Forget the mall: 7 interesting 'Old World' street markets

These classic retail centers have great deals and even better atmosphere.

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Camden Lock Market Camden Lock Market (Photo: Pedro Rufo / Shutterstock)

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Camden Lock Market

London's Camden Lock Market draws about 100,000 people each weekend with crafts, clothing, food and curios. Some craftspeople and artists sell exclusively at the market, and it has become known for its non-mainstream crafts and fashions. In one corner of the market is an area known as the Global Kitchen. Here, hungry shoppers can find street food from around the world, from fish and chips and burgers to Malaysian curries and barbecued Argentine meats. 

The Camden Town area is constantly evolving. Additions and redevelopment have altered the layout of some areas, but the neighborhood is still buzzing with commerce. If you decide to visit, you'd need more than a day to see and taste everything. 

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