have quick and easy access to Central London, you can walk a mere 20 minutes and find yourself at King’s Cross Station where you can connect to the rest of Great Britain and some of Europe too!

As locations go – it’s a pretty sweet one!

Places to stay

I’ve personally never stayed in Camden itself so unfortunately I cannot speak from experience.

I do know there is a St.Christopher’s Inn Hostel in Camden {I stayed in one in Amsterdam and loved it!} and I would also recommend checking out AirBnb for quirky, reasonably priced rooms, apartments, or houses.

Get £25 off your first stay with AirBnb here

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Top things to do + places to explore in Camden

  • Take the 15-20 minute stroll up to Primrose Hill from Camden Lock for one of the most beautiful skyline views of London

In the summer, take a picnic!

  • Wander through the haven of Kerb Camden Market

I bet that you won’t be able to walk through without buying something that smells or looks glorious!

I recommend: The Halloumi Fries and Crispy Squid!

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  • Grab some lunch and sit by Regent’s Canal

  • Indulge in a healthy smoothie, raw treat or nutritious dish overlooking the canal at my favourite café – Campbell’s Canal Café

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  • Catch live music and events at Proud, KOKO, Joe’s or The Roundhouse.

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  • Just a 10-minute walk along Regent’s Canal from the centre of Camden, you will find London Zoo, where you can observe some of the most incredible species in the world. See more here.

  • Hop on a Canal cruise and enjoy live music and views along the Canal as far as Little Venice

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  • Wander through Camden Lock Market

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  • Go shopping in The Stables

From vintage buys, leather custom goods and hand bags, all the way through to the tackiest phone cases known to man, The Stables has stalls to entertain you and your purse for days.

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Places you must eat in Camden

  • Cereal Killer Café will bring ALL of your wildest cereal dreams to life!
  • Here it is again, my favourite cafe – Campbell’s Canal Café!

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  • Gilgamesh: a critically acclaimed pan-Asian restaurant with beautiful decor!
  • Aranchini Brothers: the best handmade risotto balls in London
  • Mildreds: a gorgeous vegetarian restaurant
  • Chinchin Labs: an unbelievable dessert bar and incredible nitrogen ice cream flavours!
  • Kerb Camden Market: some of the best street food inspired from all over the world!

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Camden’s Instagram worthy spots

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  • The ‘OI sign’ {located just outside of The Stables}

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  • The colourful houses {located on Hartland Road}

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  • The gorgeous bridges in Camden Lock

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Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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  • LMGTravels

    I love Camden and you pretty much summed up all of my favourite spots.
    I don’t get to London nearly as much as I’d like but I always try and make a point of stopping off here.

  • Sophie Davis

    I must explore more of Camden! xx