London: Camden Market

“So what’s Camden Market actually like?”

I kept asking Toni this question, trying to get an insight into what was in store for our day in Camden. I’d heard a lot about Camden Market but I still couldn’t imagine what it would be like. I was thinking it would be a mixture between the crazy markets of Bangkok, where you had to shout to be heard over the voices of the other hagglers, and Sydney’s fish market where part of me was fascinated by so many fish and another part of me just wanted to puke.

Toni smiled at me knowingly, the kind of smile that says, “I’m not giving anything away but you’re in for a treat.”

The only piece of information she would give away were these wise words: “Camden is not a place you can describe. You have to see it to believe it.”

And thankfully, I was not disappointed. I’m going to continue with Toni’s words and hopefully give you a little insight into the market. Here is just a fraction of what I could capture on my camera – it was a cold, wet and miserable day so unfortunately I wasn’t my usual snappy happy self.



Horse tunnel market is the best place to find a unique bargain

Pick the leather you want to have belts and bags made just for you

There are so many alley ways leading to even more shops and stalls

These guys made the best fajitas (and they might even sing you a song too!)

Just a few of the random things you can buy at Camden Market

What a poser!

Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


  • February 21, 2012

    Always have heard about Camden but never have made it there…looks like it’s probably a good thing cause I’d imagine the extra bag fees coming home wouldn’t be fun…

  • February 21, 2012

    J’adore the Horse Tunnel! I try to make my way down there as often as I can if I’m in London.

    Doesn’t surprise me Toni is a poser!

    Ed x

  • February 22, 2012


    Love Camden Market.. Have not been there in years but the place still looks the same 🙂

    Great blog.. I’ll follow on Facebook!

  • February 24, 2012

    I think Camden is definitely worth a look, but I never really feel that it is super authentic (I know, dangerous word). Good place to have gotten my nose pierced, though!

  • April 13, 2012

    Very nice photos and very colorful. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see the Camden Market when I visited London a few months ago.

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  • March 20, 2013

    Great photos! Makes me homesick…

    Some great pubs in Camden.

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    June 19, 2015

    Nice shoot, Camden town is a great place for shopping.


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