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Amy Winehouse Music Walk of Fame plaque unveiled

Camden Town is home to the Amy Winehouse Music Walk of Fame plaque, in honour of the Queen of Camden.

The plaque was unveiled in front of many fans and celebrities. Her parents, Janis and Mitch Winehouse, were in attendance too.

Amy Winehouse passed away in Camden Town in 2011 aged 27.

The singer is considered by many to be the Queen of Camden, having lived in the area, worked at the market, and performed many of her early concerts there.

The Amy Winehouse statue can be found in the Stables market. In her name the Amy Winehouse Foundation has been set up.

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Best pubs in Camden Town

Camden Town is blessed with some of the best pubs in London. Historic, welcoming, and with energy.

In no particular order, here are some of the must-visit pubs in Camden Town.

  1. The World’s End

Two bars, a mezzanine level, and a huge selection of beers, The World’s End is the largest pub in Camden with one of the longest histories.

Worlds End Camden

174 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 0NE

  1. The Hawley Arms

A fantastic pub close to the famous Camden Lock bridge, and best known as the ‘Amy Winehouse pub’, the Hawley Arms has good drinks, a food menu, and live music.

Hawley Arms gig

2 Castlehaven Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8QU

  1. The Lock Tavern

Now under the management of East London Pub Co., Lock Tavern has an even more impressive bar and food menu than before. A huge beer garden at the back is a must-visit in the summer months, and there are regularly live music performances.

Lock Tavern server

35 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AJ

  1. The Elephant’s Head

Elephant’s Head is always a favourite among visitors to Camden. A perfect location, choice of drinks, and a fine history – it dates back to 1832!

Elephant's Head Camden Town pub

224 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QR

  1. The Golden Lion

If you’re after good pub food, this one should be at the top of the list. Friendly owners, great service, and possibly the best Sunday Roast anywhere in London.

Golden Lion owners drinks

88 Royal College St, London NW1 0TH

  1. The Devonshire Arms

You’ve not fully experienced Camden if you’ve not been to ‘The Dev’, Camden’s most metal bar. A place with attitude, you’ll soak up the environment.

devonshire arms the dev

33 Kentish Town Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8NL

  1. Spread Eagle

This beautiful pub off Parkway, just past Jazz Café, has a real community feel. A place to sit down and enjoy a drink, delicious food, and enjoy the conversation.

spread eagle pub

141 Albert St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB

  1. The Edinboro Castle

A comfy gastropub with plenty of space. The beer garden is one of the best places to be in the summer months. Always a good time at The Edinboro Castle. Definitely one of the best pubs in Camden Town.

eninboro castle camden

57 Mornington Terrace, London NW1 7RU

  1. The Dublin Castle

Skip over to The Dublin Castle to see what the hype is about. Legendary bands have played shows at the music venue at the back. So much history all in one venue, make sure to add it to your Camden list of things to see.

dublin castle pub camden

94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN

  1. Fifty Five

Cocktails, anyone? Then, let’s meet at Fifty Five Bar! Amazing cocktails, nicely decorated, and a decent food menu too. It’s not full of tourists and shoppers, so a good choice for a sit down and a drink.

Fifty Five Bar

  1. Camden Assembly

You might remember this as Camden Barfly. The Assembly still has the impressive music venue upstairs, regularly hosting local and international bands. The food from Burger & Beyond is worth the visit alone.

camden_assembly_bar

49 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AN

  1. The Grafton

The homely pub is spacious, warm, and has a good wine and beer menu, and serves food. It’s child and dog-friendly and the upstairs bar and roof terrace is a good place to chill.

the grafton drinks

20 Prince of Wales Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 3LG

There are, of course, many more pubs in Camden Town. Want to leave us a suggestion as to which pubs we should add to this list? Head over to our Facebook page to comment and let us know which Camden pub is your favourite.

Camden Town London Facebook Page.

Opening Times of Camden Market

What are the opening times of Camden Market?

Camden Market is open every day of the year, including bank holidays. Apart from Christmas Day, you’ll be able to visit and explore Camden Market.

Camden Market opening times: 10am – late, 7 days a week.

To get there use the post code NW1 8AF.

The best bus routes: 24, 214, 274, 134, and 393. The closest underground stations are Camden Town and chalk Farm, both on the Northern Line.

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Grab some food, buy some gifts, and absorb the history that Camden Market and Camden Town has to offer.

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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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