What better way to start the day than with an English breakfast? I think none! On Sunday morning we headed towards Camden Town, the number 1 spot for me in London. I know it’s very very crowded and touristic, but I still adore it.
Driss & I stopped at the Bar Solo and both asked for a classic English breakfast. Let me tell you, we got served. Eggs, sausage, beans, bacon, mushrooms… you know the story. Delicious. It was even quite difficult for us to get up from our chairs and start moving, but hey, it was our last day.
I “discovered” Camden Town some years ago, when paying a visit to my brother who was studying in LDN and living in that area at the time. Its “alternative” culture is truly unique. That kind of place enchants me. The first time I went, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Since then, it has always been part of my Londonian trips. So many colours, people, shops and food from around the world. What’s your cuisine of choice? Indian? Chinese? Thai? Italian? Spanish? Mexican? Persian? Did I mention Moroccan?
As you walk along Chalk Farm Road, you pass by hundreds of little stores of all kinds: souvenir shops, clothing, shoes, jewels, music, tattoos & piercing… not to mention the small markets for you to get lost into. Because pictures are worth a thousand words…I’ll let you enjoy this:
I totally was in my element, hopping from one stall to another, until Driss rightly suggested that we go and sit somewhere to grab a drink. In fact we had been walking for a few hours. I remembered a very nice place from my last stay in London, The Lock Tavern.
The Lock Tavern is, in my opinion, delightfully decorated. Exactly the type of place I love. It has a vintage and authentic vibe, yet it managed to couple it with modern touches here and there. And the highlight of the place is their rooftop. Perfect to sip your chilled drink while you enjoy the gentle sunlight. They also offer a selection of dishes, but I didn’t try any of them as I was still stuffed with the English breakfast we had earlier.