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Camden, Portebello and Covent Garden- opinions?

Camden, Portebello and Covent Garden- opinions?

Old Jul 1st, 2007, 09:47 PM
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Camden, Portebello and Covent Garden- opinions?

We will have 2-3-4 hours in London area on a Sunday to visit a market(s). We like clothing, nick naks, collectibles and art. Any suggestions on which market would be enjoyable?
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Old Jul 4th, 2007, 06:42 PM
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I prefer Covent Garden. It would have all you like to collect.
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We checked out Camden markets. I must say I was disappointed though. Maybe I didn't know where to look. But it just seemed like most of the shops had brand name stuff eg. heaps of "Diesel". However I did buy an original UK pressing of the Led Zepplin III album which pleased my daughter no end!
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camden is the best all-rounder. portobello has some nice clothing but a lot of fake antiques for the toursists.
havent been to covent garden for a while, but what about spittlefields markets? slightly lesser known, quite a lot of variation, really nice area.
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Saturday is the big day for Portobello. Wouldn't be worth your time on Sunday.

My choice on Sunday would be Spitalfields. It's not as insanely busy as Camden and the merchandise isn't as adolescent. But if you've got teenagers, Camden is probably a must do (tho mine prefers Spitalfields).
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