A Walking Tour Of Camden, London


Although I've lived in the southeast of England ever since I was born, and I even work in London on the odd occasion, London is never somewhere I usually opt to explore. Sure, I know where most of the main attractions are, and I go to the theatre on the West End a few times a year, but really that's about it. Instead, I'd choose to visit new cities and new countries, and essentially ignore an amazing city just because it was on my doorstep.

That was until Local Guddy contacted me asking if I would like to explore a city with a local guide. Their website is all about hooking up travellers with local people to get an authentic experience and find hidden gems that you might not have done by yourself. All of the tours are run by people who have signed up to show others around their hometown, or even just a city that they love.

With the aim to explore more of London besides the main tourist attractions, I chose the Camden Town Walk Tour. Our guide was lovely and friendly, and she showed my boyfriend and I around places in Camden we just never would have found on our own without hours of research. 

We started off wandering around Camden Market, browsing through all of the unique shops and stands. We visited Camden's Stables Market which as the name suggests was once used as a horse stables and hospital, but is today used as a huge market space. Each of the stables are now home to individual shops, and you can even walk through the old horse tunnels. After finishing off wandering around the shops, we headed through all of the food stands, and back out towards the canal.

We then started our walk along Regents Canal at Camden Lock and walked all the way to the bottom of Primrose Hill. The weather was amazing with beautiful, blue skies. I just wish I hadn't worn jeans! We walked past gorgeous canal boats, and people having picnics. You can actually go on a canal boat tour with the London Waterbus Company, which starts from either Little Venice or Camden Lock Market. 

After reaching Primrose Hill we then climbed to the top to see the most amazing panoramic views of the London skyline. From here you can see the London Eye, The Shard, and all of the other well-known London skyscrapers. It would be an awesome place to sit and have a picnic!

The last stop on our tour was to Abbey Road, the famous road featured on the cover of an album by The Beatles. Although I wasn't too fussed about seeing this spot, it was still amusing to watch crowds of people trying to recreate walking across the road! By this point, we then said goodbye to our guide, and headed back home. The tour took just under three hours, and was a lot of fun!

Have you ever been on a walking tour before?

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  1. I've never been on a walking tour before, but after reading this I would love to do one in New York, as it is such an amazing place to visit yet living there I don't seem to explore it enough! xx

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