A huge fire has devastated the popular market area of Camden Town, a tourist attraction in north London that was filled with weekend revelers when the blaze broke out, the Guardian reports. No casualties were reported; the fire took 3-plus hours to put down. The site, which mixes open-air markets, wooden stalls, bars, and restaurants, generally draws some 300,000 people on weekends.
"This will come as a terrible blow to their livelihoods and the area generally," said one local politician. The fire severely damaged the Hawley Arms, a popular pub that draws the likes of singer Amy Winehouse, the BBC reports. The blaze, which caused the evacuation of nearby residents, apparently broke out in a row of shops, but the cause is unknown.