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