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Camden Lock Market

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  • Day3

    Schlemmen am Camden Market

    January 11 in the United Kingdom

    Ich glaube, größer kann der Kontrast kaum sein, wenn man von Chelsea direkt zum Camden Market fährt. Aber ich liebe es. Die Kontraste. In Camden weht ein anderer Wind. Es ist ein Gewusel und Gedränge. Wenn man aus der U-Bahn kommt, sieht man erst mal überall Shops mit schrecklichen Souvenirs und versteht gar nicht, warum man hier unbedingt hin muss. Wenn ihr ein Stückchen weiter Richtung Kanal lauft, kommt ihr zum echten Camden Market.
    Neben allerhand Kunsthandwerk gibt es auch hier ein kulinarisches Angebot vom Feinsten, wo wirklich kein Wunsch unerfüllt bleibt. Handmade, glutenfree, vegan.
    Mein Tipp: Lasst euch treiben, nehmt euch Zeit und bringt Hunger mit.

    Mehr Infos im Blogpost: http://www.lilies-diary.com/die-5x5-insider-tipps-london/
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  • Day8

    Camden Markets

    April 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Having well and truly mastered the underground by now I went a little further afield to the Camden Markets (as recommended by Nat!). The area was definitely a little grittier than Central London. There are several markets here and I visited one called The Stables Market. It is another example of the repurposing of lovely old buildings in London. Based inside an old Stable and Horse hospital, it was full of unusual people and stalls selling all kinds of things on a busy Sunday afternoon.

    After a quick lunch of prawns cooked three ways, I wandered around the Market. Luckily I'm limited with space so no big purchases but I did buy myself a couple of necklaces (I know.....) before heading back to London Central.
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  • Day47

    Still enjoying London...

    June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Sunday. Hours after, the terror ripples on through the city. But it does not stop us. We all go quietly, gently, respectful of the pain felt across this community.
    For us it meant worship and lunch at City Temple ( Norwood's old church). Then we headed up to Camden. Funky markets, winding canals, ancient churches, and sprawling Regent's Park all in a few hours.
    We also had dinner and a delightful catchup with some old friends... Thanks Edi and Raff for a wonderful evening.

    Just a day to go now.
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  • Day36

    Driving into London

    August 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Driving in one of the world's largest cities was always going to be exciting - but not for Mary [ace navigator]. Leaving London was easy - straight up the M1 going north - but coming back we were on the M4 which enters the city from the west, meaning we would have to drive through the middle of London to get to Russell Square. It was a slightly familiar route with Heathrow Airport, Kensington, past Harrods, Madame Tussauds, couple of laps around Kings Cross and St Pancras railways stations and to our hotel for the bag drop off, before returning the hire car. No problems.

    The Camden Market was on our list - I wasn't sure about it but Mary said that is was recommended by Jemma Dacy - so it should be okay. This place is seriously weird - many alternate people, footpaths full of sellers, markets everywhere, things to see and do that you won't see in sleepy Hobart. Mary bought a hand made red poppy and a leather jacket - looks good.

    We went to check on our EE mobile SIM card as time was running out and I wanted to check on the global roaming. Couldn't find a shop - so we changed to Vodafone ...£20 for unlimited SMS, 500 minutes of Voice and 6Gb of data and no problems with data roaming throughout Europe - more on that later.

    Tomorrow is going to be a great day with the train and ferry rides. I decided to check on our leaving point from Kings Cross station - glad I did because we were leaving from Euston Station. Went for a walk to check on that and decided that we needed a taxi in the morning.

    Met some Aussie's in the pub over dinner and swapped travel stories - nice to hear familiar voices and sense of humour. Our room in London was again very small - no room to put a suitcase on the floor anywhere and open it up !! But the room was very clean and comfortable and so we had a good nights rest ready for our long day tomorrow travelling to Ireland.

