Fun Things To Do In Camden Town

While this North London neighbourhood may no longer be home to mohicans, leather jackets and studs alone, that doesn't mean it isn't still full of character (even if it's a little less punk). If you're looking for fun Camden activities, from themed bottomless brunches and quirky art workshops to food events and live music nights, check out our recommendations below. 

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Last updated on 11th June 2024




Pop Juice

@ The Electric Ballroom on Every Saturday

While Camden isn't short of exciting club nights, The Electric Ballroom's Pop Juice is just a little notch above the rest. A fantastic spot for those who love the euphoric joys of pop music, this will see a DJ spinning all the hits you know and love. This event takes place every Saturday with entry costing you just £8 each, and you can expect to hear the likes of Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Cardi B and many more while you tear it up on the dancefloor.

180 Club Camden

When in need of indoor activities in Camden for adults, 180 Club is coming in hot with its cutting-edge electronic boards for you to practice your aim. There's space for up to 14 players at once, with late-night DJ sets taking place on the weekends if you want to keep the party going. Not only that, but there's shots, signature cocktails and American-inspired fare available to buy too - we're talking everything from short rib beef burgers to crispy panko prawns dipped in aioli.

Malay Fellas

Stomach rumbling for East Asian eats? Then head on over to Malay Fellas' bottomless brunch. Not only will you get a mouthwatering two-course meal, but also 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco, wine, beer and cocktails - all for £39.95 per person. As for the menu? Expect vegetable spring rolls, Thai green curry, sweet and sour crispy chicken or fluffy bao buns. And if you prefer something a little later in the day, they offer a bottomless dinner option from 5pm as well.

Two course bottomless brunch

@ Haché Camden on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and 3 other dates

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One of the best activities in Camden, London takes place at Haché every weekend, in the form of a sumptuous two-course bottomless brunch. Choose between free-flowing Aperol spritzes, prosecco and bloody Marys or tea, coffee and juice, both for 90 minutes, as well as a tantalising menu of breakfast dishes - from a full English to breakfast burgers stacked with eggs and bacon. Tickets start from £33.75 per person, but you can nab an exclusive 25% discount with the code BRUNCH25.

plonk

When it comes to unusual date ideas, Plonk Golf is a guaranteed winner. Expect quirky neon decor, some brain-busting ramps and unique themes on each of the nine holes, with tickets starting from just £5.50 per player. If you head there in the evening there are all kinds of creative cocktails up for grabs too, as well as cans of wine, prosecco or beer to take round the course with you.

The World's End

With a history that dates back all the way to 1667, The World's End is a pretty iconic Camden institution. It's regular lineup of live music attracts rock enthusiasts in particular, with two bars and a mezzanine area to relax in. Sports fans can also enjoy all the big games and matches from this spacious venue, while sipping on Staropramen Lager delivered directly from the Czech Republic. Even better? Popular night club The Underworld can be found just below.

SOUL TRAIN BRUNCH AT THE CAMDEN CLUB

@ THE CAMDEN CLUB on Sun, 28th Jul 2024 @ 15:30 - 20:30

Hit the dancefloor with tickets starting from £42 per person to the Soul Train Brunch at The Camden Club on Sunday the 28th of July. Revel in a mix of live music and Motown hits that'll have you swaying from side to side. Then, tuck into a two course brunch paired with free-flowing prosecco and a welcome shot of tequila. 

Brazilian Bottomless Brunch

@ Made In Brasil on Various dates from Saturday 22nd June 2024

If you're on the hunt for some of the best Camden events, head to Brazilian Bottomless Brunch at Made in Brasil. Along with live DJs playing Latin tunes and 90 minutes of free-flowing caipirinha, Aperol spritzes, mojitos or prosecco, the venue will be offering a two-course meal - think slow-cooked pulled pork stews, grilled halloumi and vegetable skewers or deep-fried peppered squid. 

True Romance

True Romance is far beyond your standard pizza restaurant, as this New York-style spot is themed around Quentin Tarantino, serving huge slices and 20-inch pies topped with everything from Sicilian meatballs to artichokes. As for drinks, enjoy two for £15 cocktails all day Sunday to Friday as well as Saturdays until 6pm, from frozen daquiris to an Aperol spritz. Even better? These guys host drag brunches, film screenings, immersive bar experiences and more.

