Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    CHICCHANTAL   28,158
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints

Camden market

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts

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!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAREN608 12/10/2012 4:12PM

    you make me wish I lived there!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSIEMT 12/10/2012 3:40PM

    I enjoyed your blog! You transported me to a different continent. I enjoyed the new sights and sounds! However, I did not get any extra steps. Oh Well! Keep up the good work! You will get into that dress yet! Sooner than you expect!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHIELDAC 12/10/2012 3:06PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
LEANMEAN2 12/10/2012 2:38PM

    Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDICANE 12/10/2012 2:31PM

    What a great way to get some exercise! And congrats on saying "no" to food you can't say "stop" to!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRAMMAP1 12/10/2012 2:22PM

    What a nice variety. I don't shop much in this broken down body, so thanks for the tour. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANNEMT 12/10/2012 2:00PM

    If I ever got to England, I want you to be my guide!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERYLSBUTT 12/10/2012 1:59PM

    I am always thrilled to take a journey with you.
THank you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALLINMW 12/10/2012 1:55PM

  Looks like a ton of fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMY445 12/10/2012 1:38PM

    what a great blog! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ILIKETOZUMBA 12/10/2012 1:31PM

    That looks like such a fun place to check out! If/when I ever get back to visit London, I'm totally going there!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOANNHUNT 12/10/2012 1:27PM

    Very interesting market. Awesome pictures. My granddaughter would just love the frilly panties for her rollerderby outfit. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TINY67 12/10/2012 1:24PM

    Good blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FRAN0426 12/10/2012 1:23PM

    Thanks for sharing your pictures of the day you spent looking for the birthday present for your niece. Vwery lovely pictures of beautiful sites.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAANN46 12/10/2012 1:04PM

  What a fun place to visit. Thanks for taking us along. I love your enthusiasm.......getting into that outfit won't be too far into your future the way you are going.
Have a great week. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESCATS 12/10/2012 12:52PM

    That looks like a great place to do. I would be in "awe" !! emoticon
Love the frock too. You'll get there, and don't forget to take a picture for all of us to see. emoticon
Another great blog, thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIMBOLEAN 12/10/2012 12:42PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYHENNIG 12/10/2012 12:38PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
CAT-IN-CJ 12/10/2012 12:29PM

    I love the sights and sounds of this type of adventure.
Have never been to UK, but I really miss living in Australia . . . always something fun.

Thanks for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
FORMERFATGUY777 12/10/2012 12:06PM

  My dream vacation is a trip to Ireland and now a weekend at least in England. Your blog makes me wonder my my family ever immigrated to the colonies.

Report Inappropriate Comment
L1ZB3TH354 12/10/2012 11:43AM

    I hope you will be able to buy that cute frock, soon! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us, as always. Awesome blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DR1939 12/10/2012 11:38AM

    I've always wanted to go to Camden Market. Your blogs are making me think about another London holiday, perhaps with a trip to the Peak District.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KARRENLYNN 12/10/2012 11:21AM

    Thanks for being our tour guide of the Camden Market! The first and last pictures were my favorite.

Have a great week,

Karen emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OFGREENGABLES 12/10/2012 11:05AM

    that looks so fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/10/2012 10:56AM

    It would take a months vacation for you to take any of us to just a fraction of these places!! Thank you for sharing!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KHALIA2 12/10/2012 10:46AM

  emoticon I really enjoyed the trip!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TXMEMAW6 12/10/2012 10:30AM

    Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day and showing us some pics of England. I've always wanted to visit there as I have a lot of ancestors from the London area. Oh well, maybe someday. Again, thank you for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
IMJUSTFLUFFY 12/10/2012 10:28AM

    What a treat that was! Most interesting blog!
I applaud you not being lured into the food court & sampling! I would have sampled each dish in that pic!!! ha ha

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEPTUNE1939 12/10/2012 10:01AM

    Great presentation - I would have had to stop at the food buffet. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OSDOWNS 12/10/2012 9:53AM

    Sounds like a fun time!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 12/10/2012 9:52AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
KACEYSW 12/10/2012 9:50AM

    Smashing pics!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARITIMER3 12/10/2012 9:45AM

    I love visiting Camden Market when I'm in London!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWCHINELO 12/10/2012 9:43AM

    you remind of my last summer in the U.K . . . thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSIESLIM62 12/10/2012 9:42AM

  Great pics!I really enjoy your pictures as they give me a taste of England to tide me over unti I can visit in person. emoticon
Good work on not indulging in all those goodies. Must have taken a lot of determination to walk away. emoticon
I understand about the top too(very pretty). Someday we will be able to wear what we want! emoticon emoticon

P.S Did you find anything for your niece?

Comment edited on: 12/10/2012 9:44:16 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
YULLABELLE 12/10/2012 9:36AM

    Thanks for the glimpse into your day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
60NLOVINIT2 12/10/2012 9:35AM

    just wonderful pictures... thanks for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
HLOCHRIDGE 12/10/2012 9:34AM

    Love the pictures!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAURIETAIT 12/10/2012 9:28AM

    Thanks for the tour!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNNY332 12/10/2012 9:22AM

    What fun. Keep up the good work and you will be in that frock before long.

Thanks for sharing. I loved it!


Report Inappropriate Comment
NIKKIJ55 12/10/2012 9:15AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
DJSHIP46 12/10/2012 8:57AM

    A very pleasant change emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TPETRIE 12/10/2012 8:54AM

  So interesting and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GINA180847 12/10/2012 8:50AM

    Can't beat the city for interest. It is because it is full of PEOPLE.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PROVERBS31JULIA 12/10/2012 8:32AM

    Ahhhh a kindred spirit!! I want you to be my travel guide if ever I get to travel to England... And I rather imagine Camden Markete would have been my favourite as a "yoof!! Those frilly red panties looked like they'd taken the red flapper dresses of the "Roaring 20'a" (40 years before our time - nothing new under the sun!!) and made them into eye-catching "boi shorts" for gals to wear. Or the guys...ehhh!

Good for you getting past the chocolates and street food so that you wouldn't undo the exercise of the walking by and seeing all the sites!! Soon you can go back and reward yourself with that cute dress!!


And hope your neice enjoyed her birthday gift !?

Report Inappropriate Comment
LULUBELLE65 12/10/2012 8:28AM

    Another must-do for my London trip this Spring!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBLYNN323 12/10/2012 8:27AM

    Great venture...thanks for sharing!

Love the smock!

Report Inappropriate Comment
THEIS58 12/10/2012 8:23AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
WILSONWR 12/10/2012 8:20AM

    That looks like a great place to visit. How fortunate you are!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DNRAE1 12/10/2012 8:15AM

    What a wonderful market! Did you ever find the gift you wanted to buy? The pretty frock and silly frilly panties were definitely a hit! The food looked very tempting and delicious. Love Indian cuisine!

Great pictures!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.
Member Comments Page (170 total):  < Previous 1 2 3 4 Next >

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by CHICCHANTAL