The Horse Hospital - Stables Market - Chalk Farm Road NW1 8AH, London, United Kingdom
www.proudcamden.com - +44 207 482 3867
Proud Camden London Reviews
Unique Music Venue in the Heart of Camden Aug 03, 2011
Definitely one of the most unique bars I have ever seen. The Proud Camden which opens at 7:30, used to be an old horse hospital and the venue has done a marvelous job of reinventing and yet maintaing the establishments rustic charm.
The Proud plays host to some of London's up and coming bands. Whatever your music preference you are likely to find a gig that appeals to your music taste. The bar is most famously recognized for being a celebrity hangout. I heard that the late Amy Winehouse was a frequent patron and bands like the Arctic Monkeys were regulars.
The bar is committed to showcasing local acts and giving patrons the option of hearing several live performance a night. But if you dont want to see a show you can just settle in with friends at the back bar or reserve a stable, where top 40 tunes play loudly over the sound system.
I really admire the bars creativity and individual style. Making use of the old stables from when the grounds used to be a horse hospital is truly innovative and makes it more memorable for me. People can call ahead and reserve a stable of their choosing. I used the Desert Orchid stable for my TravBuddy Meet Up and it can equipped with a dancing pole, animal print curtains and soft benches for us to sit and socialize. Other stables have different themes. One room has a karaoke machine, while another has a foosball table.
The venue also had a spacious outdoor patio. This outdoor terrace has a lovely seating area with Moroccan style features and several tables and tall chairs for people to sit and drink.
It was nice to be able to have the option of leaving the stable whenever we wanted. Especially since it does get pretty hot in there.
Another feature I liked was the burger bar. Situated right at the entrance to the back patio is a barbeque with a guy grilling burgers and serving salads. Perfect for those of you who want to have a dinner date or a quick late bite with your drink.
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One of my fav in London Jul 13, 2011
Proud is a magic place, with gigs, djs, bbqs and even a karaoke. Set in old stables, this place is unique. Book a stable if you can, go there with a couple of freinds and have fun until 2am. A must do !