Camden Town is a district in London situated near the Regent Park, one of the Royal Parks of London.
This area is famous for being home to many extravagant street markets and the centre of an underground culture. The market is open all week long, expect for Sundays, and it is visited by the highest number of people on Saturdays. Here one can find all kinds of clothes, first and second hand furniture, jewellery, as well as other items related to the underground culture.
Next to the Camden Lock Market, which is a group of markets often collectively called Camden Market, there is one of the most famous canals in London, the Regent's Canal. One of the attractions of this place is a cruise from Camden Lock along the canal, which includes passing by the site of the Macclesfield Bridge, also known as "Blow-up Bridge", where a gunpowder barge blew up in 1874, destroying it almost entirely.
In Camden Town you can also visit the Camden Catacombs, a system of underground passages constructed in the 19th century. The catacombs were originally used as stables for horses and pit ponies working on the railways. The catacombs also included an underground pool for canal boats operating on the nearby Regent's Canal.
Due to its unique appearance, this district is often regarded as the capital of alternative music.
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