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Camden market

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

I wanted to go for another walk today but the weather was a bit yucky so I took the bus to Camden market, to start a desultory hunt for a birthday present for my niece.

Camden market . . . ah, the memories! 30 years ago, in my yoof, I used to hang out there at weekends with my friends. How young and hip we were. EVERYBODY wore black and nothing else, and nobody except the stallholders was over 30.

It's a bit different now, because it attracts people my age as well as the yoof. And quite a lot of tourists of all ages.



I saw a telly programme a couple of years back that suggested that a lot of street fashion in the UK was started in Camden market.



Interesting idea.

There's certainly an air of cultural fusion. You can eat in just about any country in the world there, and I'd guess a lot of it is more authentic than yer average restaurant.




No, I did not partake. Once started, I would have been unable to stop.

I started looking at some of the clothes and I really fancied this frock. Not thin enough yet, but I'll be back. Oh, I can't wait till I can get into stuff like this. I can't WAIT!



The building itself is interesting.


It's a series of warehouses and a former stables and they have horse sculptures to remind you of this.


After the market I headed off to Oxford Street.

Selfridges have an interesting display in their window, which includes a conveyor belt with chocolates on. The thing is, being endlessly dropped and picked up again has made most of the chocolates lose their wrappers.

The result is, like the weather, a bit yucky.



These looked ok though!

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SERASARA 1/5/2013 11:46PM

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NLYR20 12/25/2012 9:17PM

  Nice and Interesting...

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/18/2012 8:29AM

    Thanks for sharing your walk. What a wonderful way to get exercise in.

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REMEMBER2BME 12/13/2012 5:15PM

    Amazing picture. Thanks so much for sharing!

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AMANDEES76 12/13/2012 10:03AM

    Great way to get in your activity for the day. I hope to one day make it for a visit and would love to see Camden market.

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REGSHAR 12/13/2012 9:59AM

    THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US WHO WOULD NEVER VISIT CAMDEN MARKET. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS VERY INTERESTING.
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GRAMPIAN 12/13/2012 9:46AM

  Camden Market is great: I always enjoy going there. There's an interesting banner among the lights in Oxford Street this year, with a little boy saying 'You either love it or you hate it' - how true!

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WHITEANGEL4 12/12/2012 8:58PM

    Thanks for taking us along on your trip

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JLLOVETT 12/12/2012 4:49PM

    I enjoyed the outing! Let's go again?!?!



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AMARILYNH 12/12/2012 12:24PM

    Another site to add to my bucket list!!

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CAM2438 12/12/2012 6:51AM

    Thanks for a great blog! emoticon

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REGILIEH 12/11/2012 11:23PM

    emoticon emoticon for the beautiful memories you brought me of when I was fortunate to go to Camden Market, I loved it and wished I was there enjoying it with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FATHINSN 12/11/2012 10:39PM

    I wish I can go there! That place has lots of interesting things to see and try :D

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/11/2012 7:18PM

    Wonderful culture. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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JULIA1154 12/11/2012 5:20PM

  Thanks for taking us along to the market with you. It looked like such fun - and I'm looking forward to seeing that dress on you this time next year!



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OKLAMEG1 12/11/2012 4:42PM

  I love your blogs! I would love to come to the UK and see these things, but I don't have to because your pictures and vivid descriptions make me feel like I'm right there. Thanks so much for giving all of us a mini vacation!

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PMFISH 12/11/2012 2:40PM

    I have been to London several times, but missed Camden market. Thanks for sharing!

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MARZIPAN22 12/11/2012 11:07AM

    What a fun blog! I bought one of my most prized possessions at the Camden Market when on holiday some years back...a tapestry wall hanging of Little Red Riding Hood and her wolfie friend made, probably, in Belgium maybe in the early 1900. Maybe we walked past each other without knowing we'd be fellow Sparkies someday. :-)

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LYNCHD05 12/11/2012 10:37AM

    Thanks for taking me along again!

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BANDMOM2012 12/11/2012 10:01AM

    :)

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TEDIEBEAR1 12/11/2012 9:59AM

    I just love your blogs! The pictures of places I've never seen are a big draw. Spark on! emoticon

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FIRECOM 12/11/2012 9:10AM

    I sure hope you had as much fun writing this as I did reading it.

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PHEBESS 12/11/2012 2:24AM

    Love markets like that!

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MARYJEANSL 12/11/2012 12:57AM

  Going to that market looks like so much fun!! Thanks for telling us about it.

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JANETTEB553 12/11/2012 12:09AM

    Chocolate..chocolate....sob sob

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JUNEAU2010 12/10/2012 11:25PM

    Love the horse sculptures!

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PCASEY7 12/10/2012 11:08PM

    Thanks for the blog and pics!

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    Very interesting pictures!! emoticon emoticon for sharing.

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ROCKYCPA 12/10/2012 10:23PM

    Thanks so much for sharing - love the pics!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/10/2012 10:11PM

  I enjoyed seeing a different kind of market. Thanks for the tour : ))

Yesterday I went to a Christmas party, and it turned out they served high tea. She had a lovely collection of china and tea pots. She even had purchased some lemon curd, and a berry variety.

I wish I could recall the same of the tea, sticky " something or other", had a Carmel favor.

She had an entire room decorated for Christmas. So charming. Such a holiday treat!!!!

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NOMORENOMORE 12/10/2012 10:07PM

    Thank you for sharing your jaunt. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/10/2012 9:59PM

    Neat place.

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KIPPER15 12/10/2012 9:48PM

    Love the market. Thank you for the trip

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DANAPRIME 12/10/2012 8:41PM

    wonderful tour! I think the local chamber of commerce or whatever you call it should be paying you!

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GINGERVISTA 12/10/2012 8:24PM

    LOVED it! I SO would love to travel the world. I assume this is London. Lovely. emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 12/10/2012 7:55PM

    Interesting blog~love learning about new places.

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BANNERMAN 12/10/2012 7:12PM

  Thanks for giving us on this side of the water a taste of the other side of the world.

Good luck on your journey.

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BRITVIC 12/10/2012 6:46PM

  Ah Camden Locks, I lived in Walthamstow around 1973ish and it was THE place to go and hang out.

Thanks for helping me relive my (mis-spent) youth! AND as a woman living in CA I wouldn't mind a Quality Street right now - I loved the purple ones!

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BARBARASDIET 12/10/2012 5:47PM

    Nice photos

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ARUSHING2 12/10/2012 5:36PM

  nice, Nice, NICE - thanks.

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INGMARIE 12/10/2012 4:44PM

    Great one, thanks for sharing i love markets soo much fun
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THOMS1 12/10/2012 4:43PM

    I enjoy your blogs also. I always feel as though I have been there. I have a friend who went on a trip to the holy land and after he told me everything that he did and saw I also felt as though I had been there. Thank You!

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