    Cheers.
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  • Day9

    Day 9: London, England

    July 15, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Today is our last full day in London and Joel's enthusuatic to see as much as we can. We first stopped back at Westminster to see 10 Downing street, but you can only see from a distance- no Theresa May spotting this time. We walk over to the imperial war museum's Churchill War Rooms and toured the underground bunkers where he led the majority of World War 2 and learned a lot about his life I never knew. I was unsure if we were going to do this since it's pretty expensive, but Joel was really interested and it ended up being pretty good. It was bigger than I expected and it put an interesting perspective on the war. We crossed Westminster bridge dodging through the hoards of people to grab lunch at Pret a Manger under the London Eye. Love Pret. Cheap, healthy, quick, and delicious. We need these to have an option in between Starbucks and Panera. We walked with our coffee along the south bank with it's street performers, runners, tourists, and business people. We turned right to walk through the old Borough Market which is a bustling food market with lots of great produce, meats, cheeses, lunches, coffees, etc. After quickly perusing we walked to The Shard which is the tallest building in London and for modern architecture quite nice. You can go to the top for £30- no thanks. We then continue our walk through a maze of streets to the Bermondsey Market with antiques mainly consisting of silver and peruse, but most are closing up by 3. We turn to go back to the shard where the London Bridge underground is and take it all around the city to Camden Town Market on the NW part of London. This is an interesting place and I'm having a hard time deciding what word to use for this neighborhood- perhaps eclectic or maybe international. It's the strangest mixture of trendy, goth, punk, and artsy. There are perhaps hundreds of vendors of everything you can imagine. Most of it's kitchy and trash, with a few nice artsy vendors, but it's the food you want to go here for. Every kind of food from every kind of cuisine seems to represented from jamaican, ethiopian, british, gluten free, vegetarian, israeli, indian, american, cuban, venezuelan, chinese, italian, french, it's all here for very reasonable prices. I sample what's offered, but decide to wait for an actual dinner later. We return to our flat to rest and plan the night. We decide to return to knightsbridge to complete the circle around London by visiting Harrods. Ah, Harrods. What an extraordinary place. Harrods is the sort of place that will make your jaw drop in awe at it's opulence and also make you gag with the absolute ridiculousness of it all. I'm glad I saw it, but it was my least favorite place in all of London that we visited. It's such an attraction to tourists that it feels anything, but British. In fact much of London feels unbritish, but this section especially. We did get some traditional British grub at a restaurant called The Bunch of Grapes down the road then grabbed some chocolate tarts on the way back before jumping on the tube for the last time (exactly £0 left on my oyster card!). As Joel said leaving the tube: "Goodnight tube. Goodnight knightsbridge. Goodnight smelly people. Goodnight escalator." Joel and I are always discussing what it would be like to live in the place we're visiting- and it's really hard to say whether I could put up with the tourists and foreigners and smokers for long. It's a wonderfully varied city with so much to see and do and I feel we've accomplished what we set out to do. Next up... Paris.Read more

  • Day6

    Camden Market - Camden Lock Market

    June 16 in the United Kingdom

    Die Straße entlang ging es weiter, bis uns der Monopoly-Mann angelächelt hat. Hier ging es dann rein in den Camden Lock Market. Dieser Teil des Camden Market ist sehr schön aber sehr überfüllt. Hier gibt es Schmuck, Kleidung, Accessoires, Antiquitäten, Essen und Trinken. Eine coole Sache die mir hier ins Auge gefallen ist, ist Schmuck aus Essen. Fotos waren nicht erlaubt, geschafft hab ich es aber trotzdem. Ohrringe aus Erdbeeren und Kiwis, coole Idee! Der Camden Lock Market liegt direkt an einem kleinen Fluss, dem Camden Kanal. Auf Höhe des Marktes ist ein kleiner Pier von dem aus Sightseeing Botte fahren. Hier ist auch eine Schleuse, mit der die Höhe des Wasserspiegels gesenkt wird um die Boote nach Oben oder nach Unten zu bewegen, um Sie Flussabwärts oder Flussabwärts fahren zu lassen. Die Halle mit den Ständen gibt es bereits seit 1970.Read more

