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10 Things To Do In Camden this May

May, glorious May. The sun will be shining, so it’s time for wining and dining, with plenty of cultural activities too to keep you smiling. Here are 10 things well worth doing in Camden Town this month.
  1. Open a shop at Camden Market

Many successful businesses, be it in food, crafts, or fashion started their very first outlets in Camden Market. If you’ve ever thought about it, and have a business plan, you can apply for a space in Camden Market here.

Camden Lock bridge

  1. Experience Drummond Street

Drummond Street is one of London’s most historic streets and is best known for its Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants. A short bus ride from Camden Town towards Euston, Drummond Street is quirky, has the famous restaurants and it a good place to visit one of the pubs and enjoy a pint in the sunshine.

Drummond Street Chutney's

  1. But first… coffee

Camden Town is blessed with some top notch independent coffee shops, and one in particular on Camden High Street brews a blend that’s second-to-none. The coffee from Music & Beans is prepared quickly, using their special choices of beans, and enough caffeine to put  spring in your step.

Music and beans coffee

  1. Try the healthiest smoothie you’ll ever taste

This is a certain must – a smoothie from Healthy Hit. Their recipes have been made with the guidance of a nutritionist so that are super healthy, but it’s the taste that’s going to get your attention. The Açaí Smoothie is beyond extraordinary.

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  1. Take good photos on an iPad

This one is happening on May 1st, so be quick! Learn how to take top quality photos using just an iPad. The iPads are provided, so just reserve your space and find out some tips from a professional photographer.

ipad

  1. Bottoms up!

A bottomless brunch from Jamaican themed Ma Petite Jamaica on Sundays, happy hour on cocktails each day between 5-7, and a food menu full of flavour. Get on down to Inverness Street, visit Ma Petite Jamaica, get some food and drinks, pick up a loyalty card, and instant happiness is guaranteed.

ma petite outside

  1. A week night beer

Our own Camden Town Brewery has made a lighter beer for the week night summer evenings. Called Camden Week Nite, it’s 3% abv, yet still all the taste you get from their other beers. Cheers!

camden brewery nite

  1. Much more Munch

The British Museum has an exhibition on Edvard Munch until 21st July 2019 with the largest showing of his prints in the UK in 45 years. Expressionism from the very best.

  1. Dido returns to Camden

She’s still like to thank you for your support – Dido will be playing two nights at the Camden Roundhouse at the end of the month. Hear some classic songs and new tunes from her new album too.

dido

  1. See the Richard Cobden statue

People who work in Camden probably see this statue every day and wonder what it’s about, who it’s of. The Richard Cobden statue is on Camden High Street near Mornington Crescent station. Next time, stop, have a look, and impress your friends with your knowledge.

CobdenStatue-Camden

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New live music venue in Camden Town

Camden Town has a rich history of supporting and hosting some of the biggest and most exciting local and international live music acts. We’re excited that there’s a new venue, and it’s the perfect fit to the area.

Along Camden High Street you might have noticed the café named Music & Beans, at number 82 Camden High Street to be precise. They serve healthy food and drinks upstairs, but the real surprise is when you go downstairs.

music and beans performer

The music venue downstairs has seen some excellent live music, we’ve been a few times already and seen singer / songwriters, acoustic guitarists and even violin players. In conjunction with Gigappy they regularly put on events, including Live Music every Friday night from 7.30 pm with FREE entry (first come first serve).

The venue can be reached by getting to the Music & Beans main entrance and then going downstairs. They even sell acoustic guitars and accessories like guitar strings upstairs.

music and beans stage

They have good performers, a great sound system and the perfect space for small live concerts. We’ve been impressed by the drinks they serve and you can also order some Mediterranean food while you enjoy the performances.

Get down to Music and Beans and enjoy the show! If you want to learn more about their upcoming events you can do it here.

music and beans outside

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Open a shop at Camden Market

Camden Market is known to be one of the world’s biggest and most diverse markets. How would you like to be a stall or shop owner in the famous market?

­Camden Market likes to have the market for traders who create original products and have Camden as their central location. A market stall is the perfect opportunity to get your business off the ground.

How about a larger shop, or a restaurant / café? The market is always looking for people with something fresh, something unique to bring to Camden Town.

A pop-up shop is a great short-term solution to have a sale or promote your brand. Don’t forget, Camden has plenty of visitors each day!

Camden Market World Cup

If you’d like to get a space to call your own you can certainly do so.

Contact Camden Market for shop availability

Camden is full of locals and visitors enjoying their time visiting places with culture, shops, music venues, and one of the UK best food markets too.

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It’s 2 Minutes From Euston Station. Is It Better Than Brick Lane?

Drummond Street is London’s most famous restaurant street, in particular Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants. We went for lunch, took some photos, and had a look around. It’s been said that it’s “Better than Brick Lane”, so we put it to the test.

Drummond Street is a 2 minute walk from Euston station, and as you enter the street you’re greeted by the incredible Indian Spice shop. They opened in 1981 and the owner, Harish, is delighted to tell people which ingredients they need to make their own Indian foods. For those of you handy in the kitchen, this is a must visit. Take a look at the Drummond Street website.

For lunch we quite fancied some Indian food, which on a hot day didn’t seem like the best idea at first. We went to Diwana Bhel Phoori House, the UK’s first vegetarian Indian restaurant, and they had a beautiful looking buffet set out. For those who work in the area, not only do they get an extremely tasty meal, you can arrive eat all you can, and be out in just a few minutes. The food was spectacular.

Drummond Street Curry

Ravi Shankar, and the famous Chutney’s, along with the other restaurants, offer a weekly lunchtime buffet.

Ravi Shankar Drummond Street
Ravi Shankar vegetarian restaurant on Drummond Street

To finish off the visit we went to Ambala, the well-known Indian sweet shop and saw their huge selection of traditional Indian sweets. Fortunately, their staff explained to us the different flavours and types, so we of course choose the one with the coolest name and prettiest colour… and took a few with us for the week too.

We heard the laughter coming from Brizzi’s Italian restaurant, so dipped in to get a coffee. The wonderful and flamboyant Mr Brizzi himself made one of the best (and cheapest!) cups of coffee we’ve ever had, and showed us the downstairs restaurant. What a gem of a place! He’s been there since 1984, and his regular customers include Bono and Diego Maradona.

The shop that caught our attention, Bio-Organix, sells health products and supplements. Healthy tea, natural products to keep us in shape. What a great store. The owner is also happy to advise on healthy living.

Bio Organix Drummond Street
Bio Organix in Drummond Street

To put it simply, Drummond Street has the best Indian food in London. It’s historic and the restaurants keep to the original recipes – many of these restaurants still have the same chefs from many decades ago.

See more about the restaurants on shops on Drummond Street.

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