Monday, 7 February 2011

Camden Market

On Saturday Kjell Steinar and I decided to walk around in London. It has been too long since we’ve done that and we determined that Camden Market was the place to go this time.

It is very easy to get to Camden. All you have to do is take the Northern Line on the London Underground to Camden Town and then you’re there. You simply cannot miss all the people and the market itself.

Camden Market is one of London’s most popular attractions and on a Saturday it is hard to miss. It is opened seven days a week and completely mobbed in the weekends, so if you have the chance to visit the market on any other day during your visit I would recommend that.

For me, Camden Market was kind of like a little gothic society but filled with colours of all kinds. It is open-air and indoor markets, each with its own distinctive flavour, line of street shops, bars and restaurants. You can find practically anything here, t-shirts, purses, sunglasses, paintings and all kinds of tourist-oriented tat. With many fast-food stalls from around the world, you can spend hours here shopping, taking in the culture and have a good time. On a sunny day it is actually a gorgeous place to be as you can have your lunch near the canal or take a boat ride on it. It is understandable why this place is so popular.

Next to all of this you will find many tattoo and piercing shops in this area. I believe that is why I felt it is kind of a gothic place, but looking aside from that you can get some fantastic bargains here. For those of you who are looking for t-shirts a bit out of the ordinary then this is the place. They are also cheaper then the ones you’ll find in typical tourist shops around London.

I would recommend going to Camden Market if you have time when visiting London and if you want to spend some time not walking up and down Oxford Street. London has so much to offer and we ended up having a great few hours here. We didn’t eat anything here as we had already planned on having dinner at the famous Hard Rock Café. But the next time I will definitely try something as the food smelled amazing.


  1. Great pics!

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    Sandie lee

  2. I want to visit London so badly now :) It looks amazing!

  3. i was there in 2002 :D it was aaaaaamazing :)

  4. I do like Camden, but I just find it overwhelming with all the people on a Saturday and there's no other day I can go! Thankyou for your comment on my blog!

  5. Sandie Lee - Thank you so much =)

    Elisabeth Hirsch - London is amazing, you should definitely visit some day. Come in the summer, it is gorgeous here then =)

    N. - Glad you enjoyed it when you were here =)

    Michaela - I know, it was a lot of people there. But it is popular so I can understand why. =)

  6. that picture of you guys is so cute :) I didn't go to camden market when i was there but i'll make sure to go next time! yah...weekdays i think are best.

  7. Krystal - aww, thank you so much =) I quite like the picture too ;) It was a lot of fun so if you're ever in London again you should definitely visit it =) Hope you had a good weekend =)

  8. That looks lovely! So jealous. Thanks for your sweet comments and thanks for visiting ThreeBoys! I hope to see you around again soon:)

  9. Jazzy E - Thank you so much =)

    Sarah, Three Boys - Thank you, it was lovely too. And thank you for your sweet comment. I will definitely check out your blog more and hope to see you again too =)

  10. So nice!
    I'd like to see Camden again!^^

  11. Camden Market sounds like a wicked place to visit! It looks like you had a lot of fun. The picture of you two is sooo cute! Needs a frame! :)

  12. S - Camden is definitely worth visiting, and more than one time ;)

    Katie - I did have a lot of fun and I'm going back for sure one day when it's spring. Aww, thank you! Maybe I should frame it then =)


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