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The Roundhouse - an arts venue with history and character

Performance venues rarely get more fascinating than the Roundhouse - a vibrant arts space that's as colourful as the unique part of London it calls its home - Camden.

The building itself is Grade II listed and a former railway shed but it's the unusual acts inside that draw in the crowds.

Here you can expect anything from circus performers and aerial extremists, to pop concerts and one-man monologues. The venue has a rich history as a music venue, and played a large role in the 70s punk scene and 90s rave landscape.

Scour the stalls at Camden Market

A few minutes' walk from the Roundhouse is the iconic Camden Market where you'll find a smorgasbord of alternative fashions, accessories and souvenirs.

Head to stalls below Camden Lock, where you'll find a rabbit warren of niche vendors that would give the souks of Marrakech a run for their money. Make sure you're hungry when you get there, as the international cuisine offering tastes as good as it smells.

Enjoy the area's vibrant nightlife

If you're seeing a show at the Roundhouse, then enjoying some of the Nearby pubs and bars is a must. Camden is overflowing with watering holes and the area's bustling alternative scene makes for some fascinating people watching.

Planning a trip to the Roundhouse? Travelodge Euston Hotel and Travelodge Kings Cross Hotel are both a couple of miles away, and just two or three stops on the tube, respectively.