Camden Market London, The Bowery + Oh My Dog!
Today I visit Renowned Camden market London. I travelled to Camden using London Underground AKA The Tube. You can watch my full visit here –
Today I visited one of Camden’s best independent coffee shops. Also Camden market and in particular the Kerb street food market. I also take a look at the best way to get to Camden by Tube. And see some boats using the Camden Lock on the Regent canal.
Camden Market Train Station
Camden market London tube station is called Camden town and is the closest to the markets. However the station was built in 1907 before the market existed and cannot cope with the amount of visitors so becomes exit only at busy times.
TFL have long had plans to rebuild the station but originally their clever plans involved building a station so big it demolished part of the market which is the reason it needs rebuilding? The latest plans use the site of an old school building further South and should be completed by 2025 leaving the existing buildings in place and without needing to demolish parts of the market to build it.
The key point is at busy times especially at weekends you can get to Camden Market using Camden Town but you cannot leave or there are long queues. Don’t worry, there is a station a short walk both North and South on the same line. Chalk farm is a short walk north and Mornington Crescent is a short walk South and both also on the same stretch of road that the markets are on. I walk from Chalk farm in the above video.
The Bowery Camden Coffee
The Bowery is a relaxed New York style café and bagel store. Founded by New Yorkers to get a taste of home and also give Londoner’s a taste of NYC. London has famous destination bagel shops on Brick Lane and they supply much of London. However European bagels differ to New York bagels in both texture and taste. So the Bowery bake their own using the New York recipe and NYC inspired fillings.
What I visit the Bowery for today is coffee. The Bowery also has a great line up of coffees from small batch roasters here in London. The store being half way between the markets and Chalk Farm tube station is at the wrong end of the street for many tourists to make it this far. Making The Bowery more relaxed compared to coffee shops in Camden Market.
KERB Camden Market London
The markets at Camden are sprawling and the variety of stuff for sale is too long to list. It is renowned for fashion, music, arts & crafts and also food. Kerb at Camden market is the part of the market to go for amazing street food. The former global kitchen had a makeover last summer, critics called it “gentrification” Kerb call it “curation”. Today the choice is almost overwhelming, over 30 curated stalls selling innovative dishes.
Oh! My Dog Hot Dogs
Today hot dogs from Oh! My Dog caught my eye. So I got in line for this week’s special a Yum Dog. A heritage breed frankfurter in a demi brioche bun. Also topped with secret sauce, crispy onions, Cheddar cheese, gherkins and mustard.
The Hot Dog was amazing and I would definitely recommend visiting Oh! My Dog. I would go back for more, only unless I’am craving a Hot Dog there is still so much to try at Kerb before I do.
Check out another of my visits to Camden here
For more ideas and inspiration for great places to visit in Camden check out my previous visit – Camden Market KERB Street Food