I have visited this wonderful market a few times, firstly in 2003 where I bought a lovely duel language edition of A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat by Rambaud, at the lovely old bookstore in the central square on the canal. Happily, it was still there in 2016.
On the walk from the bus stop along Cambden High Street, we got sucked into “The” Cambden Market, a crowded cluster of tiny stalls. The real Cambden market is further along.
To add colour, while buying some fast food inside I was accosted by a horrible drunk woman convinced I was usurping her place in some imaginary queue. We wandered about extensively, including the covered section. It is lots of fun. Jill bought some earrings made of real leaves dipped in silver.
The bridge over the canal fro the square is pretty steep but no problem for me. Again, it was dry, which helped.
We had a drink by the canal with mobs of locals and tourists.
All in all, it is pretty accessible, although crowded, hilly and cobbly here and there.