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NileGuide Expert Says:
An altogether very different shopping experience to that of the West End.
Camden High Street
NW1 8AH London, United Kingdom
tel: +44 20 7974 5974(Tourist Information)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Come here early on a Sunday, do your shopping, then when the crowds get overbearing, head off to one of Camden's many good pubs or cafés
Set by the Regent's Canal, Camden Markets comprise a number of fashionable stalls and shops which attract both Londoners and tourists. The two principal markets are: Camden Lock, with arts and crafts (jewellery, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork…) and ethnic food stalls from all over the world; and Camden Stables Market, the haunt of rebellious teens and 20-somethings of every tribe, who come in search of the alternative fashion scene. Alongside the usual Bob Marley t-shirts and tat are some nice one-off pieces, sometimes at keen prices.