Camden Market in London

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.

Camden Market in London. We thought this was the only area to shop around, but turns out the market extends down the road!

Camden Market in London. We thought this was the only area to shop around, but turns out the market extends down the road!

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Fish ‘n’ chips from the Elephant’s Head Pub by Camden Market

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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!?”

My favorite part of the market across the canal

My favorite part of the market across the canal

Banana fudge cake

Banana fudge cake

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Dulce de Leche-filled churro

Dulce de Leche-filled churro

Ethiopian coffee

Ethiopian coffee

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.

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Fresh sushi

Fresh sushi

Best hummus I've ever tried was at this Mediterranean table

Best hummus I’ve ever tried was at this Mediterranean table

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So many options!

So many options!

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.

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