|Just look at that gorgeous striped trunk and vintage dress form!|
I love London. At a mere 2 hours away by Eurostar its ideal for quick weekend getaways. There's always so much to see and do that I have a hard time narrowing down my choices. Of course my hands down favorite activity to do is to visit the London antique markets. But please don't make me compare between my beloved Parisian ones and London because that would be a hard one to make.
During my recent visits, I made sure to visit the famed Portobello Market and was suitably impressed by all the collectibles one can find there. I had to physically restrain myself from grabbing a million things!
Next stop was the Camden Lock Market. I have to confess, I was disappointed here. I had high expectations and was disappointed to see that the market was overrun with what looked like cheap clothing. A chat with some local stall holders confirmed my fear that most of those selling handmade and unique items had long left Camden Lock.
|a view of the Lock|
I loved this little valise, wished I had room for it in my luggage!
After the disappointment over at Camden Market, I wasn't sure what to expect from Camden Passage. But happily, it was a completely different place. Its very small compared to Portobello and Camden Market but it was full of proper little antique shops selling all sorts of things and stalls with interesting little items.
This one was a fancy store selling beautiful silver ware.
And what had to be the oddest one of all, was this store with a...stuffed dog (yes, you read that right) at the window. Isn't that the creepiest , funniest thing you ever did see? Though I don't know why I should find it so strange, Deyrolle does the same thing and people think its the fanciest store ever!