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Sunday Lunch at a traditional English pub – in Camden

The recently refurbished The Golden Lion pub in Camden Town has, in a very short space of time, become an award-winning pub. They are the only North London pub to win a CAMRA award, and rightly so. Now, they’ve added an incredible Sunday lunch menu.

The Golden Lion on 88 Royal College Street is an independent pub. From our visits, it’s one of the most welcoming pubs in Camden. They choose which beer they want to serve, pay attention to the guest and advise on the drinks and menu, and have a top-notch chef in the kitchen.

Let’s cut to the chase: their Sunday lunch Sunday Roasts are only £10.95, and are right up there with the very best Sunday Roasts anywhere in the UK.

 

Their menu caters towards all tastes, and they are on-hand to recommend which drink will complement the meal. Delicious.

The Golden Lion is quickly becoming a regular pub amongst Camden locals, so if you’re planning a trip down for a Sunday lunch it’s suggested that you name an advance booking.

As other pubs become a part of larger chains, it’s a breath of fresh air to have an independent pub with incredible service, a good choice of drinks, and sensational food.

The Golden Lion, 88 Royal College Street, NW1 0TH

Make your reservation here.

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10 Things To Do In Camden this September

September in Camden Town is always full of activities. Looking for a few hot tips? Read on…

1. The perfect Sunday Roast

The newly refurbished The Golden Lion pub has introduced a classic British Sunday Roast. Top quality food at pub prices. There carefully selected range of beers is worth a look too.

golden lion insta

2. Hang out with some sheep

That’s right, sheep will be returning to Hampstead Heath to graze. This is the best natural way for the grass to be trimmed, without the need for tractors. How cool is that?

sheep 2

3. Catch a 214 bus

The brand new 214 bus is all-electric. Quieter and better for the environment. There are even USB charging points for your phone. Posh.

electric bus

4. Become a SK8R boi

3 Amigos, Camden’s skateboard shop, is stocked full of decks and ready-made boards. Gnarly.

3 amigos outside

5. Visit London Zoo

London Zoo is one of London’s top tourist attractions, with plenty of animals to see. Learn about biology, environmental issues, and so much more.

london zoo Langur

6. See a famous drummer

The editor of Modern Drummer Magazine, Mike Dawson, will be hosting a workshop at Tileyard Studios on September 24th. Bah-dah-boom!

Mike Dawson Modern drummer

7. Find out why Camden is a good place to live

We all know that Camden is full of atmosphere: Camden Market, the food stalls, clothing markets, and much more. But what’s it like to live there? Read on.

8. Time for a new watch?

Camden Watch Company, our favourite watch brand, are always creating new designs. Visit one of their stores to see what’s on offer.

9. See a show at The Roundhouse

Gigs, shows, and events galore at The Roundhouse in September. It’s such a legendary location it’s worth visiting just to see the building. Incredible venue for live performances.

Roundhouse

10. Buy some vinyl

Let it Roll is now very much a part of Camden’s music scene. Speak to the staff about their top musical picks. The coffee is great too!

Let-it-Roll-Records

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EXCLUSIVE: Drum workshop with Modern Drummer editor

Mike Dawson, managing editor of Modern Drummer magazine, is heading over to London to give a master class to all drummers, musicians, and producers.

Titled “Creative Practice Drumming Master Class With Modern Drummer’s Mike Dawson” the class will focus on how to be creative behind the drums, how to choose a groove to fit a specific song, and a Q&A session.

This is a music for all drummers! It will take place at Tileyard Studios, close to Camden and Kings Cross.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

To reserve your space click here

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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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