Camden Market

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Hey there,

I'm hoping to go to Camden market at the weekend, what would the best day be to go out of Friday, Saturday and Sunday? I heard not all the stalls are open on weekdays and the busiest day is Sunday.

Also id like to travel by car, now I know parking is very limited, but ive been reading some reviews and apparently there’s a Safeway next to the market and they will charge £2 for 3 hours and £15 for anything after that. Now does anyone know anymore on this? I wouldn’t mind paying £15 for the day. Rather than the hassle of the train and tubes.

Please advise.

Thanks, Carl :)

Edit: Also does anyone know of any distance parking? I don't mind a 20 minute walk or so? I know were talking london here, anyone?
 
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You did ask about distance parking so...

My street, Robert Street (look up NW1 3JS), usually has parking free, especially on weekends and is outside the CC charge zone. You could walk it in about fifteen/twenty mins, or catch a bus on the Hampstead road.
 
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Saturday is certainly quieter than Sundays, I went the day before yesterday and it was packed!!

As you say, not all stalls open on Friday, but you might be lucky and find the ones you want are open. Overall I say Saturday ;)

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I think you're crazy to be driving personally, from Cambridge to Camden is one of the most hassle-free trips you can do! Train into Kings X then you can walk to Camden in 15-20 minutes! Or hop on a 5 minute bus ride :)

The road I used to live on (Agar Grove) usually had spaces to park at the weekend and you don't need a permit at the weekend, bout a 10 minute walk into the town centre, plus stop off at the Camden Arms on the way for a pint, nice pub :D

It's mental-busy Saturday and Sunday, slightly more so on Sunday so Saturday's probably your best bet, although the difference between stupidly busy and not so stupidly busy is pretty minimal :p
 
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Safeway car park's right next door to the Stables (beginning of market) so handy if you are lugging stuff from there (where most of the furnshing stalls are).

Do pay the full car park charge, as they do patrol (although the solictor's are a good bunch for a change, as my partner found out)!

Saturday would be marginally less busy, but only just.

You are a bit mad wanting to drive in though.

Enjoy the market while it lasts, before being commercialised as it will be in the next few years.
 
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Camden sucks, full of goths in DM's and pushes selling weed. Unless you are into drug paraphernalia it has little to offer IMO. Ice Whalf which is a wetherspoons on the lock is nice in the summer though for cheap booze.
 
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thepharcyde said:
Camden sucks, full of goths in DM's and pushes selling weed. Unless you are into drug paraphernalia it has little to offer IMO. Ice Whalf which is a wetherspoons on the lock is nice in the summer though for cheap booze.

Blimey, someone who feels the same way about Camden as I do, I used to work for a media company there, the company was nice but I couldn't stand Camden!
 
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I spend a lot of time in Camden and though I'll agree it's a total dump, it's great for clothes and music - though that depends what kind of clothes and music you're into. Camden only really caters for goths, punks and hippies. If you're not into those styles it won't have much for you.

Basically Saturday or Sunday will both be very full, though if I were you I'd go on a Saturday. On Friday fewer places will be open.
 
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Rich_L said:
I think you're crazy to be driving personally, from Cambridge to Camden is one of the most hassle-free trips you can do! Train into Kings X then you can walk to Camden in 15-20 minutes! Or hop on a 5 minute bus ride :)

The road I used to live on (Agar Grove) usually had spaces to park at the weekend and you don't need a permit at the weekend, bout a 10 minute walk into the town centre, plus stop off at the Camden Arms on the way for a pint, nice pub :D

It's mental-busy Saturday and Sunday, slightly more so on Sunday so Saturday's probably your best bet, although the difference between stupidly busy and not so stupidly busy is pretty minimal :p

Do you know exactly how far it is from Kings Cross station to Camden market?

Ive tried using postcodes but no luck..

It's only £19 for a return and i wouldnt have to drive.
 
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thepharcyde said:
Camden sucks, full of goths in DM's and pushes selling weed. Unless you are into drug paraphernalia it has little to offer IMO. Ice Whalf which is a wetherspoons on the lock is nice in the summer though for cheap booze.

I love the atmosphere, the funky groove that they have down there, also i enjoy visiting london. Wouldn't want to live there though.


I assume that is the word you meant to use - Rotty :D
 
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A bit under two miles (walking distance, not straight line). Like posters said, it's five minutes on the tube or ten minutes on the bus.
 
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