Camden Town: An alternative route with Street Art
Most of the people are going to Camden Town for Camden Lock Market. Also the stroll next to Regents Canal to Regents Park is a fabulous and famous walk in Camden Town. However this time I want to show you an alternative Camden Town. Not focused on the market but focused on the Street Art or Graffiti Art. You can end this walk in Camden Lock Market and start their with the standard tourist route, but let’s first explore the graffiti in Camden Town.
Graffiti Art Route:
The interactive map will show you more of the art then I will cover in my article. Below you will just find some of the highlights. I would recommend you to save this map to your phone and explore Camden Town by yourself. There is way more Graffiti Art to discover then I have mentioned here, and besides that the art is changing all the time.
The route will start at Mornington Crescent station and from there you will walk all the way up to Camden Lock Market. You will enter some side streets with some nice art and you can end your trip by entering the market and eat some delicious food.
The boy removing his shirt from ]X[Designs
This boy screaming for attention is made by ]X[Designs. It is located in a small alley around the corner of the bar: Be One Camden. It is totally worth it to enter this alley. Besides this boy on the corner, you will find a pink haired women on the other side of the wall. A bit further are beautiful bees and flowers painted on the wall, and around the corner are some skull heads located.
Woman staring at you
In the direction of the big Sainsbury’s is a woman watching you from a building on Bayhem Street. Below her is a flying dog and some aliens. If you continue your walk through Greenland Road you will see some other Street Art from Decolife.
Lost Souls: Gaming
On Kentish Town Road you will find this reference to iconic gaming characters. This is placed near the Parking Area of Sainsbury’s. On the other side of the road you will find a piece of street art that refers to traffic in cities by night.
Entering Buck Street
At the moment you enter Buck Street you will see a colorful art piece. This piece will show you an owl that is looking at you at the moment you enter the street. A bit further at Stucley place you can find several other graffiti pieces.
Free West Papua
Just after you passed under the bridge with Camden Lock painted on it you will find on Castlehaven Road this protest piece about Free West Papua. On the left hand side you will find the entrance of Camden Lock Market. There are some last pieces of street art located parallel from Camden Lock Market.
City by Night
City by Night at Hawley Street. It looks quite similar as the graffiti near Sainsbury’s parking lot. On the other side of the street is another piece of art located. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of that one.
You will see a lot of shops in Camden that are using Street Art to make their shop prettier. During your way there will be one fancy tobacco shop that has some art on the wall within their shop. Boteco use it on the outside to extend the Caribbean vibe outside their bar.
This is the end of the rout. From this bar you can enter Camden Lock Market via the back entrance of Stable Market on the other side of the street. Camden has much more to offer, from nice market shops to amazing street food. Also from Regents Canal it is an easy walk to Regents Park or climb on Primrose Hill to have a view over the city.
There is much more graffiti located within Camden Town. Every day I still discover new pieces. I didn’t manage to put all the pretty looking pieces in this article. Just walk around Camden Town, enter some side streets and you will discover some new art. Camden Town is also not the only area with some nice Street Art. Apparently Whitechapel should also be a good area for this. Maybe in the future if you guys like such articles I will have a walk around Whitechapel.