SUMMER IN THE CITY – A GUIDE TO CAMDEN

The summer days are finally upon us and we think it’s time to make the most of the glorious sunshine and head outdoors. Can you think of a better way to spend a sunny afternoon other then heading down to Camden Market? No, nor can we. So here is ABC Self Storage’s handy guide to the 4th most popular London attraction, Camden Market.

1. Let’s start with the Camden Lock Market, established in 1975, this is where the original market began.  You’ll be sure to find pretty much anything here, from hand crafted mirrors to poetry books, this maze of stalls will have you lost for hours browsing charming little trinkets. No wonder 100,000 people flock here every weekend.

2. The Camden Stables is an exciting part of Camden Market, set in historic area, many units are located in restored industrial buildings from the canal and steam train ages. Make sure you visit the secret catacombs where shops are housed in the Victorian brick railway arches. This really is the place to find those key wardrobe pieces as it’s riddled with vintage stores, boutiques and alternative fashion stalls. You’ll be sure to find something to add to your clothing collection.

3. The recently renovated Camden Lock village runs alongside the Regents Canal towpath, here there are almost 500 individual stalls ranging from unique glass carvings to ethnic jewellery. However this part of Camden is also famous for its quirky décor, it’s one of the only places that you can enjoy a meal with friends whilst sat on a scooter! Camden Lock village is the place to be on a sunny afternoon, enjoying a drink whilst overlooking the canal. It will definitely be an afternoon you’ll remember, providing you don’t drink too much.

4. And finally there is Camden’s main street. Known as the hub of Camden, the main street is crammed with more shops, pubs and restaurants. The overspill of stalls may lead you indoors to The Electric Ballroom, a small and select indoor market. This part of Camden is known to come to life at night with entertainment on every corner, so make sure you stick around.

If you’re lucky enough to spend a sunny afternoon hunting around Camden Market you will be sure to find a few bargains that are too good to turn down. Don’t worry as ABC Self Storage can take care of your new items till you find the perfect spot for them at home. Whether it is a unique mirror, a vintage drum kit, an authentic statue or even the old clothes you’ve just replaced, we have plenty of affordable space at our Self Storage units in Camden.

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