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Camden on fire

A newsflash tonight caught my eye more than usual. There was a big fire going on in Camden. From what I heard the Canal Market is gone, but Lock Market and Stables Market seems to be alright. I’ve heard contradictory numbers but some claim up to a third of the markets fell prey to the fire.

This made me really sad. This area in northern London is home to a lot of shops, pubs and weird places. I’ve spent too much time and money in that place and friends live there. If you enjoy shopping goth clothing and beautiful boots, there simply is no better place on Earth.

It’s been almost three years since my last visit, and now I suppose it will take even longer until next time.

Camden Camden market in 2002.

2 comments

  • avatar
    Theresia
    20 Apr, 2008

    I also got sad when I heard this! I have visited the Camden market almost every time I’ve visited London.. Have you heard anything recently about this incident? Has the markets re-opened?

  • avatar
    20 Apr, 2008

    It seems like most of the markets are back in business, except for Canal Market which is still closed.

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