Camden: London's own outdoor walk-through art gallery

Graffiti reflected in the Regent's Canal

Graffiti reflected in the Regent's Canal - Credit: Polly Hancock

Camden Town's unique mix of street art and 3D shop signs makes it an ideal destination for daily exercise for those living near enough. It'll never be this quiet again.

Polly Hancock

Camden High Street shops closed during lockdown in early 2021 - Credit: Polly Hancock

The older, weather-eroded paintings and signs add texture and give a sense of Camden Town’s longstanding association with...

The older, weather-eroded paintings and signs add texture and give a sense of Camden Town’s longstanding association with youth culture - Credit: Polly Hancock

A faded "Fame Girls"

A faded "Fame Girls" - Credit: Polly Hancock

A giant Converse trainer above Quarter Shoes in the High Street

A giant Converse trainer above Quarter Shoes in the High Street - Credit: Polly Hancock

At street level, the buildings along Hawley mews are completely covered in street art

At street level, the buildings along Hawley mews are completely covered in street art - Credit: Polly Hancock

Ray-Ban and Size? in Camden High Street

Ray-Ban and Size? in Camden High Street - Credit: Polly Hancock

The chef above Pizza Warehouse on the corner of Camden High Street and Hawley Crescent

The chef above Pizza Warehouse on the corner of Camden High Street and Hawley Crescent - Credit: Polly Hancock

The design above Evil From The Needle tattoo parlour in Camden High Street

The design above Evil From The Needle tattoo parlour in Camden High Street - Credit: Polly Hancock

A handmade sign in Stucley Place

A handmade sign in Stucley Place - Credit: Polly Hancock

The design above Namaste in Camden High Street

The design above Namaste in Camden High Street - Credit: Polly Hancock

Street art to the rear of the former Camden Market off Kentish Town Road

Street art to the rear of the former Camden Market off Kentish Town Road - Credit: Polly Hancock

Smoking lips above Blue Skin

Smoking lips above Blue Skin - Credit: Polly Hancock

Under the railway bridge in Castlehaven Road

Under the railway bridge in Castlehaven Road - Credit: Polly Hancock

A giant boot above New Rock

A giant boot above New Rock - Credit: Polly Hancock

"Urgh Street Art", featuring Brian Griffin, in Castlehaven Road

"Urgh Street Art", featuring Brian Griffin, in Castlehaven Road - Credit: Polly Hancock

Street art in Buck Street

Street art in Buck Street - Credit: Polly Hancock

Giant shoes hang above 4 Feet

Giant shoes hang above 4 Feet - Credit: Polly Hancock

ELE2: The Wrath of God by Busta Rhymes in Stucley Place

ELE2: The Wrath of God by Busta Rhymes in Stucley Place - Credit: Polly Hancock

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