Homes and interiors shopping guide to Camden, London NW1. A vibrant experience and a great place to shop for hippy home accessories, antiques, bric-a-brac and also tiles.
Out of Camden Town station, turn left and head towards Mornington Crescent for general high street shops such as Argos. On the other side of the road, heading back towards Camden Town Station you will find a few charity shops with some home bits and pieces. There is also a Ryness electrical and lighting store.
Left up Parkway if you want to eat at a restaurant rather than at Camden market – there are lots of places here including a good selection of Japanese food. On the left hand side you will find a large tile shop called Tower Ceramics which has some great collections.
Back down Parkway and head to Camden Town station, walk past it on Chalk Farm Road to Camden Interiors. This store has 4 floors full of lovely bits of furniture and some accessories and is worth a browse. The Reject Pot Shop has lots of great cookware pieces and white china. Slanchogled Arts and Crafts shop is really cool, so do have a browse. Then more tiles at Terrazzo – stone, slate, terracotta, glass, ceramics and mosaics.
Cross the road and walk back down towards Camden station and you will see an entrance to The Stables Market – you need to turn right near the petrol station and entrance to Morrisons supermarket. This market is pretty sprawling and it’s just good to browse around and take your time. What you’ll find on sale is plenty of Buddha statues, antiques, vintage suitcases, posters, art and masses on incense.
There are a few shops I recommend you try to locate – walk straight ahead and on your left there are 2 great shops to browse; Fleming Antiques and Curiosity. Then go back to the entrance of The Stables Market, turn right through an alleyway and you will see Planet Bazaar which sells vintage furniture and lighting. Walk along this strip because there are some great shops to check out, another one of my favourites is Tong-Ta which sells Buddha statues, teapots and decorative lighting.
If you need paint or DIY goods you’ll find Leyland SDM, the decorating specialist shop behind Camden Town station on Camden Road and also a picture framing place.
If you want to make a day of it you can walk up to Regent’s Park, or visit London Zoo. Other places nearby which are good for browsing around – if you continue up Chalk Farm Road you reach to Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park and then Hampstead. Alternatively, if you go to your left when you reach Chalk Farm station (Adelaid Road) and then first left you will come to Primrose Hill. Check out my other Homes and Interiors features for more information on these areas. Credits: text and images by Homegirl London.
Relevant links to explore;
Tower Ceramics, 91 Parkway, London NW1 7PP,
Camden Interiors, 19 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AG,
Reject Pot Shop, 56 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN,
Slanchogled Arts and Crafts, 66 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN,
Terrazzo, 70 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN,
Fleming Antiques, Unit D39, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH,
Curiosity, Unit 92, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Planet Bazaar, Arch 68, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH,
Tong-Ta, Arch 61, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH,
Leyland SDM, 7-15 Camden Road, London NW1 9LQ,
Picture Frame Gallery, 7 Camden Road, London NW1 9LG