Camden Market first began trading in 1970s, as a place for the local craftspeople, who rented craft workshops nearby, to sell their wares.
Because of this, the market originally began solely selling crafts, but it wasn't long before clothing and antiques stalls also sprang up.
The market quickly grew in popularity, as the word spread about the quality of the goods available. The picturesque location of the market, beside the canal, contributed to it's popularity and continues to attract visitors to the market to this day.
The markets of Camden currently attract around 150,000 visitors a week.
These days, Camden Lock is home to some of London's most talented and up and coming designers, artists and photographers who have stalls and shops in the indoor and outdoor markets of Camden Lock.
Camden Lock Market oozes a bohemian vibe, with the focus on individuality and one-of-a-kind pieces, and this shines through everywhere you turn in the market - from the vintage and alternative fashion, to unique hand made arts and crafts, ranging from Mexican wrestling masks to Celtic wedding rings.
The market is also home to a number of alternative therapists and beauticians, offering treatments such as traditional Chinese medicine, pedicures and massages, and appointments are not always required.
Many of the stalls and shops are open from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week.
However, the festival atmosphere really comes to life at weekends, when a diverse range of street entertainers, palm readers, live bands, comedians and many more, converge on Camden Lock.
Pubs, restaurants, and bars offer food, drink and entertainment to suit all tastes, and are open until around 11pm every night.
There are also regularly held, special live music events, featuring everything from Japanese Metal to London Indie and American Folk music.
Getting There: Camden Lock is situated 500 metres from Camden Tube Station and 700 metres from Chalk Farm Tube. There is a car park two minutes walk away, on Chalk Farm Road.