Camden Passage is hidden down a traffic free, cobbled back street, just off Upper Street in Islington. Since the 1950's Camden Passage has ranked alongside Portobello, Kensington Church Street and Spitalfields as one of London’s leading antique locations, In later years the area has diversified with many new shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and market stalls. Camden Passage, Islington should not be confused with Camden Market or Camden Lock, which is nearby in Camden Town.
Once devoted to antiques, this small run of narrow lanes near Angel is today home to a range of specialist shops that are supplemented by market stalls every Wednesday and Saturday. Vintage clothes, period crockery, Japanese prints, African waistcoats, designer wools, high quality chocolates – it's all worth a browse and there are also several pubs and cafés where you can get a drink and a bite to eat.
Within Camden Passage you can find fashionable contemporary clothing, modern designer jewellery, Japanese art prints, handmade chocolates, specialist delicatessens, a fishmonger and excellent restaurants and cafes. Together all rubbing shoulders with the world famous specialist antique, silver ware, vintage clothing and retro shops which provide the backdrop for market stalls selling affordable collectables, ephemera, vintage clothes and objets d’art that find their way into antique shops and homes all over the world.