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Camden Lock Live

view over camden lock in the summer sun with flags and weeping willows

view under camden lock bridge by the river with weeping willows

5 a day smoothies fruit market stand colourful sign

camden lock bridge sign with bunting and flags

camden lock live cocktail trail posters

street food stalls in camden market london

colourful benches and bunting in camden

cute lemonade stand at camden street food festival

les galettes french street food menu and view over camden lock

buckets of ice cold corona and cute fish swimming float

I <3 Camden

I’ll be honest, I never used to care much for Camden – I’m talking back in the day when gaggles of emo girls from my school would make pilgrimages up to the capital to buy their black tutus and other market goodies. I’m delighted to be rediscovering good old Camden ‘Tahn’ now that I’m older; able appreciate the chilled but none the less vibrant culture of the place, oh and being able to drink helps!

Thanks mainly to the fact that I work in Mornington Crescent (making walking up after work an easy option) I can easily find myself up by the Lock, perusing the food stalls or jumping off to a gig at the Barfly or Roundhouse. A flock of exciting events, making their way into my inbox and on flyers on my desk, has allowed me to discover the colourful delights of Camden again, hooray!


A couple of weeks ago, one such cutely designed flyer persuaded me to pop along to Camden Lock Live which featured the best street food and drinks stalls, a (ping) pong-athon, cocktail trail and live music. Along with Mr Bluesky – it made for the perfect Friday evening activity with friends.

strawberry champagne, red hair and a blue dress

cheers! drinking and shopping at camden lock live

music show at camden lock live

young people in Camden watching street performances at camden lock live

in camden market wearing neverfullydressed colourful blue summer dress

Dress – Never Fully Dressed (Also available at ASOS Marketplace!) / Trainers – Nike Air Max 90’s (also here) / Bag – Zara / Chunky necklace – ASOS / Earrings – Topshop / Wrap bracelet – AnnaLou of London 

Thank you to my friend Mike for the photos!

Blue bike and bunting against black railings by the river camden

red barges in Camden Lock

There’s word of more events, this time with Backyard Cinema each Thursday this month. If you’re in the area, I might bump into you at the next Summer Night Market – meet you on the Rekorderlig lawn!


Check out more things to do in London on the London Fun page or Places in London category!

  • matthew pike August 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Looks like a fun to get involved with, I’ve just been at Beacons Festival which is another tiny (bigger than this true) music event. Oh, PING you have mail from me btw. Nice Nike’s.

  • Constance August 8, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    I LOVE your style! 🙂

  • Sam August 7, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Gorgeous, cheery photos.

  • Paprika August 7, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    It looks so vibrant and fun, love the colourxx

  • Stephanie August 6, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Looks so pretty & fun, I could just look through your photos all day 🙂


  • Becks August 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Wow, that looks so much fun! Despite having lived in London for 6 years now, I’ve only been to Camden a couple of times – this looks so good, going to have to keep an eye out for more!

    Becks xo

  • Kati Palin August 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Gorgeous photos!