R&B Bottomless Brunch

@ Cafe KOKO on Every Saturday

Make your way over to Cafe KOKO for their R&B Bottomless Brunch every Saturday, setting you back just £35 per person and promising a soundtrack of all your favourite 90s RnB hits. What to expect? A mouthwatering menu of indulgent bites, including smoked salt beef focaccia sandwiches, buffalo mozzarella-topped and Sicilian baked eggs. As for the drinks, you can enjoy their classic option for £40 - featuring mimosas and bloody Marys, or upgrade to spritz cocktails for an extra £10.

Lil' Nashville: Nashville Honky Tonk Bar, Live Country Music & BBQ Night

@ The Dingwalls on Sat, 20th Jul 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Looking for things to do in Camden for adults? This July, iconic Market venue The Dingwalls welcomes you to Lil' Nashville for a night of live country and honky tonk music. There will be live artists, bands and DJs playing the best tunes all night long, with tickets costing just £30 per person. Fancy adding a delicious meal onto your night? Then nab a £50 ticket and swing by earlier for a sumptuous feast of Southern barbecue fare, while enjoying an exclusive performance just for VIP guests.

Bars And Restaurants Near Camden Roundhouse

It's no secret that the Camden Roundhouse is home to some of the best things to do in the area, but it can be difficult to decide where to eat or drink before. We've got all the best local pubs for a pre-gig pint, hearty burger joints for a quick meal and sunny beer gardens complete with stone-baked pizzas, kicking your night off with a bang.

Lan Kwai Fong

Looking for things to do in Camden at night, with a cracking food offering to boot? Lan Kwai Fong is one of our top picks thanks to its menu filled with dim sum staples alongside tasty dishes like 24-hour slow-braised pork belly with rice or salt and pepper tofu. There's all kinds of entertainment on offer too at this East Asian-inspired bar, from three state-of-the-art digital beer pong tables to private karaoke rooms with thousands of songs to choose from.

COLONEL FAWCETT GIN DAY

@ The Colonel Fawcett on Sat, 17th Aug 2024 @ 12:00 - 1:00

If you're looking for something to do in Camden on Saturday the 17th of August then you'll be pleased to know that Colonel Fawcett, the popular North London pub, is celebrating its 12th anniversary by hosting a 'gin day'. From just £10 a person you can expect free samples, independent vendors and live music, followed by DJs spinning funk, soul, hip hop and pop anthems until late. 

DNA VR Camden

Step into a whole new world with DNA VR in Camden, London's leading virtual reality gaming arcade. The cutting edge venue uses the latest technology to transport you to over different 30 themes, whether you fancy a spot of zombie shooting, escape room-solving or walking with dinosaurs. You can play with up to 10 people at a time, making this a great shout for birthdays, team nights out or just something a little different to do with friends.

Lock Tavern's Quiz Night

@ Lock Tavern on Every Tuesday

A great local pub that oozes traditional charm with its wooden floors and exposed brick walls, the Lock Tavern are adding a little entertainment to your Tuesdays with their weekly quiz nights. Not only could you win a £50 bar table, but you'll also enjoy eight rounds of themed questions and jokes from your stand-up host. Tickets cost just £2 per person to enter too, so you could even make a tidy profit if your general knowledge is up to the test.

WeJam

After secret things to do in Camden market? WeJam is bound to impress. Gather your closest pals to head through the ordinary-looking guitar shop at street level, all before deciding on a band name, picking up some instruments and rehearsing the ultimate routine in this immersive experience. Their cutting-edge technology can turn even the most tone-deaf people into master musicians, filling in the extra notes for you. This experience costs £35 per person, with room for up to eight people and six different instruments to choose from.

Ma Petite Jamaica

Looking to spice up your weekend, quite literally? Then head on over to this boozy brunch at Ma Petite Jamaica, located close to Camden tube station. The bottomless event will see you chowing down on a Caribbean-style starter and main, featuring everything from pumpkin and sweet potato fritters to jerk chicken wings or coconut fish curry, as well as sipping 90 minutes of free-flowing prosecco or rum punch.

