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Camden Town is located within the London borough of Camden. Camden is known as one of London's unique neighborhoods that are not afraid to do things differently. This is a neighborhood with a hippie, punkish, alternative atmosphere, in the center of which is a huge market spread over a large area and built like a huge maze of shops alongside the famous Regents canal (in the market you will find mostly vintage, gothic and punk, but also food, tattoos, jewelry, clothes, accessories and more). The area is an oasis of alternative culture and is very popular with tourists, teenagers, and punks.
Camden is one of the London's main tourist destinations and the neighborhood's cafés are bustling throughout the day. The nightlife scene includes live performances in music clubs and pubs.
Camden's Central Market is divided in two. the first part is Camden Market and the second part is the Stables.
The market is built as a maze and you can easily get confused and not reach all of it. It is recommended to spend at least half a day in the neighborhood, markets, and street art – there is a lot to see and there is a situation that you do not want to leave.
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The history of street art in Camden dates back to the 1980s when urban art began to become popular in Britain. The scene evolved greatly as artists such as Banksy, Inky and Stick began creating street art in Bristol, Manchester, and London. Street art began to be used to strengthen the neglected industrial areas, to allow them a new life – more color and less neglect. This urban activity has greatly helped neighborhoods like Camden and Shoreditch become the colorful and alternative neighborhoods they are today.
The Camden neighborhood is packed with tourists every day of the week, but especially on weekends (less recommended). Camden's markets are open every day of the week, from 8:30 to 18:00.
Graffiti and street art You can find mostly the small streets that form the neighborhood. Most of the streets come out of the direction of the market but not all of them – see the street art map of London to plan your Camden Town graffiti tour.
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Graffiti and street art are a changing and dynamic – the appearance of an art work on the map, does not prove that the work still exists, and has not been disrupted/removed/deleted.
The maps contain about 50% of the art works in those neighborhoods – so you always have more to discover by yourself…
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London holds some of the largest and best collections of graffiti and street art in the whole world. Local and international artists have decorated London streets with an incredible set of creative pieces, raging from miniature paper sculptures to murals several stories tall.
Areas such as Shoreditch, Camden, Brick Lane, and Leak Street are well-known in London for their illuminated murals, the alternative atmosphere they create, the variety of artistic techniques, and the mutual respect between leading international artists and emerging street and graffiti artists.
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This post is part of a dedicated series of posts on street art and graffiti in London
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Among the artists in posts about London:
ROA, Stik, Zabou, Nerone, Banksy, Alice Pasquini, Soker Uno, Gary Stanger, Irony, Dan Kitchener, Voydor, Fanakapan, DRT, Sr.X, Decolife, JXC, Marija Tiurina, Woskerski, Luke Smile, Nerone , MadC, Rosie Woods, Camille Walala, David Shillinglaw, Clifton Street,
Dale Grimshaw, Busk One, Stik, Bambi, C215, Phlegm, Pegasus, Space Invader, Jonesy, Frankie Strand, Sweet Toof, Amara Por Dios, Fanakapan, Eine, Jimmy C