Camden Inspire 2019: You vote for the best venues, shops, food & pubs


Annual celebration of the area’s brilliant independent businesses is back, and bigger than ever. See who’s nominated and support your favourites



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n what is (possibly) the most important vote you’ll cast between now and Christmas, the third annual Camden Inspire awards are open and run throughout November.

A hugely impressive selection of local nominees are seeking your support across seven different categories, each of which will be hotly contested by many of the area’s much-loved established businesses – and plenty of exciting newcomers too.

Food ranges from the streetfood delights of Ciambotta on Italian Alley to the authentic Mexican fine dining of Mestizo.

Shops are equally diverse too, from defending champs and health food hub Bio Organix to e-bike specialists Flying Dutchman Bikes and Parkway’s cherished vinyl emporium Sounds That Swing.

Camden’s famous music venues, pubs and cultural hotspots all pop into the running again, looking to see which has most impressed locals with their events and innovations this year.

The stalwarts are joined by the likes of The Vagina Museum, only just open but already making a big name for itself in the press, as well as the pop-up planters of the Story Garden behind the British Library, and Paddleboarding London, who you may have seen guiding wobbling people down the middle of the canal.

With market traders, brunch pit-stops and art galleries also in the running, now’s the time to reward the local places you love.

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See all the nominees and VOTE NOW AT camdeninspire.com. Closing date is November 30th, with the big awards party the following week.

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