Camden remains one of London’s most popular areas, packed with things to do and see during your next stay with us in the city. In this brief guide, we’ll walk you through how to reach the neighbourhood from your base in England’s capital, as well as outlining a few things to enjoy while you’re there.
Things to see in Camden
Camden is home to some of the city’s most eclectic and exciting shops, and it is also considered to be one of the most creative quarters of London. The area has grown more mainstream than it once was, but that doesn’t stop the intensely counter-cultural undercurrents which you can still find here. These are just a few of the top venues to head for when you visit…
Green spaces are very important to Londoners, and Regent’s Park – spanning an area of some 410 acres – is one of the very best places for getting away from it all while you visit the Grand Park London Paddington. There are lots of things for all ages to experience including everything from a number of playgrounds for younger visitors, to a tennis court, Open Air Theatre and London Zoo, which makes for a delightful day out. The park also features several ice cream stands and cafes, perfect for taking a break before continuing on your London adventures.
London is known for its love of markets, and Camden Market is among the busiest, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each week. If you’re not fond of crowds, you’ll want to plan your trip very carefully to avoid them – as it certainly gets a little hectic here. Camden Market is actually several markets, perfect for enjoying some shopping while staying at Paddington hotels. One of the markets, Camden Lock Market, is situated beside Regent’s Canal, and provides stunning arts and crafts-inspired finds spanning everything from hand-made clothing and shoes to artisan jewellery. Buck Street Market specialises in vintage and smaller commemorative memorabilia. Camden Stables Market meanwhile is the place to go for edgier finds, with unusual furniture, gifts and clothing.
Live music is a major part of Camden life, with venues like the Roundhouse offering both culture and history. One of the foremost live performance spaces worldwide, this is a place to discover and support all forms of creativity.
You can follow this canal all the way through Camden – and you can enjoy it in a range of ways, from cycling alongside to walking or taking a canal boat ride if you want to see Camden from a different vantage point while staying at the Grand Park London Paddington.
Getting to Camden
You can reach the area by following the Regent’s Canal from Paddington, or alternatively using the Circle Line and the Northern Line on the Tube to get here quickly and conveniently from Paddington Station.