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June 22, 2000
From journal London: City of Love?
Olmsted Township, Ohio
September 8, 2002
From journal London in Late July
March 25, 2001
From journal 48 Hours in London
London, England, United Kingdom
February 4, 2013
From journal Things to do in London - Part Two
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
May 28, 2011
The London Bucket,
High in London
by captain kait
Houghton, New York
May 22, 2005
Two buildings house stalls of artisans, booksellers, and more, but that is just the beginning. Long walkways stretch between the areas and are lined with vintage clothing, music shops, world goods, and trendy boutiques. Each tent, pavilion, or stall has a specialty, from military apparel to wooden furniture to pop-culture iconography. One shop deep within the market blasts pumping techno music and offers the wildest fashions for clubbing - think spikes, huge foam, fluorescent colors, and skimpy syles, worth a trip simply to broaden your horizons.
The main food area offers pavilion-style seating and any type of food you could desire. There is also a corridor of mainly Asian cuisines whose sellers will accost all passerbys. However, if you arrive at the right time, around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, they are trying to get rid of their day's food and will offer you drastic reductions. In the colder times of year, mulled wine, a British classic, is always a good choice. Or grab a fresh crepe (plain nutella are the cheapest, but classic and absolutely delicious) served folded into a cup to tear off bites with your fingers as you browse. Exploring this market takes some time, but if you have an afternoon to wander the stalls, it is a beautiful location and a place to find more than the tourist trap shopping.
From journal Semester in London
April 16, 2005
From journal Three Months in Europe
May 9, 2005
Don't bother to buy shoes. Most of the stores lack good customer service and will not help you if don't look like you are going to buy something. Plus, they are overpriced for the quality, and you can't really barter with them.
Try to find the old horse stable. If you are into antiques, you can find old dishes and silverware and books. The vendors here are very friendly. One man struck up a conversation with me because he thought I was from California (I was wearing a University of Southern California sweatshirt). There are lots of food vendors, and getting a quick, cheap lunch is not difficult.
There is a Doc Marten store if you walk to the left of the tube station as you come out. This would be the best time to get them! While the exchange rate may make it more expensive, they can custom-fit them, and sometimes, just sometimes, the shoes are cheaper there than here in the States.
Take the Northern Line to Camden Town tube station.
Camden Market is also a great place to find a cheap lunch and you can find anything from fast food to Indian to Moraccan to Crepes to African...Everything. My friends were wild about the Chinese food they found there it was only TWO POUNDS!
From journal London Calling
August 3, 2005
The following markets are all located in Camden and are open most days of the week. Camden Canal is only open on weekends.
The first market you will come across is like a flea market, selling T-shirts, CDs, funky clothing, and boots. Shop carefully, and shop around, as most stores offer the same merchandise as those around them. Here I found some inexpensive T-shirts (for London).
Walking up the main street, you come to the Camden Stables, where Cyberdog is located. This store is a tourist attraction in its own right, its interior decor reminiscent of a space-ship. The clothing is very pricey but very unique and cool clubwear. For those of us with a depreciating currency, the sale rack is fantastic. This is their main store. Note: no photography is allowed.
For goths, the most famous store is the Black Rose, which sells very traditional goth finery. It is located in the Stables. I found their merchandise dated, but some people still wear this style. For other styles in goth fashion, check out Darkside on the main street. Prices are high, but London offers the best goth shopping in the world. There is also an Illig store tucked into one of the markets, provided that Illig is still in business.
Along High Street, many stores offer the ubiquitous Doc Maarten in every possible color, along with the other big shoe brands, Swears and New Rocks.
For more goth shopping tips, this site is awesome. I used it to plan my trip to London.
From journal Weekends in London
New York, New York
July 31, 2001
About half a mile away, you can escape the madness of the markets and head up to Primrose Hill. I was told that it offers one of the best views of London, and that turned out to be true. Among the people walking their dogs, playing with their kids, and romancing each other, we sat for a while and enjoyed this somewhat hidden treasure.
From Primrose Hill, you can head to nearby Regent Park and Zoo or take the Tube (Chalk Farm) back to downtown.
From journal Long London Weekend