Thursday, August 22, 2013

Camden Market

I thought it was time for another travel post, so today I am taking you to yet another wonderful market in London, the Camden Markets.  Popularly referred to as Camden Lock, it is located in Camden Town near the Hampstead Road Lock of the Regent’s Canal.  Now, you’re probably saying to yourself, gee, this woman goes to a LOT of markets.  I do.  I find when travelling that markets such as this one, the Borough Market, and Portobello Market really give a taste of what a neighborhood is all about.  I like mingling with locals and tourists alike, and always enjoy seeing what people eat and buy.

 The fourth most popular visitor attraction in London, Camden Market attracts nearly 100,000 people each weekend.  You can find quite an interesting variety of things here, among them crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac and fast, and ethnic foods. 

Trying to find just the right outfit for that special occasion?  Check this out. 
Are you hard to fit when it comes to buying shoes?  I think this shop can accommodate you.
 No, these are not gumballs, these are rocks.  A chart hanging behind the dispenser explains it all.  As a former geology major, I quite enjoyed this.
 T is for toilet, not Mr. T. and I wouldn’t want him staring at me when I’m in the bathroom.  I can’t imagine anyone wanting one of these toilet seat covers.  Scary! 

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Unknown said...

WOW!! When we were in London we did not know about this market! What a wonderful place...I am glad you shared this wonderful experience.
Blessings My Friend,

Jill Harrison said...

I love markets too when I travel. As you say you get to the essence of the people and the town. You can also get great fresh produce, and handmade local souvenirs. Is that paella! yummy!
Have a great weekend ahead, I am joining you through "oh the places I've been".

Noel Morata said...

what a fun place to explore, love the variety and atmosphere.

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

It has been many many years ago since i last visited Camden Market. I don't remember it being this diverse. Interesting to see how it is now. Thanks for taking me there through your lovely photos.

Lulu said...

Oh would I love this And I have never been. Is it an everyday market or just on a particular day of the week or weekend?

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a fantastic market!!

~~louise~~ said...

What a fantastic market, Pattie. Oh how I wish we had a market like that here in PA.

I haven't done much traveling recently but when I do, I love to check out the markets and the local eateries too!

Thank you so much for sharing...