Camden Town: home of the alternative. If, like the majority, you don't fall into that category, don't be put off. Camden Market actually encompasses numerous markets, each with a distinctive character.
Stables Market is the largest, selling furniture, ornaments and clothing appealing to London's subcultures - think coffin-shaped purses and neon PVC. Adjacent to Regent's Canal is Camden Lock Market, an indoor market selling primarily crafts and trinkets. To complicate things further, Camden Lock Village is located to the east of Chalk Farm Road, selling roughly similar goods.
The outdoor Buck Street Market sells largely clothes, whereas Inverness Street Market stocks an ever-smaller supply of fruit and vegetables. Vinyl collectors flock to the grade-listed Electric Ballroom, a stone's throw away from Camden Town tube station. Open on weekends, it serves as both an indoor market and a music venue. The choice is yours.