Town is one of London's most vibrant districts, and Camden
Lock, with it's unique gathering of designers, market stalls,
offices, bars, cafes and nightclubs, set besides Regent's
Canal, lies at its heart.
is now Camden Lock was once T.E Dingwalls timber yard. Timber
was unloaded from large river barges to the small narrow
boats that plied the inland canals of Britain. As more efficient
forms of transport grew the canals began to decline, and
the site closed in 1971 signalling the end of an era, but
the beginning of another.
1973 Camden Lock opened as the original arts and crafts
market; a makeshift collective of workshops and traders
set against a rich industrial heritage. From the outset
it built its reputation for offering something different
from the high street, and to this day stays true to a philosophy
that promotes independent businesses and design-makers.
Its reputation quickly spread, and today attracts both Londoners
and visitors from all parts of the globe, eager to come
face-to-face with some of the capital's most creative people.
time of year you visit, you'll find a colourful festival
atmosphere, great music, and one fo London's best selections
of original shopping, whether it be the perfect present,
a one-off designer-made accessory, or something beautiful
and handmade for your home. Every week you can expect find
something new and different to explore, and in keeping with
its origins, you can even arrive by canal.
All Areas is a community based resource for event
information, promotion and a Primary Ticket Agency.
It is also a forum to help and promote like-minded people
offering skills, services and craftwork.
We are located at 30c Camden Lock Place, London, NW1
8AL. For more information please call 0207 267 8320.
Click to view more Camden shops on our resource page