Camden market has turned into a bit of a tourist trap, with lots of mass-produced tat and few bargains to be had – BUT, if you’re around on a Thursday evening, be sure to visit the Night Market at Camden Lock.
I went to have a look at the Pop up Vintage Fair – It had everything from clothes and jewellery, to home-ware, crafts and a beauty parlour. I especially liked Invisible Eavie‘s little crochet cupcakes and accessories. She looked like a lovely vintage pixie with her crotchet creations pinned to her braid. Leonardo da Vintage sells beautiful vintage jewellery, as well as shoes, scarves and handbags. For the gentlemen , Ikkonik Vintage specialises in men’s vintage clothing, and had a very cool smoking jacket in their display.
Simply vintage designs had a very pretty display of teacup candles and crockery in sorbet colours.
Of course, the big highlight was the free dancing lessons with Swing Patrol. As you might know I am a bit of a swing dancing enthusiast (more enthusiasm than skill ;)) , and the infectious music and fun nature of the Lindy Hop had people tapping their feet and joining in. There was a swing dance ‘Olympics’ and some solo jazz dancing, with an Argentinean couple wowing the crowd with their energetic interpretation of the Charleston. The dancing really turned what could have been a quiet market, into a fun-filled event.
The night market is a lovely way to spend a Thursday evening, go and make the best of it before the weather turns horrid again.
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