Address: Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
One of the most interesting and unique shopping experiences to be found in the whole of London can be enjoyed at the renowned Stables Market in the bustling borough of Camden.
Originally a hospital for injured horses during the Victorian era, Stables Market has been transformed into one of the city’s most outstanding retail locations, with all manner of wares available for savvy buyers.
Fantastic shopping to be enjoyed
More than 450 shops and stalls can be perused by visitors to this popular attraction, with everything on offer from antiques to vintage clothing, food and drink to designer jewellery. The options are vast for all who head along and check out the goods.
Passing through the impressive archway into Stables Market is an experience visitors will not soon forget and, once inside, there truly is a treasure trove of excellent shopping to be found.
A redevelopment of the market took place in 2009 to renovate the stallholder spaces and ensure this remains one of the best market spaces in the whole of London. This is something the operators are dedicated to continuing both now and in the future.
Opening times for Stables Market are from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30 am and 6 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Other attractions near Stables Market
The area surrounding Stables Market is also chock-full of outstanding sights to see and places to visit for anyone hoping to see more of London during their stay, with some of the most popular local attractions including:
- Camden Lock (0.2 miles, four minutes’ travel time on foot/via public transport)
- ZSL London Zoo (0.8 miles, 16 minutes)
- The Regent’s Park (0.6 miles, 12 minutes)
- Camley Street Natural Park (1.1 miles, 16 minutes)
- Hampstead Heath (1.1 miles, 17 minutes)
- National Trust – 2 Willow Road (1.5 miles, 14 minutes)
- The British Library (1.6 miles, 17 minutes)
- clueQuest (1.7 miles, 25 minutes)
- The Sherlock Holmes Museum (1.8 miles, 20 minutes)
- Abbey Road Studios (1.8 miles, 24 minutes)
- Madame Tussauds London (1.8 miles, 18 minutes)
- The Wallace Collection (2.2 miles, 26 minutes)
- The British Museum (2.1 miles, 22 minutes)
- Norfolk Square Garden (2.9 miles, 27 minutes)
- Selfridges Department Store (2.5 miles, 26 minutes)
- Hyde Park (2.8 miles, 30 minutes)
Travel options to Stables Market
Anyone hoping to enjoy the many delights of Stables Market should consider how best to reach this popular attraction, with the London Underground (known locally as the Tube) a perfect way to get around. Tube stations that can be found nearby include:
- Chalk Farm (Northern line)
- Belsize Park (Northern line)
- Mornington Crescent (Northern line)
- Euston (Northern and Victoria lines)
- King’s Cross St Pancras London Underground (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)
Visitors can also make use of several nearby railway stations, offering overground rail links to many other areas of the city, and beyond. Local stations include Kentish Town West and Camden Road.
Meanwhile, local bus services operate around the clock to this busy area of the English capital.
Full details of all public transport options for visitors to Stables Market and the surrounding area can be found by heading to the official website of Transport for London. This includes station opening times, service timetables and more.
Places to park near Stables Market
Finally, visitors hoping to hire a car and take to the roads during their time in the city can make use of several nearby secure parking options when planning a visit to Stables Market, such as:
- London Euston Station Car Park (1.3 miles, 27 minutes’ travel time on foot)
- George Mews Car Park (1.3 miles, 27 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Regent’s Park (1.6 miles, 34 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Park Road (1.7 miles, 33 minutes)
- Judd Street Car Park (1.8 miles, 36 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Judd Street (1.8 miles, 36 minutes)
- St Pancras Public Car Park (1.3 miles, 27 minutes)
However, motorists are reminded that traffic volumes can be dense throughout the day, especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore advised to avoid travelling by car at these times.
Moreover, drivers should always aim to plan their journeys in advance and know where they are going, while pre-booking parking is also recommended; although this is not always possible.