The London smörgåsbord par excellence. A place where the past melts imperceptibly into the post-modern.
A place of canals, cafes, cobblestones, Catacombs, craftsmen’s studios, street cred, NW1 literati, Industrial Age iron and brick, leafy terraces and crescents, antiques, artists, actors, and art deco. And that’s not to mention Camden Lock, London’s busiest and brightest market – and its fourth-largest tourist attraction – which “at its best combines the bonhomie, excitement and buzz of Rio’s Carnival!”
The Lock is the centrepiece of the walk, but Judith, a local artist, also explores the sights behind the sights, unrolling the shifting scene like one of those Victorian panoramas: everything from street style and Neobeatniks to Dickens, Dingwalls, and the Vanishing Viscount by the canal; and from George Bernard Shaw and Toss the Pieman to Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan and the Electric Ballroom. And, goes without saying, Amy Winehouse. Afterward, if you like, you can take a traditional narrowboat to the Zoo or Little Venice.
Guided by local artist More than any other London Walks guide, Judith guides her doorstep – perched as she is in her eyrie overlooking the old Inverness Street Market, she’s right in the eye of the Camden Town storm.
Talk about local knowledge. doesn’t just live it and guide it – she paints it, turns lived experience, the Camden Town buzz, into art.
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Reserve tickets at this website2021-05-29 11:00 2021-05-29 11:00 Europe/London Old Camden Town A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/29/old-camden-town-240203 Camden Town tube station,Kentish Town Road,London,
Camden Town tube station,