Camden Town Markets
If you love shopping chances are you love Camden Town. Take the Tube to Mornington Crescent (or Camden Town station - usually very busy on weekends), then head north along Camden High Street past local pubs selling craft beer or stores selling heavy boots, goth and punk clothing. Body piercings, tattoos and alternative fashion store are also not to be missed. Heading north allow yourself a few hours to enjoy the extensive Camden Town markets.
Keen to explore a bit of animal kingdom? Camden's ZSL London Zoo wonderful inhabitants including tigers, gorillas or penguins will help out with just that. Enter Tiger's Territory, Grilla's Kingdom or Penguin's Beach. Also worth to mention Butterfly Paradise, Koomodo Dragons, or Meerkats. There is always so much to see and do at ZSL London Zoo. To help you make the most of your day head to the official website. You'll also find a fantastic kids' area to spoil your youngest with water play and a refreshment.
A visit to Camden Town is not complete without spending some time around the area where Regent's Canal crosses Camden High Street, runs through the very heart of Camden and becomes Camden Lock. Constructed to help canal narrowboats to deal with water levels, Camden Lock became one of London's major attractions. You can take a trip along the Regent's Canal when you stop by the markets at Camden Lock and carry on your boat tour to Little Venice and back. Camden Lock is also famous for its markets, street food and outdoor gatherings not to mention the number of pubs, restaurants and shops situated around the area.
The 166 hectares (410 acres) park is mainly open parkland which enjoys a wide range of facilities and amenities including gardens, a lake with a heronry, waterfowl and a boating area, sports pitches, and children's playgrounds. The northern side of the park is the home of London Zoo. There are several public gardens with flowers and specimen plants, including Queen Mary's Gardens in the Inner Circle, in which the Open Air Theatre is located; the formal Italian Gardens and adjacent informal English Gardens in the south-east corner of the park; and the gardens of St John's Lodge. If you ever need to find a suitable place in London in order to propose to someone then look no more, Regent's Park and it's flower beds, fountains, statues, willows and swans will do just fine. Regent's Park is simply one of the best things about visiting London. Everything is always impeccably maintained, and there's space for recreational activities.
Sometimes you need a break from the hustle or just a breath of fresh air in the midst of the busy streets. When that happens head to Primrose Hill. It's a park with a hill; quite a big hill as you can see the entire panorama of London. Beautiful at all times of the year, the city views from here are stunner. Do not miss sunset or if you're an early bird then go for sunrise. You won't need a fancy filter on your camera; it's just that naturally beautiful. Walking distance from Chalk Farm station is a plus. Grab a coffee, friend, book, blanket, camera and enjoy the park.
Camden Town Brewery
You'll love this place if you love beer. Camden Town Brewery is not a typical bar. It's really just a drinking space with benches on the side of the brewery. It's a very easy going craft beer point with a load of taps and a great atmosphere. On various days of the week different street foods are available which quite frankly are always perfect beer matches. You will also catch a weekly beer specials always must to try. Book a tour if you're interested in the process of how the beer makes it on the tap. Definitely worth a visit to try all the taps!
Street Art & Alternative Culture
Camden Town is one of the top places in London to go for alternative fashion, retro clothing, metal & punk leather and all sorts of vintage gear. There's also lots of retro style stuff including vintage photographers, hairdressers or beauticians. Make sure to head towards Camden Town if you're in the market for a tattoo or piercing. It is the atmosphere, the weirdness of the place that will make you want to put your purchased goods right on and blend in.
The World's End Camden has been a North London's landmark for as long as anyone can remember. The pub attract an eclectic mix of people reflecting the nature of Camden itself. Many visitors are on their way too or from The Underworld a well known venue for club nights and for both signed and emerging bands that is situated directly below The World's End.