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Camden (Market)

So…

Today Cassia, Julia, Notsile, Sarah, and I decided to put our oyster cards to good use and travel around London. The stops? Camden, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch. First stop after lunch was the famed Camden Market – I was pretty excited because I had heard a lot of interesting things about Camden fashion.

Camden train station

Camden Town train station

first look at Camden

first look at Camden

"get rich or try sharing" graffiti

“get rich or try sharing” graffiti

The first impression of Camden? Colorful. There was graffiti everywhere, and the buildings and shops were multi-colored. I now understand why people say that Camden has a specific style – I definitely loved some of the outfits I saw on people walking by, but I would never be able to pull them off!

a Blues Bar!

a Blues Bar!

loving the colors!

loving the colors!

The market was pretty close to the station, so it wasn’t that far of a walk. The shops directly across from it were probably the most interesting ones we came across during our short trip – one had the bottom half of a body hanging on the wall (probably to show that it sold jeans), and another had a small collection of large shoes plastered above the shop!

interesting shops across the street

interesting shops across the street

Camden Market was almost exactly what I imagined it would be – stalls upon stalls of interesting clothing and knickknacks. I immediately went to one of the jewelry stalls to look at their display pieces, and found myself laughing at the necklaces on display. A mockingjay pendant, a Deathly Hallows symbol, a Time Turner, and further along, the One Ring (including the inscription) AND a golden snitch with silver wings? How many randoms could be represented in one jewelry stall? 

the famous Camden Market

the famous Camden Market

love me some jewelry!

love me some jewelry!

Mockingjay necklace vs. Time Turner vs. Deathly Hallows symbol

Mockingjay necklace vs. Time Turner vs. Deathly Hallows symbol

the One Ring

the One Ring

Golden Snitch

Golden Snitch

owl necklaces

owl necklaces

The other stalls were just as interesting, and I was definitely tempted by several of the band shirts I saw on display. I did give in and buy the One Ring necklace though – the Mockingjay is meant to be a pin, and I already have a Time Turner necklace (from the WB Studio itself) so that is enough Harry Potter memorabilia for me!

t-shirts on sale!

t-shirts on sale!

t-shirt of the famous Abbey Road Beatles poster

t-shirt of the famous Abbey Road Beatles poster

pretty dresses

pretty dresses

After leaving the market and heading towards the train station, we stepped onto the platform for the next stop on our trip: Brick Lane!

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