Just east of Regents Park and just north of central London, Camden Town is a bustling precinct in the greater Camden borough known for its numerous outdoor markets and a nightlife scene that caters to a huge cross-section of music fans, local pub-goers, and general late-night hooliganism.
The Camden Market originated on the picturesque Regents' Canal, but it is now joined by daily markets on Buck, Inverness, and a few other "markets" within a few blocks of main artery Camden High Street. We use the quotes because traditional produce stalls have ceased to exist in response to the ever-growing provision of tourist-related goods; a blessing that such a quaint area is popular and a curse in that it loses touch with its roots.
Feeling down that you can't buy a cumquat or zucchini at the local market? Then lose yourself in live music or a pint of craft beer. You can catch great blues (The Blues Kitchen), dance, alternative, and metal (Underworld and Electric Ballroom) in some high-profile spots on Camden High Street. Pubs with that British flair for names (The Elephant's Head, The Black Heart, etc.) and pubs known for their excellent microbrew selection (BrewDog Camden; try the quadruple IPA known as "Sink the Bismarck," known as the strongest beer on Earth at 41% alcohol) are also a great recipe for a night out.