On a beautiful Spring day in London, I went strolling around Camden Town with friends. I couldn’t believe how many people there were – being on the move with a stroller in tow, it was not the most comfortable experience.
Camden Town is quite an attack on the senses – at least on a busy Sunday.
The houses are painted different colors.
Many of the buildings have interesting advertisements on them.
If t-shirts are your thing, you will be sure to find one there to suit your taste.
As it was so crowded, we didn’t even dream about going into Camden Lock. Inside you can find unique designs and street food to snack on.
We were relieved to notice an escape from the crowds – Regent’s Canal down below.
It was much more peaceful there.
I won’t lie to you, a whiff of marihuana was detected here and there.
People seemed to enjoy sitting by the river taking in the suns rays.
The locks itself are terrifying to me, as I’ve never tried to enter or exit one with a boat.
People say it’s easy once you get the hang of it. I’m not convinced.. yet.
What futuristic houses!
The canal itself is 13,8 km long. We were going in the direction of King’s Cross. Little Venice would’ve been the other way.
Some lads out on a boat – oi, hello there!
The canal can be quite a romantic spot too.
The waterway is also popular with cyclists.
Private parties along the river were spotted.
These canal boats are always fascinating to me. I’ve never seen one in Finland. If you want to see more of them, check out my post on the Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice.
On weekends guided tours of the canal are available.
This is the “back” of Granary Square. The area is new to me but it seems to be filled with eateries and cultural spots to visit – different kinds of events too. I love how the stairs have been carpeted to make them more comfortable.
This girl had managed to find a solitary spot.
Fancy a visit to a museum?
Or how about some books to go?
Last, we left the canal and had a look around Granary Square. Some children were excitedly running through the fountains but it was clearly a bit too cold for that. Apparently in the evening they are a gorgeous sight as they come to life with different colors as the water jumps around.
Have you been to Camden Town? Did you go for a stroll along Regent’s Canal? Let me know in the comments below!