It may be a little late to post about somewhere full of Christmas lights and sparkle but I really wanted to write a little bit about Camden Passage in London. I had never heard of this place before Lily Pebbles recommended it in one of her vlogs, so the next time I found myself in London, my friends and I decided to see what this little passage had to hold.
To get to Camden Passage you need to take the tube to ‘Angel’, it is not in Camden as I had originally thought. Camden Passage is the name of a fairly narrow street, no longer than your usual highstreet, and lined with the most gorgeous collection of shops and cafes. If you like browsing an assortment of independent craft shops, both quirky and classic fashion shops, and various styles of little cafes then you will love it here. The genre of shops/eateries is quite mixed. There were some slightly edgier or vintage looking places that wouldn’t look out of place in Camden itself, and then some are much more traditional and quite sophisticated.
It looks extra beautiful in the build up to Christmas as the streets were lined with a criss cross of dangling fairy lights and it was so magical.
We were on the hunt for an afternoon drink and snack as we were starting to get a little peckish again after our early brunch in Notting Hill. We went into a Viennese style coffee shop and had the most delicious cake and hot chocolate. (Although we had to add a lot of sugar to our hot chocolate as it was quite bitter!).
After having discovered Notting Hill that morning, we felt pretty lucky to have stumbled upon another gem in London. I still have a lot more exploring to do in this little passage and so many more cakes and coffees to taste.
Next time I am in London I will be sure to stop by again.