"CAMDEN 3 : Shop fronts in Camden" Top 5 Page for this destination Camden & Camden Markets Tip by sourbugger

Camden & Camden Markets, London: 90 reviews and 194 photos

  Typical Camden shop Frontage
by sourbugger

Until the 1970's Camden High street was a fairly average run-of-the-mill North London shopping area.

Then things began to change - Camden found funky !

Over years it has become one of the great tourist attraction of London with many 'oddball' shops both on the high street and in the various parts of Camden Market that dot the area.
So, If you are looking for way-out clothes, ethnic ornaments, tasty street food, giant boots, PVC nurse's outfits, african jewellery, turkish hookas and just about anything else that is not catered for by mainstream shops then this is the place to visit.

It has become a veritable melting pot of all of London's many diverse cultures.

One of the more striking features of the high street are the 'outsize' creations that are bolted or balanced onto the outside of shops in the area. A giant plane, or boot or pineapple wedged onto the roof all seem perfectly sensible. Sometime the item has no relstionship to the business of the shop - perhaps because the business has moved on or gone bankrupt.

Address: Camden High Street
Directions: Camden Town and Chalk Farm tubes
Phone: +44 20 3763 9999
Website: http://www.camden-market.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2006
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