Camden Locks, once a grimy part of Regent's Canal, has been regenerated into one of the liveliest areas for a great day out. It's a good place to watch boats - and for people watching too!
Address: Camden Locks, London, NW1 8AF
Visit time: Allow a half to full day for this visit
Parking: There is no parking available, but Camden is easily accessible via public transport. The nearest tube station is Camden Town (Northern Line)
Toilets: For customers of the local pubs/cafés, there are some public toilets in the markets
A brilliant destination to soak up the history and sit and people watch at the many eateries overlooking the waterside
There are a number of markets to visit in Camden, and you could literally spend days checking out all of them! This area is great for finding unusual gifts, works of art and for sampling cosmopolitan flavours from around the world. Follow the towpath and find the Pirate Castle, or take a trip boat to London Zoo.
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!
Lots of cafes and bars nearby
Bubble Tea Cafe
Vietnamese food in Camden Market
Food served daily
Traditional Argentinian food
Floating Chinese restaurant
Boat trips - charter, Boat trips - education / community
Boat trips - public, Boat trips - charter, Boat trips - education / community, Boat trips - restaurant
There a various places to perch for a while, and some tables near the food market
With many sights to see and stories to be told, you can experience the fascinating history of the area. Download the audio tour to discover how men fought over land rights, why a hi-tech lock had to be abandoned and how a steam tug towed barges through the tunnel for over 100 years
You may see:
There are lots of ducks here for the kids to feed