Camden, the market borough know for its eclectic fashion history, home to many of the world’s most iconic musicians, and a true food porn hub. Yet dig a little deeper and within lies many fantastic local haunts and true hidden gems – head past the stalls this weekend and truly live life like a Londonder at these five top spots:
“Breathtaking. Stunning. Gorgeous…The art amazing, The cafe is good. It has rotating exhibitions and an awesome bookshop… It also has a garden – hidden from the hustle of Finchley road or near by Hampstead High Street. It’s a perfect place to spend a warm sunny afternoon. Go, please go and experience it for yourself” Henri R.
“Doughnut and jelly, corona and lime, cigar caramel and jelly babies. These are just some of the flavours that I’ve come to try and love at Chin Chin Labs over the years. Based in bustling Camden lock market, chin chin labs freezes its ever changing ice cream flavours on the spot using nitrogen. Staff are always super friendly and the portion sizes just keep getting larger and larger. I couldn’t even finish my gigantic scoop of matcha marshmallow ice cream today!” Elisa T
3. Falla & Mocaer.
“My favourite place in Camden for coffee (to date!) looks small from the outside but this place has a large back room which is lit by a Sky light so it has loads of natural light! I had a mocha and my boyfriend had a cappuccino. I also had a brownie! Possibly one of the best I’ve had. They have a large selection of home made cakes. You can hire the back room for parties too!! Update: just went back here and they warm up their banana bread for you! Awesome!” Rowann B.
“This is definitely THE place to eat japanese in Camden’s Stables! They prepare it as you order, so you always get a fresh, hot serving of food, and it’s a big one too! I love their deliciously fried chicken and salmon box that comes with a really good mix of cabbages…What can I say more – best street japanese takeaway I’ve eaten in London!” Dayana D.
5. Old Eagle.
“This is my favourite pub in Camden Town (used to be my local). Just far enough from the roaming crowds that emerge from the tube station so pleasantly quiet and filled with locals who know about it. Laid back vibe and a nice touch of quirkiness from suspended musical instruments, funky paintings, a few busts and witty quotes dotted on the blackboards.” Steve B.