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Although you can get to the Camden Lock Markets from this elaborate, red-tiled station, the walk from CamdenTown Tube station is more interesting - except that you then miss the Roundhouse. This theatre is straight ahead in Chalk Farm Road as you come out of the Underground. Originally built in1846 as a steam engine shed, it subsquently became a bonded warehouse for Gilbey's Gin and in 1964 the playwright Arnold Wesker created a theatre renowned for innovative productions. After a series of problems it has now been restored and modernised and is a most impressive venue.

If you walk past it you will come to the first of the markets within a few minutes.
Please go to the Camden Town entry for full details of the whole area.
Chalk Farm is just one walk from the many to be found at London Tube Rambles. There are architectural gems, beautiful country views, historic places and quirky buildings even in the most unpromising areas covered by the outer London Underground stations. Usually the discoveries are within a mile of the Tube - often only five minutes walk away. If you reached this as an individual page via a search engine, you might like to click on the link above and see the other destinations explored. You'll be amazed at what's out there!

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