Elia is nestled within the heart of the bustling Camden Market street food hub, one of the most famous markets in the world. With approximately 100,000 people visiting the stalls and shops each weekend, it’s currently ranked as London’s fourth-largest attraction.
Camden Market street food is one of the most renowned locations for superb street cuisine in London. Not only is it known for this, but for its antique markets and urban culture. Elia is a perfect fit for the cultural cobbles of Camden, with almost a century’s worth of tiny markets selling unique and delicious flavours from all around the world in one place.
A trendy town worth visiting
Camden is one of the most recognised tourist hotspots that is a must on the travel bucket list. Offering an eclectic array of shopping and casual dining experiences with Camden Market street food, as well as an exciting hub for live music, arts and entertainment, Camden is not one to pass by. Fuelled by vibrant shop fronts, and artistic character, it’s one of the most trendy places to visit.
What Camden has to offer
Camden is bursting at the seams with experiences, urban artwork, and street performers, so where do you start?
Explore Camden Market – You may have to set aside a good portion of your day to get around all parts of the market, as Camden offers so much more than meets the eye. An eccentric choice of markets includes Lock and Stables, ideal for shopping. Camden Market itself boasts an array of vintage stalls alongside arts and crafts. Discover all that the stalls have to offer whilst soaking up the urban artwork and busking performers along the docks.
Camden Lock was one of London’s early antiques markets, and it continues to serve as Camden’s primary artisan market to this day. Stalls selling homemade garments and jewellery, music memorabilia, vintage clothing, custom products, artwork, and gifts can be found here. This was also home to Amy Winehouse, who worked at a stall in Camden Lock Market before she found fame.
Camden Stables is the former home to the horses that worked along the docks during the Victorian era. Fast forward to the present and it’s a bustling spot that caters for many alternative subcultures. The majority of the stalls are located inside vast arches in old railway viaducts, with one walkway currently being covered by vividly coloured floating umbrellas, which is a big hit with Instagrammers.
Uncover adventure on Regents Canal – The perfect way to spend a sunny day with street food in hand, you can take in all the sights when you stroll along Regents Canal.
If you prefer, you can hop on a water bus at Camden Lock that will bring you up the Regents Canal, through London Zoo, and up to the beautiful neighbourhood of Little Venice. Why not go kayaking or try paddleboarding along the Regents Canal if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous?
Immerse yourself in live music – Once you’ve had a day of wandering the market, continue your night by heading to one of Camden’s many music venues. Not one night passes by without a live performance, so no matter when you visit, you’ll never miss a thing.
Camden Market street food is made better with it’s host of unforgettable musical performances over the years. Typically, you’ll find these major artists playing at The Roundhouse, Koko, and the Electric Ballroom. For those with an alternative, old-style music taste, The Jazz Cafe is the place to go for jazz, funk, hip-hop and electronic music. Dingwalls is only a small venue, but it has still hosted gigs to stadium acts such as the Foo Fighters and is thought to have been a hangout place for The Rolling Stones back in the day!
The street food experience
Saving the best until last, the iconic Camden Market street food. Nowhere can compete with the street food Camden brings to the table. Across the market, there are countless cult cafes, urban cuisines, patio bars, excellent street food, and freshly baked desserts.
With hundreds of foodie offerings, Camden Market street food is home to some of London’s top food traders. These include The Cheese Wheel, serving up fresh, hand-rolled pasta, Hans & Gretel who are renowned for their show stopping fairytale inspired desserts, and not forgetting the one and only Elia, cooking up only the finest handmade Greek souvlaki wraps.
With unrivalled opportunities waiting to be discovered, Camden has everything for a perfect day out in London.