  • Day6

    Mittagessen im Camden Lock Market

    June 16 in the United Kingdom

    Immer der Nase nach sind wir im Essensbereich direkt am Camden Kanal angekommen und ich konnte es nicht lassen, etwas kleines zu probieren. Dort gab es einen Laden namens ‘‘The Cheese Wheel‘‘. Dort haben Sie nur Fettuccine Alfredo, mit verschiedenen Toppings. Fettuccine Alfredo sind und bleiben meine liebsten Nudeln, also musste ich einfach zu schlagen. Die Besonderheit ist, dass die heißen und selbst gemachten Nudeln in einem Käserad zubereitet werden. Die Nudeln waren lecker, leider aber nicht so übertrieben lecker wie ich sie mir vorgestellt habe. Nadine und ich haben uns die Portion geteilt und waren gut gesättigt. Auf der gegenüber liegenden Seite haben wir, auf der Suche nach einem WC, ein Restaurant gefunden mit der riesigen Statue über dem Eingang. Der Laden heißt Shaka Zulu. Nach dem wir auf dem WC waren (wie immer, 40 Pence) hatten wir eine Stelle gefunden, auf der man einen super Überblick über den Essensbereich hat.Read more

  • Day6

    Camden Market - Camden Stables Market

    June 16 in the United Kingdom

    Als letzten Markt vom Camden Market haben wir uns dann den Camden Stables Market angesehen, den mit Abstand größten der Märkte. Ich weiß immer noch nicht genau, ob wir alles gesehen haben und wenn nicht, wie viel wir nicht gesehen haben. Der Markt beginnt an der markieren Stelle und streckt sich in Schlangenlinien in der gesamten Region. Direkt am Hauptpunkt sind einige normale Läden/Restaurants. Der restliche Markt besteht aus Ständen im Freien und Ständen in Hallen. Hier sind wenn auch auf diese wunderschönen Lampen und die supergeile Batman Figur gestoßen. Bekannt ist der Camden Stables Market auch wegen der Amy Winehouse Figur. Amy Winehouse hat selbst, vor ihrem Kometenhaften Aufstieg, in diesem Markt gearbeitet. Interessante Infos über den Camden Stables Market. Der Name kommt daher, dass die Gegend des Marktes früher Pferdeställe und ein Pferdekrankenhaus waren, daher auch die riesige Fläche und die teilweise großen Hallen. Vor einigen Jahren gab es eine große Demonstration um zu verhindern, dass Modeketten hier Einzug erhalten. Die Demonstration war erfolgreich, deswegen sind weiterhin keine Modekette erlaubt. Der Fokus des Marktes liegt auf Kleidung, Möbel und Gegenstände gut Einrichtung des Haushaltes. Dieser Markt ist der einzige mit Möbel und ähnlichem.Read more

  • Day6

    Abendessen in Mildreds

    June 16 in the United Kingdom

    Bereits seit gestern war unser Ziel, im rein vegetarisch und veganen Restaurant Mildreds zu Abend zu essen und so viel Vorweg, es war eine sehr sehr gute Idee! Meiner Meinung nach war das Essen dort, das Beste das wir bisher im Urlaub hatten. Begrüßt wurden wir mit der Frage ob wir irgendwelche zu berücksichtigenden Allergien haben. Auf meine Antwort, das wir keine haben aber Vegetarier sind habe ich ein Lächeln geerntet. Der Kellner hat direkt eine Wasserkaraffe mitgenommen und uns hingestellt. Sehr positive für diese kleine Restaurantkette (4 Restaurants in London), kostenloses Wasser ohne Nachfrage. Obwohl es sehr früh für Abendessen war, war das Restaurant relativ gut gefüllt. Das Restaurant ist von außen zwar unscheinbar, von innen aber sehr schön und trotzdem schick eingerichtet. Für mich gab es zum Essen Sri-Lanka Curry mit Reis. In dem Curry waren Süßkartoffeln, grüne Bohnen, Cashews und Karotten. Es hat unbeschreiblich gut geschmeckt! Die Schüssel hätte ich am liebsten behalten, hat mir super gefallen. Nadine hatte einen Chickenburger mit Pommes. Das Chicken auf dem Burger nennt man Mock Chicken. Mock chicken ist ein Hähnchenersatz, den wir bisher noch nicht kannten. Auch Nadines Burger und Pommes waren super gut! Dieses Restaurant wünschen wir uns in Deutschland und wir würden es am liebsten mitnehmen. Schade, dass wir es nicht früher gefunden haben. Dieses Restaurant werden wir definitiv belagern wenn wir wieder mal nach London kommen und ich hoffe, jeder Vegetarier der London besucht besucht dieses Restaurant und beschafft ihnen den Ruhm, den sie verdient haben. Hammer Restaurant! Super leckeres Essen, sehr guter Service und sehr nette Kellner. Nach dem Essen ging es zurück ins Hotel. Ursprünglich wollten wir Abends nochmal raus und die Tower Bridge bei Nacht ansehen. Da aber unsere Batterien heute einfach leer sind und Samstag Abend ohnehin sau viel los ist, verschieben wir das auf morgen nach Isle of Dogs und Greenwich. Heute waren es wieder 16,2 Kilometer (22.254 Schritte) und damit sind es seit Urlaubsanfang ca. 85 Kilometer in 6 Tagen. Starke Leistung, ich bin Stolz auf uns!Read more

