I know my last post ‘London, It’s Not You, It’s Me,‘ put across my feelings on the UK’s capital pretty clearly, but there are some parts of London that I do really like. The Camden Markets are definitely one of the aspects of London that I really enjoyed on my latest trip there.
Camden Markets are filled with an unbelievable range of different products. Cute girlie shops and stalls with pretty dresses, shoes and adorable trinkets (these were my favourites!); kitsch stalls offering quirky products like carved wooden phone covers; and some delicious food are just a few of the things you can find here.
There are several different markets which make up one massive market area in Camden. The markets are only completely open at weekends, although many shops and stalls are open 7 days a week. At the weekend it gets super crowded, but the whole place has a great atmosphere, and on a sunny day it’s great to sit outside and enjoy it.
The food stalls in Camden Lock Village are so varied and the smells that waft around the stalls are mouth-watering. Thai, Indian, Lebanese, Italian, French and Argentinian were just a few of the different cuisines I noticed- there’s so many different options to choose from! Next time I’m in London I’m definitely going back to sample something different…all in the name of research!
My best friend and I opted for Thai food and sat by the banks of the canal chatting, chilling and enjoying the summer sunshine. There were loads of people doing the same thing and it had a really relaxing atmosphere that I loved. It’s busy and bustling, but even on a crowded day in August it didn’t feel overwhelming.
After we’d fuelled up on food we spent hours wandering round all the stalls and shops and drooling over cute things wishing we could buy everything. Girls if you’re looking for unique dresses, tops, jewellery etc then Camden is definitely the place to find them. The best part is, because they’re markets, the prices are really reasonable, and not many other people are likely to be wearing the same outfit!
Have you ever been to Camden’s markets before? What did you think?