"CAMDEN TOWN" Camden & Camden Markets Tip by alyf1961

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

by alyf1961

Before the 1790?s the area that is now Camden town was fields and open land.
There were a few scattered farms and two coaching inns, the "Mother Red Cap" (now the "Worlds End") and the "Southampton" (now "Edwards"); these marked a dangerous landscape frequented by highwaymen. Many an unfortunate ended his days swinging from the gibbet near what is today Camden Town underground station.
In 1850 Camden was just a small village when the railway arrived and brought with it Irish settlers.
Camden grew into a centre for shopping and entertainment including two big music halls ?Camden theatre? [now Camden palace] and the ?Bedford?.
Camden underground was opened in 1907.

Camden is now known for its markets, which attract tourist?s especially young people looking for alternative items of clothing.
It is also known for its antique shops.

Address: 56 Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AF
Directions: Camden Town and Chalk Farm tubes
Phone: +44 20 3763 9999
Website: http://www.camden-market.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 28, 2008
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