What Do With Kids in Camden Town

The beginnings of the neighborhood date back to 1791, where the development of a small urbanization began with construction of houses on each side of the road for wealthy upper and middle class people. Sixty years later, the main parts of the city were completely built, but in 1820, with the opening of the Regent’s Canal, the neighborhood ceased to be a quiet residential neighborhood and became an industrial area with warehouses and factories. Besides the canal, the construction of the railway also came; This caused that, with industrial development, the area was filled with working people.

The 1960s marked the most significant change in the neighborhood, since that was when the cultural revolution began. Camden Market did not become a street market until 1974, when the first merchants appeared. The neighborhood has been home to famous people like Amy Winehouse who has a bronze statue located in Stables Market.

The Camden area is a place not to be missed on your visit to the city of London with your kids. The whole neighborhood is full of shops, restaurants and street markets with stalls of curious objects. Visiting Camden will allow you to live an alternative and full of life environment where you can find the best souvenirs.

While you take a walk through the neighborhood you should look at the shops and the decoration of the buildings, you will see that everything has a unique personality and style. As you walk along the main avenue, you will reach the different markets and the area near Regent’s Canal where you will find thousands of food stalls; one of the must-see attractions in Camden that your children will love.

What to visit in Camden Town with your kids?

 

Camden Town’s main tourist attraction is the street markets and its take away food stalls that you will find at different points located around the neighborhood. Here we are going to tell you about the different points of interest to see in Camden Town:

The Markets

As we have previously mentioned, visiting Camden is strolling through all the streets and gossiping at all the stalls and item shops. Although it may not seem so at first glance, the neighborhood is divided into different markets. The Stables Market is a flea market located inside some old stables. These stables date back to when the Camden neighborhood was an industrial merchandise area. Horses were used to extract parts and material goods from trains. In these stalls you will find a mix of stores that sell household items, food, alternative clothing and antiques. Remember that all Camden stores contain items of various kinds; from bohemian and vintage clothing to toys for your young. Our biggest recommendation of what to do in Camden is to walk the streets and experience the essence of the neighborhood.

Crazy Plonk Golf

There is an incredible mini golf venue in Camden Markets by Crazy Plonk Golf. If you or your children are fans of this hobby, then you’ll be amazed at how well prepared and decorated the course is. With varying difficulties, you and your children are certain to find a challenge there. For reservations check https://www.plonkgolf.co.uk/

Eat at once of the stalls or restaurants

One of the things to see in Camden Town that you cannot miss is strolling through the different Take Aways that are scattered around different parts of the neighborhood. In these stalls you will find food from different parts of the world as well as dishes that will surprise you. Among these stalls you can also find vegan and vegetarian food, as well as organic smoothies and environmentally responsible food.

CyberDog

This alternative and psychedelic store is located in the heart of Camden, specifically in Stables Market. At the entrance of the store you will find two huge metal statues in the shape of a futuristic robot and the interior is decorated with neon lights, as if you were entering a mothership. The store specializes in futuristic fashion and neon clothing. While you walk looking at the curious objects that will fascinate your children.

Camden Arts Center

Exhibitions of contemporary art are concentrated in this art gallery. The center focuses on engaging the visitor in the ideas and processes of today’s artists. If you are a person who is passionate about art you can visit this center, also admission is free. They open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays they close at 9:00 p.m. It is closed on Mondays.

Walk through the Regent’s Canal

This canal was built to link the River Thames with a huge branch for the transport of goods. It currently passes through parks, the London Zoo and Camden. Next to the water you will find a path to walk from Camden Market to Regent’s Park, a quiet and picturesque walk that you can take to escape the urban bustle.

Categories: What to See, Where and When

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