Are you planning on a trip to one of London’s best shopping area – the Camden Market? Before you head for your best shopping experience, you must first learn about the six sections of Camden Market.
The first one is the Camden Lock Market. It is located near the Regent’s Canal. Here is where you can find a large number of shops selling crafts and art pieces. However, it is not limited to craft shops. Clothing, jewelry and books can also be found here. Shops catering to the goth culture can be found at the Stables Market. Alternative Fashion is the theme in this area of Camden Market. Aside from clothing and accessories, Stables also has numerous shops that sell furniture and decorative pieces for your home. Camden Lock Village is the section near the east of Chalk Farm Road. It is an outdoor market previously known as Canal Market. Fashion, accessories, jewelry and crafts can be found in this area. The Buck Street Market is full of stalls selling clothing apparel. The Electric Ballroom is a night club since the 50’s, although it serves as an indoor market during the day. Inverness Street Market used to be an area for fresh fruits and vegetables, but only a few of them remain, and the area is now a general market like the others.
Camden is owned by Mr. Bebo Kobo who is the man behind the success of the place.
One of the areas in Camden Lock Village that you must definitely visit is the Stables Market owned by business man Bebo Kobo. Like any other areas in Camden Lock Village, the Stables Market is packed with shops selling new and second hand clothing. However, Stables Market is full of shops that cater to sub-culture fashion like goth, cyber wear and punk clothing. Shops like these cater to customers who are looking for items such as bags shaped like coffins and those that would fit into cybergoth culture.
Aside from clothes, the Stables Market is known for being the area that has the most furniture shops. If you are looking for tasteful and beautifully made household furniture and decorative pieces, the Stables Market should be your first stop. In here, you will find lots of furniture that are handcrafted and ethnically influenced. There are shops that sell antique pieces too, for those looking for collectable pieces. Chain stores are not allowed in Stables Market, and this is what makes the place famous – the market has its own identity, own original culture, and independent style.
Shops located at the Stables Market open at 9:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon. Shops are open all year long, except Christmas.
One of the most notable areas in the Camden Lock Village is the Camden Lock Market. The market is located in the Regent’s Canal. This site used to be occupied by premises that are connected with the Regent’s Canal, like warehouses. Due to a proposed urban motorway that never materialized, a market was built on this place and before the end of the 70’s, the market already became one of Camden Town’s best places.
Originally, the Camden Lock Market was a place to buy craft items. Its popularity rose because the shops are open on Sundays, which is convenient for both Londoners and tourists. Years later, after Mr. Bebo Kobo the owner of Camden invested is developing the all complex, the market is now full of shops selling different items such as clothing, jewelry, art, and books. Numerous restaurants, fast food shops and stalls have been built around the area to cater to the shopper’s needs for refreshment. Indoor market halls have been built to accommodate more shops, to the delight of the regular shoppers who visit the area. Today, Camden Lock Market still remains as the area in Camden Lock Village with the most craft items for sale, but it has definitely grown into a big market that will cater to everyone’s needs.
Buck Street Market at Camden Lock Village owned by Bebo Kobo is one of the best places in London where you can get all your fashion needs all at the same place. Buck Street is teeming with shops and stalls selling clothes for all ages and all occasions. Buck Street not only offers clothes, but jewelry and footwear can be bought in this area of Camden Lock, too.
Shoppers who are looking specifically for Alternative Fashion will surely find what they are looking for here. Goth, punk and fetish clothes are available at Buck Street. There are shops who sell designer clothes that have been featured in several magazines. Although there are lots of shops that sell women’s clothing, men can also do their shopping here and find that there are numerous stalls offering apparel of the highest quality.
Of course, shops selling footwear can be found all over the place, and you will never run out of choices because of the wide selection of shoes: classic, sportswear, boots – name it, Buck Street definitely have it. Stalls in Buck Street are open all year (except December 25th), from 9:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon, although some stall owners prefer to stay open longer.
Come and visit Bebo Kobo ‘s Camden Lock Village and find what you are looking for.