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The 2012 London Olympics have allowed for tourists to explore some of London’s unique markets, one of which is known as The Camden Market. The wide spectrums of items from all over the world are sold in over 1000 stalls. Both vendors and customers of different ethnicities, religions, and interests swarm over the market and make it so diverse.
To attract such a large crowd of customers, some vendors hang cool, attractive banners and set up eye-catching displays of their products, while others play popular music.
The clerks themselves are such interesting people that one can spend the entire day simply talking to them and getting to know them. Hailing from Turkey, Hasan Ertas has been selling jewelry for over five years. He has extraordinary fun meeting new people from different countries every day. The fact that London is currently hosting the Olympic excites him even more. According to Ertas, while he would be even happier if his business would improve, he is still having fun.
Burca Atkas is another Turkish clerk who sells hand-made soaps. She has been working in the market for three years. Although she is one of few clerks whose business has been on a decline since the Olympic has begun, she appreciates spending time in Camden Market.
Like Ertas and Atkas, other store owners love the atmosphere of the market and excitement in the air this summer.
So, the market is diverse, the customers are diverse, the vendors are diverse – and of course the products are too! From clothes and hand-made soaps to body art and jewelry, millions of items sold in the market are bound to attract people with different backgrounds and interests. There’s no need to worry about not being able to find a stall or an item that might be interesting – and if you can’t find something for yourself, chances are you’ll be able to find great gifts for friends and family.
Camden Market is always bustling, but there are several options if you want to get away from the crowds. Away from the core of the market are stalls dedicated to various ethnicities’ food such as those from Pakistan, Turkey, China, and Italy, so hungry visitors can grab a quick snack. And right next to those stalls is a small lake where customers can enjoy some peace and quiet while eating or just relaxing.
Another way one can get away from the bustling market is by watching the musical performances which are always happening in the streets.
Originally established as a craft market in 1974, the Camden Market has expanded very much since then. It seems only logical that the market will develop even more in the near future. But it will only grow with customers’ growing interest. And that will only happen if you head to the market—its unique experience (and many tempting treats) await you!