A tourist’s guide to Camden

London is full of landmarks that are hugely popular with tourists, although one place that just about every visitor to the city wants to see is Camden, and because of this the area is often completely swarmed with people.

A quick trip to Camden will make it easy to see why it is so sought after, with a huge number of shops, bars and other attractions on offer, meaning it really does have something for everyone.

It's also generally thought of as the heartland of the British Indie music scene, and has become something of a pilgrimage site for music fans around the world.

Although the borough of Camden covers a vast area that stretches all the way to the West End, when people talk about the place they are usually referring to Camden Town, which is located on the northern line of the London Underground network.

It's here that you'll find the famous markets, of which there are many.

The Stables Market, for example, is probably the most iconic market in London, and is home to a number of boutique stalls while also offering a huge array of weird and wonderful goods you won't find anywhere else.

Just across the canal, meanwhile, is the Camden Fashion Market, which is full of unique clothes and accessories.

When the weather's nice, the canal itself becomes a major attraction, and is regularly lined with people just hanging around by the water's edge sipping a beer and relaxing.

Taking a stroll along the waterway is another great experience, and instantly transports you to a serene world that seems miles away from the hustle and bustle of the markets. Before long you'll reach Regent's Park, which is home to London Zoo.

Camden's nightlife is also extremely popular, and most of the best bars are located on Chalk Farm Road, while some are also to be found inside the Stables Market.

Among the most famous is Proud Galleries, which is a music-themed photography gallery by day and a trendy club by night. The Camden Lock, Barfly and Electric Ballroom are also highly popular, with each of these regularly hosting gigs.

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