Camden Town - 5 ideas for a photography walk

Camden Town is mainly known for its lock, canal, market and alternative music venues. It's a popular spot for tourists, and plenty of Londoners have a special place in their heart for it.

It has not always been so. Back in 1976, Camden Town was just another abandoned area of north London which, after years of neglect, had been left to the drunks and winos. Camden isn’t just for tourists though, many Londoners head to Camden on the weekend to eat at the best food stalls at Camden Market, chill by the canal and have a few drinks in the many bars and pubs in Camden.

1. People

Camden is one of the best places in London for people watching. You'll see eccentric characters, all different types of fashion.

2. Explore Camden Market

Camden Market is world famous and is absolutely full of shops and stalls waiting to be explored. From the antique markets kept in the back of the Market at The Stables, to the newer market stalls near the tube station, Camden High Street is one large market-lovers paradise. Camden Lock Village sells lots of weird and wonderful items

It's the most concentrated place in London to search for original and unusual merchandise from hundreds of independent stall holders, designer-makers and shops.

3.Walk along the canal

Regent’s Canal runs through Camden, and if you follow it, you can get all the way to Paddington.

4.Explore the Street art

The streets of Camden are some of the most brightly coloured in London. As soon as you exit the station, you’ll immediately be struck by the vibrant designs of its store fronts and venues. It’s worth spending some time walking the streets and seeking out some of the best works.

5. The colourful streets of Camden and Kentish Town

If you think London's residential areas were boring, think again. Hartland Road and Kelly Street are ones of London's most colourful spots. Kelly Street, situated somewhere between Camden Town and Kentish Town is a beautiful crescent of 19th-century houses painted in pastel colours. The road sits within a conservation area and many of the houses are Grade II listed buildings protected by English Heritage. 

Camden Town is a wonderful and weird part of London and there are plenty of photography opportunities. It is a destination for many street and architectural photographers.

If you enjoy photography and would like to learn from a experienced photographer how to get the most from your camera, how to improve the composition and framing then join me for a private photography tour in Camden Town or anywhere else in London.

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