Friday, 13 April 2012

Camden Lock - Sharp Traders and Geriatric Hippies

Camden London

Camden Market in London is open everyday and it is well worth a visit. When you get off the tube at Camden Town turn left and you are on a street with market stalls and off beat shops. Walk to the top of the street and you have food stalls offering India, Chinese, Kebab, Italian etc food to sit and enjoy or takeaway.

The stables market has numerous bronze horses and bronze  blacksmiths which are worthy of a visit alone. They are very realistic and give you a feel of past times.
The stalls sell everything from handbags to lanterns and the atmosphere is busy stall holders are pushy but its a hive of different sights and sounds. Go into the Cyberdog shop which is like a rave with shop staff dressed in high platform shoes and an agenda of no photos allowed.

Children will love it in this shop as  robots are standing guard outside and robots are also in cases on the walls inside. I was at this market for hours and still didn`t see everything. A canal passes through the top of the market and barges sit waiting to be admired, arches pass overhead and trains rumble over their tracks. Teenagers love the clothes and children will be impressed with most of it.  It is London at its best with a clash of fashion and tat, cameras and tourists, goth and music, geriatric hippies and sharp traders.

54-56 Camden Lock Place
Camden Shops London

Some of the shops along the street have quite amazing decor and crazy dragons climb up the walls. Fighting for space are silver lobsters and giant size trainers along with Red Indians and flags. I like all the crystals and coloured candles, the pretty nursery plaques and the silver bangles sold up near the bridge. The handmade chocolates are lovely and hard to resist. Get yourselve a day tube ticket and go and explore Camden Lock you won`t want to miss it

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1 comment:

bebo kobo said...

I am damn crazy about shopping in Camden market and spending lot of time their. And here, i am so happy to be a part its blog.