  • Day4

    Canal cruise to start the day

    July 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    I literally fell asleep last night as I couldn't keep my eyes open. That rarely happens.
    Woke up this morning at 4am ready to do it all again only to find out it was only 4am.
    Daylight hours here are amazing at the moment. It's not dark till about 10.30pm which means you dont realise how late your day/night is when you are out because it is still light and this morning when I woke for the first time I noticed that it is quite light by 4am.
    Lucked out again for Wimbeldon tickets so headed out on the tube to Little Venice to take a canal cruise (Jasons Cruises) on Regents Canal. We arrived earlier and watched life on the canal. Lots of narrow boats line the canal, with almost 24,000 people living on narrow boats on canals.
    There were paddle boarders out on the still water, sharing space with the swans and their cute babies.
    The canal cruise was lovely - slow and relaxing on a day of perfect weather - 28C.
    We travelled thru tunnels, under bridges, along the back of Regents Park and a section of the London Zoo.
    Our trip was one way to Camden Market so we climbed off the narrow boat an hour later and went exploring thru the market.
    This market was so much fun. All of the street food stalls looked great with such variety and the rest of the market ranged from souvenirs to eclectic to quality products. The architecture in the place is fantastic too. We loved our time here and would have loved to spend hours here.
    We finished off our visit with a columbian dish for lunch followed by ginger margaritas from the mexican restaurant.
    A three km walk to help neutralise the expansion of our waistlines took us from the market to Primrose Hill for views of London, then onto Abbey Road zebra crossing and Abbey Road Studios so Phil could walk back and forwards across the crossing along with many others trying to get the perfect shot like every other tourist there.
    The poor traffic are very frustrated by the antics of the pedestrians here.
    From Abbey Road we took the train back to Oxford St where we experienced the shopping contrasts of Selfridges with its excesses and brands before visiting Primark (Kmart on steroids) just a little further along the street where everything is cheap, plentiful and crowded.
    In between I managed to buy my second pair of shoes in the UK already.
    Next stop on the pavement was a walk down New Bond Street where everything is for the richer than rich folk on our way to Victoria Secret before we made it in the door of The Ritz for a champagne. The experience was short lived before being advised we didn't meet the dress code so would not be able to stay. Phil was wearing shorts!
    Feeling unloved we headed home, stopping at a pub for a drink although not the same as The Ritz, that is for sure, before dining Lebanese tonight.
    The guy sitting closet to Phil during dinner had us in stiches trying not to laugh at his nicely coordinated outfit in a becoming masculine shade of grape, along with his mannerisms and expressions.
    Going home with wilted bodies we chuckled all the way along the street.

    Phil - I'm in London. It hit me today and Wendy cannot get the smile off my face. Having grown up with "on the buses" with Reg Varney, the " Carry On" movies with Sid James and Steptoe and Son, I was able to re-live all those memories. Walking across Abbey Road was magic. So many doing it, they have a live web cam to show you how funny we are all marching across the road. Camden Market was the best market I have ever been to. I actually wanted to buy so many things, but my sensible wife persuaded me not too. If I ever get back, I will spend a full day there, and fill my bags of goodies.
    Wendy has been amazing, walking so far and allowing me to indulge myself. Like jumping on a double decker bus for 4 stops so I can say I have been on one. As I was directing the tour, I gave her a special detour to Victoria Secret. Funny how we got kicked out of the Ritz. Probably a better story than actually getting in to have a drink.
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