In Photos: Camden Through The Years

By Londonist Staff Last edited 7 months ago
In Photos: Camden Through The Years

These days, Camden Town is mainly known for its markets and tourist crowds. But take a look at what the area used to be like — some pictures taken before the Roundhouse was a music venue, or the markets even existed.

Madonna at Camden Palace, 1983
Source Madonna Scrapbook
Members of Madness on Inverness Street, 1980
Source Disappearing London
Dartmouth Park Hill
Source Adam Nathaniel Furman
Easter Parade, 1953
Source Tmoms
Camden Road station. The top photo was taken in about 1928
Source Londonhistorian
Sid Vicious, Electric Ballroom, August 1978
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
The Roundhouse in around 1950 - before it was turned into a performing arts venue
Source Londonhistorian
The Clash in Camden Town
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Camden Market was officially opened on 30 March 1974, a brand new Saturday market housing a total of 16 traders
Source Camdenmarketldn
Dingwall's Club at Camden Lock, early 1970s
Source Camdenmarket
The Bedford Theatre, 1949
Source Old London
Camden children collecting penny for the Guy, 1948
Source The London Sound Survey
Canal Market during the blaze dubbed 'The Great fire of Camden', 2008
Source Hamhigh
The Smiths at Dingwall's Club,1983
Source Mozfor Every Occasion
Boy George at Camden Palace in the early 1980s
Source Gc's Punk & New Wave
January 2013
Source Instagram
The Clash's first album cover in was photographed in Camden in 1977.
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
The Camden Hippodrome, 1910
Source Koko
Camden High Street, 1938
Source Warsaw1948
Camden Town, 1978
Source Flashbak.com
Woolworths store, Camden High Street / Delancey Street
Source Paul Feeney
David Walls, Leigh Bowery, and Trojan at Camden Palace
Source Nymag
Camden Lock, 1950s
Source Pinterest
The blaze, dubbed 'The Great fire of Camden', 2008
Source Hamhigh
Camden High Street,1938
Source Warsaw1948
Chalk Farm Road, 1976
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
The Good Mixer, before it was frequented by Amy Winehouse
Source Rob Baker
Madonna performing at Camden Palace, 1983
Source Madonna Power Br
Camden Palace, July 1982
Source Tmagazine
Camden, 1980
Source Camdenmarketldn
Chalk Farm Road, looking south towards the Roundhouse, 1967
Source Hamhigh
Camden Locks, 1995
Source Panoramio
Amy Winehouse on Regent's Canal near Camden Lock, 13 June 2006
Source Londontown
1940s
Source Camdenmarket
Coldplay perform at The Laurel Tree, 16 January 1998
Source Atlas Project
Camden High Street and Parkway 1950s & 2013
Source Warsaw1948
Camden Lock food stall, 1980s
Source Camdenmarketldn
Camden, 1980s
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Dead Kennedys, 1985
Source Pu Nk and Stuff
Camden Goods Station, 1940s
Source Camdenmarket
Camden Lock, 1985
Source This Brutal House
January 2013
Source Instagram
Camden Market, 1970s
Source Museumoflondon
Blondie on stage at Dingwall's, 1979
Source Camdenmarketldn
Stables Market fire wreckage, 1980
Source Hamhigh
Pigs crossing Camden Road, August 1935
Source Classic Pics
Camden Council, with Camden's first mayor, Sammy Fisher, 1965
Source Hamhigh
Camden Town in the 1950s and 2011
Source Warsaw1948
Wreckage of the Stables Market fire, 1980
Source Hamhigh
Camden Lock, early 1970s
Source Hamhigh
Camden, 1950s
Source Old London
Gales Garden, Camden, 1923
Source Old London
Second world war bomb damaged to Camden Town station
Source Old London

Last Updated 05 April 2017