Camden Town Brewery Tour

@ Camden Town Brewery on Various dates from Tuesday 18th June 2024

One of the best things to do in the area, Camden Town Brewery Tour is taking you to see how the iconic brand makes its beloved beers. Along with a look at the processes and factory, you'll get to try the freshest pints available straight from the tank; and if you're lucky, you might even sample some one-off batches. The hour-long tour costs just £25 per person, including a free pin badge and an expert guide to teach you all about these tasty tipples.

Camden Basement Cocktail Bar

Happy Hour Two For One and 2 other offers

Descend the sleek staircase at hidden haunt Camden Basement Cocktail Bar, where you'll find a speakeasy-style venue serving carefully crafted cocktails presented elegantly alongside small plates. Bring along a bottle of your favourite spirirt, which the talented bartenders will create five bespoke concoctions from to suit your taste in this two-hour experience. Expect decadent interiors like floral wallpaper and a striking central bar, with a series of exclusive areas named after historic figures like Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Louis Armstrong, and Pauline Sabin.

Blues Kitchen Camden

Located on Camden High Street, Blues Kitchen is one of the quirkiest bars around. Playing host to some of the best live soul and Motown music around, the weekends see this place packed out to the rafters, with a menu of American-style comfort food to keep you fuelled throughout. The stage here has been graced by performers such as Seasick Steve, Pete Doherty, The Dirty Pretty Things and Mystery Jets, so you're always in for a treat when you visit this vibrant spot.

The Camden Eye

Located just opposite the station, this excellent pub plays host to some of the coolest DJs in the business every Thursday to Saturday. From vintage rockabilly to the very best in 70s and 80s electronica, The Camden Eye's musical events are all expertly selected and completely free to enter. What's more, they host a comedy night every Wednesday for just £3 per person, featuring comics from TV and the acclaimed London Comedy Circuit.

Camden Cabaret

Not sure what to do on a Saturday night? Camden Cabaret's brilliant events can be found at a number of venues in the area, bringing you hours of captivating live entertainment. Tickets start from as little as £15 per person, and you'll find everything from hilarious drag queens to talented burlesque stars, performing songs, dance routines, theatre, stand-up comedy and much more. 

Babylon Park

When you're in need of things to do in Camden with kids and adults alike, Babylon has your back. Head over for private karaoke rooms or to enjoy two whole floors of space-themed fairground fun; think carousels, a mini indoor roller coaster and bumper cars. Load up your gaming cards to take part in arcade games and VR experiences, with candyfloss and popcorn machines providing tasty snacks throughout your visit. And if you're throwing a party? Book out one of their hireable spaces to enjoy pizzas, hotdogs and all kinds of other treats in.

Mazer Zone

Camden plans? Sorted. So, make your way to Mazer Zone for a top-notch immersive experience with pals. Think escape room-style challenges, where you'll have to test your collaborative (or solo) brain power to uncover clues and solve riddles. There are two different games to choose from, so whether you fancy a daring heist to steal a precious jewel or heading into the future to save the Earth, you can find it all here. These hour-long adventures start from £25 per person, with a minimum of two players at a time.

The Camden Club

The Camden Club knows a thing or two about some of the best-emerging talent in the city as it hands the stage over to an array of fabulous acts throughout the week. Head on over to this North London gem to catch dazzling cabaret sets from the likes of Bite Me and Powerhauss, plus live music with free entry. 

Jazz Cafe

Camden's live music scene is notorious, and this jazz bar looks to grow on that. Not only boasting a second floor restaurant with elevated dishes, the stage line-up is an enviable one, and can even be viewed from your table if you snag the right spot. This venue has been hosting brilliant performers for over 30 years, with artists like Amy Winehouse, D'Angelo and Roy Ayers having played here in the past.

Fish N Gigs - Live Music From Poppies Of Camden

@ Poppie's Fish & Chips, Camden on Every 1st Friday of the month

There's no denying that Poppies of Camden is one of the best spots for a cracking fish supper. But did you know that on the first Friday of every month they're also hosting one of the best free things to do in Camden in the form of their brilliant live music nights? Come on down to enjoy dinner with entertainment, from up-and-coming acts to cover bands.