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Judge Dredd centre lined up for Camden market’s retro clothes zone

Planners asked to grant permission for conversion works

15 January, 2021

How the basement looks now

A SUPERHERO attraction based on Judge Dredd has been lined up for a retro clothes market in Camden Town.

Plans lodged at the Town Hall show how the basement of the atrium building inside the Stables Market will be converted into something similar to an “escape game”.

Units home to Retro World clothes and the former Cereal Killers cafe will be used, if consent is granted. Documents published on the council’s planning website show how the interactive centre will see visitors guided through a set based on the comic book crime fighter by actors, trying to solve puzzles.

It has been plotted by Little Lion Enter­tainment, which won rave reviews for setting up a version of Channel 4’s physical gameshow The Crystal Maze in London.

This area of the market, close to the statue of Amy Winehouse, has seen a series of changes in recent years with Sports Direct opening in the atrium last year amid claims that the market was at risk of losing its famous bohemian edge.

Meanwhile, the former Proud and Fest bars in the Horse Hospital building are due to be turned into an “immer­sive” theatre by leading production company Hartshorn-Hook – whose past successes included a version of The Great Gatsby.

The Judge Dredd producers said last summer they were planning a “new adventure” in London this spring but did not say where it would be based.

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