For a good many years I worked at Cosprop in Camden. I totally loved my job - it really was the best EVER. I look back with many fond memories and yes there were a few headaches along the way, mostly from prima donna designers.
I spent a lot of my free time and after work drinks in Camden and knew it well but a lot has changed now. There are far more chain shops around and the market itself has had a huge injection of money and been tarted up.
The old Stable Market is unrecognisable it has quite a lot of gigantic bronze horses everywhere reminding everyone it was once a horse hospital, looking after horses who pulled the barges along the London canals.
It looks good tho, although sadly the stalls/shops are a bit repetitive and there wasn't as much individuality going on as there used to be. But hidden away (maybe for a reason) there was a shop selling fur coats, wraps, stoles and hats. It felt wrong but I couldn't help but look and touch!
These were the sort of shops I was hoping to see! With mad looking dolls wearing specs...
Photo's of the Queen...
Lunch was in an old haunt, The Hawley Arms. It was once a it of a dive but much nicer now and with a great bar menu. Although anyone selling Pieminister pies and fish finger sandwiches with a proper glass of ale is top in my books!
You don't get your pints in glasses like these any more.