Camden Town in London

London-Camden-Town

Camden Town market is one of the most famous market in London and tourists visit it at least once during their stay in London. This area is funky and vibrant, one thing excites me every time when I visit Camden is to see those dressed in goth or punk or anything unusual and different.  It is spread over a large area and is formed of informal and formal shops, which sell anything and everything from the whole world. Actually the name Camden market is given jointly to six sections in Hampseted Road Lock in Camden Town. Each section or market focuses on one particular item. The Stables and Camden Market Lock are famous for their small stalls, and informal atmosphere. The Camden market is made famous by the writers like George Orwell, Mary Shelley and Charles Dickens. Though it has changed but at some places it still maintains its nineteenth century atmosphere, particularly in a pub called ‘the World’s End’ which now stands on a public house known as the ‘Mother’s Red Cap. Continue Reading

Notting Hill in London

London-Portobello-Road

Notting Hill has a chequered history. Long before it became fashionable in the last two decades of the twentieth century, its run down houses were occupied by migrants. In 1988 Notting Hill became fashionable and its quaint Victorian houses were picked up by wealthy families and presently it is an up market location with houses and gardens. Its closeness to Kennington Garden and Chelsea makes it desirable place for people with cosmopolitan tastes. Two things make it a popular tourist destination; the Notting Hill Carnival Festival and the Portobello Road. Apart from these two attractions, Notting Hill is also home for many exclusive shops, restaurants and pubs and galleries. Continue Reading