On Saturday we headed up to the retail area in Camden, and are known for an incredible mix of styles, with hard-core leather stores next to sneaker stores next to tourist t-shirts. The storefronts along Camden High Street have some fun eye-catching decorations too:
The area is especially popular on weekends and it was bustling with all kinds of shoppers despite the drizzly weather (well, it is London). Along the canal there were some cool benches serving the outdoor food stalls.
An increasing drizzle lead us purchase some organic hot chocolate (with marshmallows!) at one of the stalls and find cover in the Horse Tunnel Market for a bit.
Along the way we managed to find some good sales, Leandra with shirts at Punkyfish and an outdoor vendor, and Eric with a new scarf and t-shirts.
After wearing ourselves out walking around Camden we took the Tube south to visit the Saatchi Gallery. Finally, a London art museum that had interesting modern art.
We happened to finish up just in time to witness a beautiful sunset…
After a quick change of clothes at our hotel we headed to First Floor in Notting Hill to meet Leandra’s Aunt Kim for dinner. With a table looking out over Portobello Rd and items like muntjac ragout and apple & blackberry crumble for dessert how could we go wrong?
After dinner Kim took us to the Home House on Portman Square for a drink and entertaining conversation. We stayed out too late to catch the Tube home, but after putting Kim on a bus we were able to take a short cab ride back to our hotel. A lovely way to end a full weekend in London.