Lifestyle | Camden Market

Our first real weekend as Londoners. Oh yes, I am still like a kid on Christmas morning. No more ruddy commute and the world on my door step means a happy Claire! 

What better way to spend our first weekend than by exploring? 

We headed to Camden, after realising Portobello Road Market didn't open on a Sunday, and spent the afternoon wondering around the weird and damn right strange corners of Camden Market. 

If you've been to Camden, you'll know that its a huge crowd puller. The streets and alleys were stuffed full of tourists and tour groups, making it tricky business to navigate your way around. 

I think this much of Camden's charm, you have no idea where you're going, and you end up some place you weren't looking for, discovering little hidden corners and alcoves. 

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Finally we beat our way through the crowd and found ourselves at Camden Lock. 

Camden Lock is home to a never ending maze of stalls with all kinds of trinkets and treasures to buy, smell and taste. From jewellery to hand made leather bags, and everything in between.... 

Cute cosmetics stands, which could easily be mistaken for pick and mix sweets....

A whole spread of retro and antique cameras, enough to excite any budding photographer...

Among the rows of stalls and sellers was nestled a small artist gallery. Always a fan of original art and in desperate need to fill our apartment walls with colour. We spotted a gem. Drawn to the mono-chrome canvas, painted with simplistic class, we were instantly transported us back to our recent trip to Paris, we could almost smell it. 

We couldn't wait to wrap this baby up and take her home. 

I can just pretend it was actually bought in Paris! 

After an hour or so of navigating the maze of market stalls, our stomaches started to chirp up as all kinds of gorgeous smells floated through the air from the food stalls... 

But that will have to wait for my next post ;)