Amy Winehouse's Statue In Camden

Amy Winehouse's Statue In Camden
Amy Winehouse looks out over her beloved Camden

If you're taking a stroll through Camden Town's Stables Market, you may find yourself a little starstruck — standing next to a statue of one of London's most iconic musicians. The singer? Amy Winehouse, of course.

Music fans and tourists alike come here to pose with, and celebrate, the beloved late singer in her former stomping ground of Camden — the part of town where Winehouse also tragically died in 2011, aged 27.

Amy Winehouse at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, wearing a trademark red rose. Image: Shutterstock

On 14 September 2014 — a date that would have been singer's 31st birthday — a bronze statue of Winehouse, created by artist Scott Eaton, was unveiled in the Stables Market, adjacent to one of her favourite hangout spots, The Lock Tavern.

In fact, the statue was initially intended to stand on a first-floor balcony of the nearby Roundhouse music venue, but this was vetoed, on grounds of safety.

The statue features Winehouse's signature beehive hairdo and pair of high heels. At the unveiling, a real red rose was adorned in the singer's hair, an accessory she often wore during performances.

Amy's father Mitch Winehouse was involved in getting the statue up; he once said of it, "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time."

Today you can catch fans posing with the statue, and adding colourful bracelets to Winehouse's wrists to commemorate her vibrant personality.  

Raise a glass to Amy at the Lock Tavern, close to her statue. Image: Lock Tavern

If you're looking to continue your pilgrimage of Winehouse's legacy, check out the aforementioned Lock Tavern, where Winehouse performed some of her earliest gigs. The Hawley Arms is also a few minutes' walk away; the star was known to pull pints behind the bar here, plus the pub is home to her (allegedly) favourite drink a Rickstasy (three parts vodka, one part banana liqueur, one part Southern Comfort, and one part Baileys). Although a straightforward pint is the more sensible bet.

Find Amy's statue at The Stables Market, 407 Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8AH

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Last Updated 28 February 2020

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