20 February 2017

CAMDEN TOWN

When we came to London on day trips as a kid in the summer holidays, we used to come to Camden to visit the colourful market stalls and buy "rock" t-shirts, incense sticks, weird little bits and pieces for my room from alternative stores and, once when I was about 12 or 13, a rainbow plastic bead curtain to go above my bedroom door (sorry mum). As a teen, I used to go to dozens of gigs at Koko, Barfly, Proud, the Electric Ballroom and Jazz Cafe, and many a night out at Club NME nights at Koko. The Camden novelty wore off, I lived in Covent Garden then moved to London Bridge for six years, Paris for six months, and when it was time to look for a flat with my boyfriend upon my return, Camden called once more - I've now lived here for three years.

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog


Yes, the market isn't what it used to be, there are drug dealers and shouty hobos on every corner, the streets are absolutely filthy and the crowds are hectic at the weekend (Saturday afternoons are always filled with swarms of tourists and students - Italian teens love Camden), but it's central, vibrant, 5 minutes to my beloved Regent's Park, and has enough restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and shops to keep you entertained for the weekend without having to venture elsewhere. When Expedia approached me to share an idea for visitors spending 72 hours in London, an afternoon in crazy Camden Town sprung to mind as a must to experience London's diversity, music scene and punk history. I'm wearing a new dress in the most perfect scarlet red shade embroidered with flowers, stompy black leather ankle boots (both from ASOS) with my DKNY cross-body bag and little cropped H&M bomber (hoorah for light spring jackets!)


Camden street art - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog

Camden High Street - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog

Camden Market - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog

ASOS red floral embroidery dress - London fashion blog

Camden canal - London fashion blog

ASOS Artistry Leather Lace Up Brogue Boots - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress - London lifestyle blog

Camden canal - London lifestyle blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog

Camden High Street - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress - London lifestyle blog

Camden High Street - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog

Camden graffiti - London lifestyle blog

Emma Louise Layla in red ASOS dress in Camden - London fashion blog

ASOS PREMIUM Mini Skater Dress with Floral Embroidery - London fashion blog

Camden street style - London fashion blog
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