"Shopping amidst horses" Camden Market Tip by King_Golo

Camden Market, London: 53 reviews and 97 photos

  Camden Stables Market
by King_Golo
 
 

Camden Stables Market is not far away from Camden Market, but completely different in its atmosphere. Long ago, stables for the horses pulling barges bordered the canal. These times are commemorated by numerous statues of horses in the market. Between them, you can find everything you want - mainly vintage and alternative clothing, antiques, food and ethno kitsch. There must be hundreds of shops, and while of course some of the stuff is the same as everywhere, the vintage shops can hold real surprises. Dresses from the 1950s are as common to find as 70s "Grease" style leather jackets. Another great thing to shop for are mirrors - a store somewhere deep in the heart of the stables sells dozens of them and seems to be specialized on baroque mirrors in all sizes. In between all the shops and stalls you can find several food stalls where good international food (Chinese, Indian, Caribbean, Italian...) is sold.

What to buy: Clothes, especially vintage. Mirrors of all kinds and sizes. Pseudo antiques from Africa. Whatever else you want...

What to pay: I had the feeling that clothes were more reasonably priced here than in nearby Camden Market. In the end, it all depends on what you want to get.

Address: Chalk Farm Road
Directions: Close to Chalk Farm underground station (Northern Line)
Theme: Other
Website: http://camdenlock.net/stables/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 1, 2009
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