Camden Market was one of the few places that I had never visited, that yet really screamed out “Me”. It’s always been one of those places that I’ve wanted to visit for so many years now, but living so far away from London, I’ve never really had the chance. Although I would love to live and work in London, unfortunately I’m still a bit too young yet to pack my bags and head for the big city.
Obviously, although I had always longed to roam the unique streets of Camden, I had never actually been there before; and it was a bit of jump into the dark when i suggested to my Aunty and Mum that we should go and check it out for ourselves. However much you research a place or see pictures’s, you never get to know the vibe of the place or what it’s really like. Camden is definitely a place that you need to just go to and visit, because honestly it is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. It’s just so much different to the traditional side of London that we all know. There’s no busy businessmen or commuters barging past you with their briefcases running to the next meeting, or hardly any really typical tourists that are wanting to buy all the London crap and souvenirs, or taking photo after photo. But to be honest, I’ll take that one back; because I wasn’t shy with my camera that day.
Although I expected it to be a really unique and urban place, you always have a vision of how somewhere is going to be, and although my original idea of Camden was ever so slightly off, looks-wise, it blew me away more than you could ever know; and I still can’t believe that i had never set foot there before Saturday.
Camden is just one of those places where everyone is so laid back, and people just casually wonder around without a care in the world. Unlike many places in the capital, it has a real feel of community and soul, every person that had a market stall, or owned a cute shop or boutique along the main high-street in Camden, just seemed to be so passionate about what they had made or what they did as a career. So many of the people where really genuine and down to earth, which creates a great atmosphere to just casually ponder around in and have a good old chat while you shop. I think that it’s one of those places that you would love to be a part of, whether that’s through being a resident there or a business owner. There’s just something about Camden, that has really strengthen my love for our capital city.
Camden Market is just somewhere that is so different, unique, and urban, and is definitely somewhere that you need to go and have a ponder around the next time that you’re in London. But i know that it’s not always that easy.