So after today I’ve made the decision that in order for my life to move forward I need to move to Camden and just act as if I’m much cooler than I am in order to have endless enjoyment and fun times. As you may have gathered today consisted of visiting Camden Town and its famous markets in order to shop, eat and drink. What more could anyone want?
I’m starting to enjoy getting the tube now because after a few days it’s pretty easy to understand and today we went all the way from Canary Wharf to Camden Town, which barely took anytime at all. The whole décor of Camden looked exactly how I remembered but the stalls seemed to all be pretty different. In order to shop I would definitely recommend. Everyone has a misconception that it’s going to be really pricey but it’s not. The proof, I brought two t-shirts and a necklace today all for under twenty five pounds.
However there seems to be a lot less variety that I remember. Essentially there are five categories of stall, hippy chic, general London paraphernalia, Jamaican culture, Goth and trendy indie clothes. And then within these categories there’s no variety in what actually makes up the stall. Once you’ve seen one Goth shop, you’ve seen them all, which applies to all these individual categories. I’d personally prefer a greater sense of individuality and variety within the stalls but I suppose these kinds of things are becoming more and more hard to come by.
There is also food and lots of it. Every type of cuisine you could wish for is catered for and it looks and smells amazing. However this is where the prices start to become a little less student friendly, I can’t personally justify spending five pounds on a small portion of Chinese food, even if it does look like it’s going to taste heavenly. However, it is still possible to eat and drink cheaply even in the centre of Camden Locks, if you know where the Wetherspoons is. Luckily we did which meant even though the bar was in a prime location we weren’t paying extortionate prices for food and drink for the first time this week.
Although really the coolest bit of the day had to be the fact that as we decided to cut down a back street in order to avoid the crowds we stumbled past Noel Fielding and his brother Matt, which was totally weird. I, being the individual I am, really didn’t play this situation cool and kind of shouted my thoughts out loud instead of keeping them in my head (which happens sometimes) and seemed to point at him and go, “Oh look, it’s actually Noel Fielding.” I don’t think that’s the best way to approach these people, he kind of smiled and waved and I walked away thinking about all the cool things I could have said instead and how much better this blog post would be if I’d done any of the cool things I’ve since thought of. Also, a picture would have been good, to prove this happened, but the guy was on the phone and it seemed impolite.