It Happened Here
Camden Town’s Punk Story
To punks, 1976 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.
Thu 15 Apr
We are so excited to welcome you back to Camden Market, we’ve missed you. As life starts to return to normal we have put measures in place to make the market as safe as possible for our traders and visitors.
Our public, outdoor seating will be open from 12th April and available to all, with plenty of space to enjoy some socially distanced street food! In addition to the public areas, some our restaurants have outdoor seating, check out the options and plan your visit.
Thu 8 Apr
Happy Easter from Camden Market
We have some cracking kiddy activities for you to download and entertain the little ones during the Easter holidays.
Camden Market Easter Colouring Sheet
Thu 1 Apr
The countdown is on...
Back to Life, Back to Normality
We are so excited to welcome back our independent traders for some much needed retail therapy from 12th April. Our restaurants are also reopening for outside dining. We can’t wait to see you back on the cobbles to celebrate.
*Subject to government guidance on easing restrictions.
Mon 15 Mar
NEW TRADER ALERT
Camden Market's First Pub: The Farrier
CAMDEN MARKET’S HISTORIC HORSE HOSPITAL IS RESTORED AS A NEW MODERN, RUSTIC PUB & RESTAURANT.
We are excited to announce that The Farrier pub and restaurant will be opening on 15th April 2021, for outdoor dining and drinking, making it Camden Market’s first ever pub.
THE FARRIER is a new neighbourhood pub and restaurant, breathing new life into the beautifully restored, Grade II listed, former horse hospital and stables buildings.
The three Michelin star trained chef will focus on modern rustic dining accompanied by an extensive selection of artisan and natural wines. With a hidden courtyard, outdoor heating and fire pit, The Farrier will become your new local.
Ollie Patterson, Co-Founder of The Farrier comments: “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally emerging from the other side and ready to welcome Londoners with open arms for quality comfort food, wine and some much needed good times”
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Heading up the restaurant’s kitchen will be three Michelin star-trained chef, Ash Finch who learnt his craft at top London establishments; The Langham and Wild Honey.
Finch joins The Farrier to curate a changing seasonal menu of modern comfort dishes that celebrate bold flavours and quality produce from the British countryside and sea.
Dishes include Game Pie, Sole wrapped in Chicken Skin, Wild Smoked Pigeon, Crab Mac & Cheese and Salt Baked Squash. As well as Sunday ‘Sharing Roasts’: a whole roast poultry, meat or game from the seasonal specials board, to carve yourself at the table, accompanied by all the trimmings and bottomless gravy.
Foodies can sign up to The Farrier newsletter here to be informed of when events will take place and tickets are released.
The Farrier’s piece-de-resistance will be its floor to ceiling wine wall with sliding ladder. Speciality and rare natural, biodynamic and organic wines from small producers and wineries from around the world. Styles will range from natural British sparkling wines, to easy drinking favourites, whilst showcasing lesser known orange wines and rare low production reds.
“We’ve collectively worked in the hospitality and music industry for over 30 years. Through events and tastings, our jobs have allowed us the luxury of experiencing some of the finest foods and wines often only available in high end or intimidating settings. We wanted to create a welcoming space where people can have access to those quality food and wine experiences but in a totally relaxed and laid back environment.” Chris Gibson, co-founder The Farrier.
In true neighbourhood style, a nod to the local area has been made with Camden Hells and Camden Pale Ale available on tap, alongside an ever changing selection of craft beers, whilst the back bar’s range of spirits will include The Farrier’s own neighbours, Half Hitch Gin, also located in the market.
The 2,100 sq ft site has been respectfully restored to preserve its history and heritage, embracing its original exposed brickwork and cast iron features, whilst adding warmth throughout with an indoor fire, candlelight and soft furnishings. The outside area will feature a hidden courtyard with outdoor heating and fire pit.
Music will be an integral part of The Farrier experience.
“Camden is the capital’s music heartbeat and birthplace of so many musical greats; it seemed like a natural fit for us to combine our love for music, food and drink and bring our London venture to life.” George Hartshorn, co-founder of The Farrier.
Fri 12 Mar
International Women's Day
To honour International Women’s Day and celebrate all things female, we have chatted to Zoe and Florence, the founders of the world’s first Vagina Museum, located here in Camden Market.
1. What are the aims of the Vagina Museum and where did the idea come from?
“There’s a penis museum in Iceland, but until now, there’s been no equivalent for the vagina anywhere in the world. Our mission is to spread awareness of the gynaecological anatomy, give people the confidence to talk about issues surrounding the gynaecological anatomy, and smash stigma and shame. Museums reflect what society deems important and cherish. By creating a Vagina Museum, we’re giving a clear statement that this is something which is valued.”
2. You are the world’s first museum of its kind, why was it important for you to build this brand/create this experience and how do you hope to grow it in the future?
“Shame and stigma creates a climate of silence and body negativity. 65% of young women have a problem with even the words “vagina” and “vulva”, and a third have avoided going to the doctor about a gynaecological issue out of embarrassment. We’re here to show the world that there is nothing shameful about vaginas, and empower people to talk about a part of the body which half of the world has. The Vagina Museum’s first premises in Camden Market provides a space where vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy are normalised and celebrated.”
3. What’s the best advice you could give female entrepreneurs or women who want to start their own business?
“The Vagina Museum went from a tweet made by our founder and director Florence Schechter in March 2017 to a museum with a fixed premises which opened in November 2019. No idea is too wild: you can make it happen!”
4. Do you think it’s important that we celebrate International Women’s Day? Why?
“International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to look at the achievements which have been made in the past, and to come together to look at what still needs to be done. In the UK and around the world, inequalities persist and there is a lot of work to be done, in particular to address racism, transphobia, lesbophobia and disablism to achieve justice for all. The history we look back to on International Women’s Day shows us that progress can be made, which gives us strength to fight for more.”
To find out more about the Vagina Museum, upcoming virtual events and their reopening, visit the website and follow them on Instagram @vagina_museum.
The future is female! To be part of the conversation and learn more about International Women’s Day, click here, where you can find virtual events and resources.
Mon 8 Mar
Mother's Day 2021
Mamma Knows Best
2021: The Year of the Ox
Lunar New Year at Camden Market
Gift ideas for him and her
Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Your Sweetheart
Shop Out to Help Out
Camden's Big Winter Gift
We are open for takeaway & delivery
Delicious dishes during lockdown 3.0
Bringing a taste of Camden Market home
Supporting Camden Market's unique, independent restaurants with the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme!