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I would have to say that it is one of London’s hidden gems for tourists. Even the majority of my British friends had never visited, which I was totally shocked by. The Camden market in Camden Town is definitely a highlight for anyone visiting London, England.
SHOPPING. EATING. ANTIQUES. PEOPLE WATCH. INDULGE. WALK AROUND. (In a nut shell)
You could literally spend a whole day at the markets in Camden Town; from vintage clothing, to unique antiques, beautiful jewellery, delicious food, and everything in between at reasonable (often cheap) prices. Need a new dress for summer? Camden has it. Need neon clothes to go raving? Camden has it. Want to indulge in delicious homemade sweets? Camden has it. Don’t know what to buy? I’m sure you’ll find something at the Camden market.
You really has to see for yourself how amazing Camden Town is. Take a friend or your family, and you’re bound to have an amazing day walking around. It really is a great day out in London, for tourists & locals.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Camden is in Zone 2 and I would suggest that you not drive here, but either take the Tube or Bus, due to the congestion and limited parking spots. You can get to the Camden Market by getting off at the Camden Town Tube Station on the Northern Line (Black).
In terms of using bus transportation, you can get to Camden Town by taking the following buses at:
Kings Cross Station: 214
Liverpool Street: 214
Euston Station: 168, 253
Victoria Station: 24
Leicester Square: 24, 29
Trafalgar Square: 24, 29
Oxford Street: 274
Marble Arch: 274
London Planetarium: 27
Tate Gallery: 88
Clapham Common: 88
Elephant & Castle: 168
Notting Hill Gate & Portobello Road: 27, 31
It gets extremely busy at the Camden markets, more so on sunny days or weekends, so be aware that it is a crowded area. BUT DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU FROM GOING! My mother, who is very claustrophobic, managed to have an amazing time at the markets. She even said it was her “favourite thing to do in London”. Apparently visiting me wasn’t her favourite thing coming to London… Thanks mom.
If you are on a budget (like me), I always suggest taking a walk down the Camden Lock Village Market, where you can find an assortment of ethnic and savoury dishes for £4. From Thai, to Japanese, to Mexican, to Indian, this area near the water has a variety of choices to have a nice lunch at a reasonable price.
If you are with your family, or want to go to a restaurant near by, I would highly recommend checking out Fogg’s for some delicious British cuisine and amazing burgers + chips (fries) under £10. I took my mother and grandfather here and they really enjoyed the food and service. It’s located on the main street of the camden market and shops.
Check out the menu for the restaurant here: http://www.foggsrestaurant.co.uk/
P.s. Stop by Mimi’s Cupcakes in the Camden Market for one of the best cupcakes you’ll ever have! For £1 you can get a mini cupcake of any flavour! They have some of the most delicious flavours like Oreo, Bubblegum, Chocolate Fudge and Wild Berries (my fav). And no, I wasn’t paid to promote this shop; they just have the best darn cupcakes I have ever had and feel the need to share it with those who visit the Camden Markets!
Have you been to the Camden Market? Do you plan on visiting?
What’s your favourite place to shop or eat in Camden Town?
Comment down below because I’ve very interested in knowing your time in Camden!
Transportation costs to London can be quite pricey (Especially if you are coming from North America, like me), however, once you get to London, there are A LOT of things, places, and events to see for FREE! That’s right! FREE! The list contains a variety of attractions from museums to shopping areas, and from historical buildings to beautiful, royal parks. One may say that the following attractions are “priceless”, because indeed, they are…
1) BIG BEN
Probably the most photogenic and overly photographed site in London, Big Ben represents the worldly iconic symbol of England and is a marvellous structure to see; along side the parliament buildings as well. Capture the building itself from across the river or on the Westminister Bridge.
2) Abby Road
Iconic for being The Beatles sleeve for their 11th studio album, Abby Road is a popular tourist attraction for many (not just for any Beatles fan). Gather 3 of your friends and head to Abby Road to capture a photo of you four crossing Abby Road that will probably be your most “liked” Facebook profile picture. P.s. Click ‘Abby Road’ above to check out a live broadcast of people crossing the iconic Road.
3) Hyde Park
I have yet to visit this tourist site, but I know it’s beautiful and 100% free. It’s not far from Buckingham Palace, and so, if you are in the area, make sure you check out the memorial for Princess Diana.
Now the fourth most popular tourist attraction in London, Camden Market specializes in alternative fashion, vintage, emerging designers, and funky clothing stores, as well as unique items. It’s also a great place for people watching… if you’re into that sort of thing.
It’s extremely pricey to physically buy something at Harrod’s, but to actually visit and be amazed by this humungous department store is free. Just don’t fall into temptations, especially if you’re obsessed with buying shoes; you may just walk out £3000 in debt. yeah… £3000 for a pair of shoes, or maybe just one shoe? Check out my vlog below to witness this pair of shoes at Harrods!
This square is absolutely beautiful and in the heart of London. This iconic attraction has many sights to see including the National Gallery (see below) and Nelson’s Column. It is both a tourist attraction and the main focus for political demonstrations.
The National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square and has more than 2,000 works on display from 1260 onwards. All of the great names in art history can be found here, including Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Turner, Monet, Da Vinci and Van Gogh. The cost is free and it is an absolute MUST-SEE in my opinion.
Unfortunatly, Westminister Abby relies on admission fees from visitors to cover running costs. However! You may see the inside of the Abby for FREE for those who want to worship. The abby never charges those who want to pray or worship inside; so keep this in mind if you want to avoid paying the £16.
10) British Museum
Depending on the time you visit London, the British Museum often have free exhibitions and displays that you have to book ahead of time to see. If you visit London during a free exhibition and display event, then definitely check out the British Museum; other then specific times, unfortunately, it does cost money to visit the museum.
CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE VIDEO OF LONDON, ENGLAND (CLICK HERE)
Since my two weeks in Ireland, I have literally been traveling non-stop, and have been lacking in posts. For this I apologize. However, I have so much to share and so much to show from my 45 days of traveling in the UK and rest of Europe.
The experiences I have to share include being in a film in London, having an emotional experience in Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, and spending Christmas and NYE away from my friends and family back home.
The people I have met, the stories I could tell, and the experiences I can share all come down to a vast amount of photos, videos and words.
I will share my words and photos on my website, but if you want to keep up-to-date on my pictures…
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Also, to watch my travel videos, check out my youtube channel:
I thought I would share with you in chronological order, of the places and countries I have visited in the past month. (Click the cities once the blogs are available to view)
- Brussels, Belgium
- Bruges, Belgium
- Berlin, Germany
- Vienna, Austria
- Uttendorf, Austria
- London, England
- The Peak District, England
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Krakow, Poland
I will be visiting many more places in the near future, so stay tuned! 2013 will be an even bigger year for me!
What have I been up to this glorious October week? Well…
I started to study… wait, what? Yeah, that’s right! I actually go to school!
I’ve realized that after all the vast amounts of trips that I have embarked on… I NEED TO GET TO WORK! The non-existing pile of schoolwork has grown into has grown into this grotesque heap of essays and readings. Ew.
Besides actually doing work, I’ve been planning my christmas vacations and various other travels, which I will be keeping a secret for now… That’s a secret I’ll never tell! x
ALSO! I’ve finally edited my videos for my youtube channel, in which I will upload “vlogs” of my travels and for my family and friends to see what I’m seeing, and for them to live vicariously through me, if they wanted too.
So, if you would like to check out my videos on where I am, and what I’m doing in London, Oktoberfest, and Scotland: Check out my channel here!
INTRO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD4d5R5Ayz4
LONDON DAY 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJPtGRovY-0&feature=plcp
LONDON DAY 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15P3kW_Q4io&feature=youtu.be&a