My Sunday afternoon in London was spent visiting the U.K.’s largest market, Camden Market. Upon arriving, Rachel and I were a little bit confused. We saw small market areas scattered everywhere around the grungy, hipster part of town, which reminded me a lot of Atlanta’s Little Five Points area. We were told Camden Market was less food-centric than Borough and Portobello Markets so we ducked into a nearby pub for lunch before shopping.
Do NOT do what we did. After polishing off a plate of Fish ‘n’ Chips at The Elephants Head, we finally spotted the best part of the market along the canal. We immediately regretted eating as we scanned the never-ending food stalls full of delicious dishes. Our full bellies didn’t stop us from sampling banana bread, churros, coffee and free samples but I can’t tell you how many times we said, “Ughhh why did we already eat!?”
If I could go back, I’d take all of my London spending money and buy plates on plates of noodles, hummus, falafel, bratwurst, tacos, sushi, doughnuts, etc. Okay, maybe that’s a little excessive but my best advice for you is to explore your food options before settling. Whichever cuisine craving you may have, you’ll find it at Camden Market.
If you’re not hungry (gasp!), you vintage lovers out there will also enjoy the wide variety of clothing, jewelry and knick-knacks at the market. I bought one of my favorite bags while scoping out the stalls. Overall, Camden Market is the perfect place to get lost for the afternoon. It’s so big that you’re sure to find something to nibble on or buy.