Independent shops and markets
Hire a Santander Cycle
Start the route
The route is split into three parts. You can also see the route on a map.
Camden Market to Passage
Start your day by browsing through Camden Market - London's famous market with over 1,000 shops and stalls.
You can then hire a Santander Cycle from the docking station on Castlehaven Road.
1. Walk your cycle back towards Camden Market and cross the road onto the path marked Camden Lock East Yard
2. Join Regents Canal Towpath and follow it all the way. Remember that pedestrians always have priority
3. When you reach the tunnel, turn left and take the path up to Caledonia Road
4. Take the first right onto Carnegie Street and at the end, turn left onto Charlotte Terrace
5. Turn right onto Copenhagen Street and at the end, turn right again onto Cloudesley Road
6. Follow the road and turn left onto Ritchie Street. Continue onto Bromfield Street
7. At the end, turn left onto Berners Road. Go straight over the roundabout towards Charlton place and then turn right onto Camden Passage. You need to get off your cycle and walk along the passage
See Camden Passage
Visit Camden Passage - the car free London street filled with shops, restaurants and an antiques market.
Camden Passage to Exmouth Market
1. At the end of Camden Passage, turn left onto Upper Street
2. Follow the street onto Islington High Street and then St John Street
3. Turn right onto Chadwell Street and then left onto Arlington Way
4. At the end, turn right onto Rosebery Avenue
5. Turn left onto Rosoman Street and then left onto Skinner Street
See Exmouth Market
Try out street food from around the world at Exmouth Market.
Exmouth Market to Spitalfields Market
1. Turn left onto Skinner Street
2. Follow the cycle path along Skinner Street and turn right onto St John Street
3. At the end, turn left onto Charterhouse Street where you'll reach Smithfield Market
4. Turn right onto Lindsey Street and then left onto Long Lane
5. Go straight over the junction onto Beech Street and then Chiswell Street
6. Turn left onto Finsbury Square and follow the road to the right onto Christopher Street
7. Turn right onto Wilson Street and then left onto Sun Street
8. Follow the street onto Appold Street
9. Turn right onto Primrose Street and dock your cycle at Norton Folgate docking station
See Spitalfields Market
There's lots to explore at Spitalfields Market - from quirky gifts to delicious food.