General Eyewear  

 
 
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Arche 67 The Stables Market, Camden Town, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
 
 
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Specialising in quality unused vintage eyewear from 1950-1989, Arckiv has a particular penchant for hand-made sixties and seventies British men's frames. Statement sunglasses include luxury brands like Persol, Ray Ban, Cazal, Carrera, Porsche Design, the Boeing Carrera de-luxe range and a comprehensive selection of Christian Dior sunglasses and frames. Arckiv creative director Fraser Laing used to run the Zechstein London Eyewear Design at the same location in Camden Market (which this shop replaces) and brings his expertise in eyewear to this achingly hip little store which, as a result, feels more like a shrine to the history of spectacles.

 

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  22% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from General Eyewear
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 22 minutes from General Eyewear
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT | 24 minutes from General Eyewear
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Eye Company
London > Shopping > Eyewear
159 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 miles from General Eyewear
A massive range of contemporary sunglasses are available at this hugely hip little store in the heart Soho. You can hands on some seriously colourful ... More
 
 
 
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Cutler and Gross
London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 2.9 miles from General Eyewear
If you're feeling flush and flashy then Cutler & Gross in Knightsbridge is a very exclusive place to invest in eyewear. They stock a selection of ... More
 
 
 
Specsavers
London > Shopping > Eyewear
126 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 9 minutes from General Eyewear
The UK’s largest chain of optical retailers, sells a large range of glasses and contact lenses at reasonable prices, as well as providing an eye testing ... More
 
 
 
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Escapade
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from General Eyewear
Excellent costume shop for buying and hiring all manner of outlandish gear. This place is highly recommended by our readers. The staff are friendly, it's fairly ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Lock Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2 minutes from General Eyewear
Camden Lock Market is the original arts and crafts market in Camden. Established in 1972 on the site of the Dingwalls timber yard as a haven ... More
 
 
 
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Stella
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Upper Market Hall, Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2 minutes from General Eyewear
This Camden Lock Market store offers a complete wardrobe in one small shop from lingerie to a winter coat. Established in 1990, Stella sells a carefully ... More
 
 
 
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Crowded House
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 4th, 5th and 6th July 2020 - 7pm
General Eyewear, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from General Eyewear
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Monsoon Wedding
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th July to 29th August 2020
General Eyewear, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from General Eyewear
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 25th July 2020 - 6pm
General Eyewear, 184 Camden Street, NW1 | 5 minutes from General Eyewear
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Proud Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | Same location as General Eyewear
Not the easiest of places to find yet Camden Proud has quickly found a place in the hearts of many. This art gallery by day becomes ... More
 
 
 
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Dingwalls
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2 minutes from General Eyewear
This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred people ... More
 
 
 
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The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2 minutes from General Eyewear
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Painted Earth
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | Same location as General Eyewear
As well as housing a renowned ceramic art gallery, Painted Earth offers kids a fantastic opportunity to test their own artistic talents. Supervised by friendly staff ... More
 
 
 
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176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 7 minutes from General Eyewear
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Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 8 minutes from General Eyewear
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopened on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a £10 million transformation which brought the collections of the Jewish Museum and the ... More
 
 
 
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Gilgamesh Tea Rooms
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Stables, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | Same location as General Eyewear
The Tea House within the unashamedly extravagent Gilgamesh restaurant has a wonderfully light feel despite its brown tones thanks to the large glass windows that line ... More
 
 
 
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Gilgamesh
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | Same location as General Eyewear
Gilgamesh is a restaurant, bar, lounge and traditional tearoom all under one roof. And what a spectacular roof it is too - floating 40ft above the ... More
 
 
 
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Shaka Zulu
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | Same location as General Eyewear
Located in Camden's Stables Market more or less underneath Gilgamesh and opened at vast cost after three years in the making, Shaka Zulu falls under the ... More
 
 
 
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 8 minutes from General Eyewear
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Samsung KX Kings Cross
London > Education > Adult Education
Coal Drops Yard, N1C | 19 minutes from General Eyewear
As well as being a high tech space where visitors can discover a range of free interactive experiences, Samsung KX ... More
 
 
 
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 21 minutes from General Eyewear
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Triyoga Camden
London > Leisure >
57a Jamestown Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from General Eyewear
In December 2014 Triyoga moved from Primrose Hill to Camden into a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse which was originally a piano factory. ... More
 
 
 
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Parliament Hill
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 16 minutes from General Eyewear
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Caroline Pick Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 19 minutes from General Eyewear
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The Engineer
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 4 minutes from General Eyewear
Popular Primrose Hill gastropub with an excellent draught beer selection and a small but mouth-watering menu drawing on influences all around the world. Beer garden makes ... More
 
 
 
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The Lansdowne
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 5 minutes from General Eyewear
A lovely place for an informal low-key dinner or a noisy, buzzy meal out, The Lansdowne is well known as a good gastropub in Primrose Hill ... More
 
 
 
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Quinn's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
65 Kentish Town Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from General Eyewear
At first glance you wouldn't put Quinn's down as an Irish pub - put the name aside and what you have is simply a great ... More
 
 
 
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Fest Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as General Eyewear
Housed in a 200 year old Grade II listed former horse hospital at Camden Stables Market, FEST Camden , launched ... More
 
 
 
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from General Eyewear
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
 
 
 
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Near & Far Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
48 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from General Eyewear
The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout and The Good Mixer is the biggest. This Camden ... More
 
 
 
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from General Eyewear
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 24 minutes from General Eyewear
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 24 minutes from General Eyewear
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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