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