Exploring London: Camden and Regent’s Park

Today I finally ventured into the world of London markets. 

Camden Markets are huge! The Adelaide Central Market ain’t got nothin’ on this baby!

We went a wee bit further on the Northern Line (tube) and got of at Chalk Farm to walk through the Stables Market. Although there were no ACTUAL horses galloping around the place, the Stables Market is the site of the old Pickfords Stables and was a Grade II listed horse hospital. I did find many horses of the bronze variety though. 

 

Horses are coming for ya!

 

Smile for the camera!

Wandering through the labyrinth of stalls was hungry work, so of course our next stop on the Market train was the food stalls! 

I had a delicious chicken fajita (yes, I know I’m gonna suffer for the gluten intake later) from a local Mexican stall and it was DE-LIC-IOUS!! Betraying my inner foodie, I unfortunately did not get a photo of the deliciousness. 

Camden Lock eating area is unlike any of your usual eating areas – no picnic tables or such, just old Vespas as chairs looking over the canal. YES, London has canals! (I only found this out today) The view from the benches is lovely..

                                                                     

            … even with the seagulls trying to get some. 

The scrumpdiddlyumptious fajita filled my tummy and required a walk to burn it off. 

We headed to Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park. 

Regent’s Park is one of the eight Royal Parks of London and is home to the London Zoo. 
At the moment the park is also home to lots of fallen leaves. I may have wanted to make a pile of leaves and jump into it – but I refrained because I am a mature adult. 

 

After a lovely stroll through the park we made our way up hill (I hate hills!) to the lookout at Primrose Hill. Primrose Hill has a wonderful view of the City. 


The photo is a wee bit dark, the sun thought it was bedtime, even though it was only 4.30pm. 
The big stick looking thing is the BT Tower and to the right of that you can just see the London Eye. 

Due to a quick Wikipedia search I found out that Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Harry Styles all live in the area, as well as many other rich and famous people! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see any of these British icons 😦

It was near dark by the time we headed home, but on the plus side London will never keep us in the dark – 

Lights to guide our way

Although I didn’t buy anything (besides the food – saving for the Northern Ireland trip!) I had a very chill day.

The last thing to top it off – as we were walking to the tube station we passed this bad boy –

For those of you who DON”T know who lives at 221b Baker Street…
It was the home of Benedict Cumberbatch!
 
Ok, so it was the home of a CHARACTER the sexy beast played, but still. 
 



One of the things I absolutely love about London is that you can go pretty much anywhere and found something amazing.




Have you seen anything iconically British lately?

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