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Camden Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden

1. Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden

Travel from picturesque Little Venice to vibrant Camden Market along the Regent's Canal. This waterway is a leisurely corridor through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with quirky houseboats. You'll pass by Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo and through the echoey depths of the 248 meter Maida Hill tunnel. Each boat has slide opening windows throughout, so everyone gets a view. As you pass through London Zoo, keep an eye out for warthogs and African hunting dogs, which can often be seen as the boat passes their canal-side enclosure. Travel past the homes of well-known musicians, actors and celebrities. You will also be able to see the expansive and landscaped back gardens of grand houses used by ambassadors and visiting international diplomats. Arrive in the heart of Camden Market, home to a vast array of world class traders and international cuisines.

London: Markets, Street Art, and Camden Town Walking Tour

2. London: Markets, Street Art, and Camden Town Walking Tour

Experience London like a local on this walking tour. Explore street art by artists like Jimmy C and Banksy. Shop at busy markets like Petticoat Lane Market and have a cold beer in Camden Town. Meet your guide on Aldgate High street and begin your walking tour. Listen as your guide tells you about the mysteries surrounding the history of Jack the Ripper. Uncover the sites where his grisly murders took place. Stop in at the pub where the famous serial killer used to drink beer. Walk through the colorful graffiti in the prestigious London street art center. Feel the bohemian vibe of Brick Lane street which is flooded with street art. Head to Whitby street to view work by the famed street artist Jimmy C. Discover works by the mysterious Banksy. Continue to the trend-setting markets like Petticoat Lane Market, which is a vibrant clothing and fashion market that is popular for its vintage boutiques. Make your way to eccentric market in Camden Town. Take in the atmosphere as you stop for a refreshing beer with your guide. Let yourself be carried away by an array of food trucks, unique shops with unusual wares, and street DJs. Finish your tour in Camden Town.

Discover Camden with a Local Host

3. Discover Camden with a Local Host

Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Londoner. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together an itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss the changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Camden that you don't know about that are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your Local show you the Camden you will love. Sample Itinerary: You'll meet your local at Camden Town Tube Station before heading to explore the sprawling market and former stables; here you can sample some of the best international cuisine from innumerable food stalls that set up shop every morning or you can explore shops that cater to very niche subcultures such as cyber clothing fashioned with bright florescent designs or steampunk, which is inspired Victorian science fiction. There are also shops dedicated to selling authentic Persian rugs, handmade fairy lights, pop culture goods from Tokyo and so much more in the expansive Camden Market that it can be hard to know which way to turn!    After you have had your fill of the market your local will lead you further along the canal, pointing out the street art, dedicated to Amy Winehouse who lived in the neighbourhood, on the way to the charming community of Primrose Hill. This was the home of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes when they lived in London and also Frederick Engels.  Today the attractive hidden away street exclusively has independent shops, cafes and restaurants, including a local grocer, butcher, florist, bookshop, French delicatessen and fine wines shop. This is an excellent place to stock up on a selection of cheese and wine. If there is time you could venture up Primrose Hill, which as the highest hill in London offers some pretty spectacular views of the city. 

From Camden: Primrose Hill Private Tour with a Local Guide

4. From Camden: Primrose Hill Private Tour with a Local Guide

Book this tour, and the supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. A provisional tour itinerary can look something like this: 10:00 AM: You'll meet your local at Camden Town Tube Station before heading to explore the sprawling market and former stables; here you can sample some of the best international cuisine from innumerable food stalls that set up shop every morning or you can explore shops that cater to very niche subcultures such as cyber clothing fashioned with bright florescent designs or steampunk, which is inspired Victorian science fiction. There are also shops dedicated to selling authentic Persian rugs, handmade fairy lights, pop culture goods from Tokyo and so much more in the expansive Camden Market that it can be hard to know which way to turn!    12:00 PM: After you have had your fill of the market your local will lead you further along the canal, pointing out the street art dedicated to Amy Winehouse who lived in the neighbourhood on the way to the charming community of Primrose Hill. This was the home of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes when they lived in London and also Frederick Engels; today the attractive hidden away street exclusively has independent shops, cafes and restaurants, including a local grocer, butcher, florist, bookshop, French delicatessen and fine wines shop. This is an excellent place to stock up on a selection of cheese and wine before heading up to the top of Primrose Hill, which as the highest hill in London offers some pretty spectacular views of the city.     2:00 PM: If you happen to be in London on New Years Eve or any other major holiday, this is an excellent vantage point to beat the crowds that line the Southbank to see the fireworks. After you’ve properly relaxed and taken in the sites of the city your local will lead you back towards Camden Town via Chalk Farm, pointing out where the best places to see live music are in the many music venues and clubs of the area.

British Museum & Camden Town 3.5-Hour Group Tour in Italian

5. British Museum & Camden Town 3.5-Hour Group Tour in Italian

On this 4-hour combined program you’ll discover one of London’s most fascinating attractions on a guided tour of the British Museum, before catching a bus to the lively neighborhood of Camden Town. Founded in 1753, in the middle of the Enlightenment when science ruled and England’s maritime empire was on the rise, the British Museum boasts a collection that amassed items from all corners of the earth. Organized in areas that reflect the periods and geographical areas of the world, the museum can be difficult to navigate on your own. Your guide will lead you on a route that takes in all the main objects, including the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles and the remains of the Mauseleo of Halicarnassus, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. You’ll see mummies from Egypt and famous Mesopotamic objects such as the Standard of Ur and megalithic sculptures from Easter Island and the Roman Era in England. Next you’ll board a double-decker bus and enjoy a short ride to Camden Town Market, one of London’s most colorful sights. Head into the labyrinth of stalls to experience the market’s multiculturalism and discover Gothic fashion, herbal scents and truly unusual objects and crafts. End the tour with a walk along the banks of Regent's Canal with its colorful house boats. This is the gateway to one of London’s most beautiful urban walks and to one of the best views from Primrose Hill.

London Street Markets: 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

6. London Street Markets: 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

Begin your private 3-hour tour with a visit to the famed Camden Market and its vast number of stalls offering fashions, music, games, health and beauty products, and its numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes. Covent Garden is probably the best known market to tourists. This was originally a fruit market that now sells almost everything. The Apple Market is found in the North Hall, where you’ll find British-made crafts, jewelry, leather goods, and more. Open every day of the week, the East Colonnade Market boasts a variety of stalls selling products such as handmade soaps, jewelry, handbags, hand-knitted children’s clothing, sweets, artwork, homewares, and even has a magician’s stall! In the South Piazza, the offerings of the Jubilee Market change almost daily. On Mondays, the market is dedicated to antiques. From Tuesday to Friday, a general market operates with traders selling clothing and household goods. On weekends, the market features arts and crafts. Finally, you'll visit the world-famous Borough Market. This gourmet food market comprises more than 100 stalls and stands. Suppliers from all over the country bring a range of fresh products to the market, including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, hot foods, cakes, and patisseries. Other stalls specialize in products from abroad. The market is open from Monday to Saturday.

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What people are saying about Camden Market

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,383 reviews

Took a trip down the canal after many years. Enjoyed every minute. Clean and comfortable. Thanks to very friendly, humorous and knowledgeable Reuben who entertained us and a very smooth ride with Captain Jo. Our grandchildren, aged 8 and 3 also loved it, especially as the whole boat sang happy birthday for our granddaughter! Highly recommend.

Brilliant trip, loved the guided tour from Daniel and learning more. would really recommend. Thank you

Was really good experience really informative and very friendly

Great boat ride fabulous staff and an interesting commentary

A nice canal cruise with good naration from the captain.