London Shopping: Camden Market

Just a few days after my arrival here in England, my mom and I went to London to stay overnight in a relative’s house. One of the first places I’ve been to is the famous Camden Market.

Shop ‘Till You Drop at Camden Market

Camden Market is one of the top shopping destinations in London. My cousin said that I should go there if I want to see something ‘unique’. It is located in Camden Town near Hampstead Road Lock of the Regent’s Canal or Camden Lock. It is composed of six different sections:  Camden Lock Market, Historic Stables Market, Buck Street Market, Camden Lock Village, Electric Ballroom and Inverness Street Market. I was only able to explore and take pictures on the first three sections i mentioned.

Camden Town’s Buck Street Market

Buck Street Market

The Buck Street Market is the first section that I saw upon arrival to Camden Market. Once you see the green signboard with the text ‘The Camden Market’ on it, that is the Buck Street! Most of the items being sold here are clothes and accessories. We didn’t get the chance to really explore this part.

Camden Lock Market

The Camden Lock Market is the busiest of six sections. It is located at the side of Regent’s Canal. It is also accessible to commuters because it is near the Camden Town Tube Station. In this side of Camden, i saw wide variety of items from colorful lamps, to second hand clothing and bags, to food stalls from different countries, to antiques and many, many more. I even found a number of vintage Chanel and LV bags and seeing all the vintage Prada and Gucci sunglasses made me realize why the same classic style has remained in fashion so long, the new sunglasses look so similar!. I am not a big fan of shopping, but i find this place really interesting. You can also see diverse cultures and interests among buyers and sellers.

Horse Tunnel Market – Stables Market

Stables Market

The Stables Market is one of the historic spots in London. It was built in 1854 and is now being owned by Bebo & O.D. Kobo. It used to be Midland Railway Stable and up to this day, the old structure is still there. I noticed that some of the stalls can be compared to real horse stables.

Is that for real?!

I spotted a number of vintage finds in Stables Market. My mom went to one vintage coat stall and at first, i was amazed because there is a huge variety of coats – there are real and fake fur coats being sold. There are even labels on when the coats were made (The oldest i’ve seen was made in the 1900’s!). I seriously got scared when i touched this one fur coat that was made in the 1950’s. It felt like i am really touching a real wild bear. Tito Willie all of a sudden scared me then i screamed a bit LOL.

Camden Market Food Court

There is also an open food court in Camden Market. There is also a good variety of selection for food like Brazilian, Chinese, Indian and English. That time, all i had in mind is hot coffee.

It was the third week of December and my body is not yet used to the very very very cold winter feel of Europe.

Here are some of the pictures I managed to take:

Micamyx was here 😛
Camden Market
Shoppers’ Haven
Cyberdog
Define Vintage
Historical Stables Market, indeed

I am not a shopaholic. I enjoyed my stay in the Camden Market though due to its interesting structure and in a way, it is also one of London’s historical site. If you are into vintage, gothic, history, arts and all that, you will surely appreciate this place. Despite the cold weather, a lot of tourists are patiently scouting for cheap flights to London. Shopping in winter time can be a memorable experience for an Asian lady from a tropical country like me 😛

We didn’t have enough time to explore the other parts of Camden Market because we only stayed there for two hours. Also, i couldn’t really stand the cold weather that time. Coffee break, please! 😛

9 Comments

  1. nice furry coat, would be lovely for winter, but maybe not, the fake ones will do for me 🙂 (I also like exploring markets, it is one of the best places to get to know a city or a new place, the sight, smell, sound and everything about it are so interesting for me)

    February 17, 2011
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    • admin said:

      I don’t like the real ones too. Parang naaamoy mo pa rin yung animals 😐

      February 19, 2011
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  2. chyng said:

    hey Mica, perfect!di ba you promised yourself to enrich your wardrobe? this is the perfect time to start! sosyal pa, prada at LV!

    February 17, 2011
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    • admin said:

      Medyo pricey pa rin for me hehe tsaka tinatamad akong mag-ikot-ikot 😛 Si Mama ang may nabili hehe

      February 19, 2011
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  3. Cedric said:

    Been wanting to this place since I was a kid. Lalo lang akong nainggit nung pinost mo to. Hehe. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    February 17, 2011
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    • admin said:

      Sana makapunta ka rin soon 😀 Lots of interesting finds.

      February 19, 2011
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  4. pinoy boy said:

    i am missing someone from England. I hope to visit her real soon. A day to the market, and then fish n’ chips for lunch is a perfect date!

    February 24, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Tama! 🙂 hmmm… mind to share who she is? 😛

      February 25, 2011
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  5. Amadeus Baraan said:

    My sister and I are definitely going to all these Markets! haha.

    September 27, 2011
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