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