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The Name Game: Camden Tube Names

Fri 30 Aug

Impress your mates with your pub quiz knowledge and learn something along the way with the reasoning behind some of London’s best-known tube stations. All within a short walk of Camden Market, of course!

2019: A Year in Pictures

Camden Countdown

Tue 24 Dec

This year has been the biggest yet and this whole decade has seen a lot of changes. Here’s to the next one, for now, we’ve put together a list of our favourite moments throughout the year!

It Happened Here

Camden Town’s Punk Story

Fri 7 Jul

To punks, 1976 (incidentally, also the year Camden Market opened) was ‘year zero’ – a time to rip up tradition, rail against convention and start over. ‘There is no future’, chanted The Sex Pistols in banned anthem, God Save the Queen. ‘Don’t be told what you want, don’t be told what you need.’ An anarchic spirit, fueled by a DIY attitude, roared through the streets of London, down the King’s Road and onto Camden’s club circuit.
Officially, punk exploded in Camden in July 1976 at the Roundhouse – which makes the music revolution exactly 40 years old this weekend. We take stock of some of punk’s greatest Camden moments, in all their ragged glory.

History

Camden Lock

Thu 12 May

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Camden Lock is one of the world’s most famous markets. The now iconic retail destination started life as a cluster of craft workshops by the Regent’s Canal and has evolved to become one of London’s most important nerve centres of artisan creativity and trading. The Market is packed to the gunnels with stalls trading in handmade clothes and jewellery, music memorabilia, objects from ages past and authentic food from far flung locations. Some advice: commit the 12-point Camden trivia below to memory, your pub quiz team will thank you, one day… probably.

Camden Lock was one of London’s first crafts and antiques markets and retains its original focus as the principle Camden market for crafts. Make a bee line here for handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs.