We asked London’s most distinctive Instagrammers to give us a tour of their favourite market through the lens of their smartphone camera – for a truly personal set of stall stories. Jo Yee (@candidsbyjo), who recently changed careers to become a food and travel photographer, shows us around Camden Market.
‘Camden Market offers a lot in terms of cultural diversity and atmosphere. Look beyond the hordes of tourists and teen goths, and you’ll find it’s a treasure-hunter’s dream. You can easily spend a day within the separate markets. The Stables Market is where I spend most of my time, mesmerised by used and weathered items such as vintage trays, silverware and china, which I love to collect. Camden Lock Market offers a great selection of stalls that serve food from every corner of the world; I usually don’t leave without sweets in the form of cakes or doughnuts to take away.’
In my basket: ‘The Coffee Jar is a small, independent café five minutes from Camden Market. Itís my first stop for a flat white and breakfast while the market stalls prepare to open for the day. My favourite finds at the market are vintage items. I struck gold at John Brady Antiques with a gorgeous tray (dating back to the days of the Raj, I’m told). Rollicious Food is a stall in Camden Lock Market that serves Vietnamese street food. I went for the BBQ pork, noodles and summer roll, which is perfect if you want to be satisfied and still have room for dessert! The Camera Hut has a range of used film and digital cameras. I couldn’t help but admire the vintage pieces despite having already met my camera purchase quota earlier in the day.’
Camden Market, NW1 8AH. Daily 10am-6pm.
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