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The Stables Market is the largest section of Camden Market, in Camden Town. The market has been built in the former railways stables and horse hospital. Many of the stalls and shops are set into huge arches in railway viaducts. The site is currently being developed by camden council (stated in 2002).
Shops and Stalls
The shops and stalls in the Stables Market do vary from week to week and year to year, but an overall trend is for the market to house clothing, accessories and art pieces for alternative sub-cultures such as goths and cyber-goths. Two of the more famous of these shops are Black Rose, which caters for goths, with items for sale such as coffin-shaped handbags, and Cyberdog, which houses a huge range of neon PVC and rubber clothing.
Whilst the Stables Market, and the Camden markets generally, have their roots in alternative sub-cultures, high numbers of tourists now visit the markets (with numbers so high that Camden tube station is way-out only on Sunday afternoons).
During the weeks leading up to Christmas in 2004, the high-profile radio DJ and TV presenter Chris Evans made use of a stall in the Stables Market to sell many of his possesions, ranging from sofas to TVs and crockery.
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