I loved it for its grungy alternative vibe with a proclivity for punk rock. It’s a London neighborhood known for the Camden Markets and its live music scene.

Although open every day, the best time to visit Camden Markets would be the weekend, specifically Sunday. This is the busiest time – so avoid it if you don’t like that – but I love the buzzing atmosphere of a Sunday out at Camden Markets. 

Beany Coffee and Lamington

Start at the colorful and funky Australian owned café, Beany Green, on Regent’s Canal on Little Venice. We ate breakfast at our hotel as it was included, but you could also eat here. I can verify from ogling diner’s plates, it looked sensational. 

Canal Boat Ride, Little Venice to Camden Market

This nine mile ribbon of water runs from Little Venice to the Thames at Limehouse and offers visitors a chance to experience a quieter side of the capital. 

There are over 1,000 diverse, independent stalls filled with handmade jewelry, vintage clothes, on-trend clothing, and quirky gifts. It may not be the place of cheap clothes and products anymore, but you still may pick up a bargain. 

Explore Camden Markets

There are too many cool stores to mention, so wander and find something that resonates with you. I bought some ceramic coasters – a new souvenir hobby collection of mine! To Home from London is a fun place with quirky souvenirs. Koko Art paints custom designs on converse boots. 

The market is made up of two main markets: Camden Stables Market, previously a horse stable and hospital, and Camden Lock Market. You’ll find plaques on the wall telling the history of the area.