Camden Lock, London
London’s infamous Camden Lock Market was one of the clear highlights of my travels last year. It was a buzzing hub of talent featuring some of London’s finest up and coming designers. The energy was bouncing off every street with such a diverse mix of culture, and the atmosphere just made you feel like you wanted nothing more than to open up your own little stall and stay there for good.
The description of Camden Lock could go on forever with all its expressive detail. But to keep it concise I will describe it in these few short words; young, vibrant, fresh and edgy… the perfect place to breathe some lively inspiration to your creative flair. With it’s unique style and one of a kind pieces there’s no wonder it’s renowned as the creative heart of London.
This is my little man, Maxwell. He’s my prince.
As a lover of horses I really appreciated the attention to detail at the Horse Tunnel Market. The shops were built within an old stable block that originated in 1854, some of the shops cleverly imbedded in their own individual stables. The corridors were narrow but full of unique and quirky shops, ranging from crafts, books, art, jewellery and clothing, some of which were vintage treasures and others authentic hand made goods.
You could feel the history beneath your feet as you walked along the worn, uneven cobble stone floors, and it was easy to imagine the tunnels full of life with the clip clop of hooves echoing down the laneways.
The alternative lifestyle of Camden Town is one that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated, and I recommend to do so at least once in your lifetime.