LONDON MARKETS -
One of the most well known touritsty outings in London would have to be visiting one of its many amazing markets.
Camden being world famous for its skin head / punk culture in the 1960’s has since become a sea of tourists & ‘hard core’ stores cashing in on fame of its history & sadly it was quite obvious that the life & culture that was Camden Lock was no longer as strong as it once was but this by no means made it any less of an amazing place to be a part of.
The atmosphere & buzz of the markets is what really excited me each visit, the quirky stores each having its own theme it was as if each shop you entered took you to another world. Camden was my go-to place for all things novelty & souveneir stocking an insane amount of british themed anything with stores competing for your attention your sure to find a good deal.
Open Everyday until late it’s the easiest way to spend a day casually loosing yourself amongst the piles of clothing, posters & Vinyl.
// 1# Lanterns in Camden // 2# 'The markets are now open!'// 3# Insane Donut Stall //4# London CanalNeighbouring Camden Markets// 5# Making new friends //
BRICK LANE MARKETS
Brick Lane Markets were my personal favorite as it is filled mostly with local artists & handmade goods, as well as yummy food stalls with everything from Coconut Cocktails to bags of Dumplings for 3 Pounds.
I was over the moon to score some amazing leather goods from a lovely couple selling an amazing rang of leather bound notebooks, passport holders, wallets & whats more, they included a nifty message of your choice to be imprinted & bound onto each purchase free! Not only was the quality better than I found in Italy, the price was too cheap not to buy one of everything! Leather Wallet 10 Pounds, Passport holder 8 Pounds – words cannot explain my excitement!
The significantly less touristy vibe of the Brick Lane Markets is what sold it to me as my favorite place to visit of a Sunday
Open Saturdays & Sundays with extra stores open on Sundays I recommend this for anyone that loves special one off pieces of vintage & handmade goods.
// 1# Smiling Oranges // 2# Mirror shop // 3# Graffiti near Brick Lane // 4# Amazing Leather Stall // 5# Nifty Market Purchases, Sweet English Pillow Case, Leather Passport Holder, London Boxer Shorts & Cheap Skincare Products! //