What you'll do
Begin with the weird and wonderful main street where youll experience every type of local character, from mohawks to heart shapes shades, every hair colour imaginable and more, the people of Camden are creative and alternative in every way. This can be said of the buildings too, as youll see some quirky art installations, fantastic colours and eclectic street art, Camden really is a feast for the senses. Your Local Host could take you for a coffee in one of the lesser known arty cafes, for a look at a couple of the fun thrift shops, or even to try on some of the hundreds of fierce shades at one of the street stalls before you venture to one of Londons most iconic markets.
Within the markets twisting tunnels there are hundreds of eclectic and unconventional stalls selling everything from handmade leather accessories to futuristic club-wear and vintage china trinkets. With so much choice on offer, your Local Host will know the best stalls to visit if youre looking to treat yourself to a unique souvenir. The market is also home to some globally recognised street food, with all the new hipster trends from halloumi fries to handmade soda, you certainly wont go hungry.
Camden is known as one of the most popular hangouts for celebrities and music stars past and present, and your Local Host will be able to offer you some unique local insight into the legacy of the area. Your Local Host will also be able to introduce you to a few more of Camdens sights too, from the iconic Camden Lock where canal boats still pass through, to the Amy Winehouse Memorial Statue.
As youre starting to wind down for the day why not stop off at one of the characteristic local pubs, renowned world over for their musical legacy. Stop for a drink in an iconic bar where Amy Winehouse played pool before she became famous, where Pete Doherty was kicked out (more than a few times) or where Jimi Hendrix played live in the sixties, your Local Host will know the best pubs and bars to spend your time.
As the day draws to a close, why not stroll up to Primrose Hill and escape the crowds while enjoying one of the most beautiful views of the city? However, you spend your time in Camden, youll get to know your Local Host inside out, and can be sure to pick up some local knowledge and insights on how to spend the rest of your trip.
What to expect
- Explore Camden, a creative and eclectic neighbourhood with a local
- Soak up the unique style and atmosphere in an area famed for its musical credentials
- Shop in weird and wonderful stores, then browse the canal-side markets
- Enjoy some of Londons best global street food
- See an incredible view of London from the top of Primrose Hill