Wonderful vintage at Camden Passage

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On a quick day trip to London yesterday I came across this amazing little haven for all things antique and vintage. Camden Passage is a pedestrian passage just off Upper Street in Islington, and a quick google told me it’s ranked alongside Portobello, Kensington Church Street and Spitalfields as one of London’s leading antique locations.

 

Don’t confuse Camden Passage with its namesake, Camden Market or Lock in the neighbouring borough of Camden, though. This little alley is a goldmine of vintage clothing, antique jewellery and accessories and a damn good cup of coffee, amongst other things.

 

For vintage clothes lovers Cloud Cuckoo Land (serving the areas vintage needs for 30 plus years) and Annie’s are a must, but the little stalls on the passage also have some great finds if you’re not afraid to rummage (and why would you be, that’s half the fun, right?).

 

There’s a ton of cool little trinket shops like etc and gorgeous knitting supplies in Loop. And if all that shopping leaves you hungry you can feast on traditional Austrian cakes, coffees, sausages and other savoury stuffs in Kipferl or sample some seasonal food in rustic style in The Elk in the Woods. And yes, of course there’s a pub, the Camden Head, a grade II listed building that fits just nice in this quirky little neck of the woods.

 

My only gripe is that I didn’t have more time to explore all the eccentric establishments here. Obviously I grabbed a bargain and a new piece of owl-jewellery found its way with me when I had to run to catch my train – but I’ll totally be back when I have more time to properly rummage my way through each and every stall and shop.

 

Have you been to the Camden Passage? Tell me all about it in the comments.

 

  • This place looks awesome and Ive never heard of it before. I will definitely go check it out.

  • I especially like vintage things because from the moment you spot them you can see the soul inside of them. Yes, modern things are often shiny and sparkly but no soul. This place look so adorable and since the coffee is near I could definitely stay there for hours!

  • I love the name of your blog and the description 🙂 I have to say that I lived in London for 3 years and never made it to Camden. Great photos!

  • Camden is one of my favourite places in London. There are hidden little treasures everywhere. Could spend hours there!

  • I absolutely love vintage shopping. Before moving overseas I would go all the time. Its a great way to get beautiful unique pieces. As well as recycling items. Loved your pictures <3

  • Looks like a place i would like to visit. Nice pictures too

    • I’d definitely recommend it if you’re in that neck of the woods 🙂 xx

  • Great photos. Those vintage pieces are perfect. I would spend hours and lots of money carting them all home.
    xx | A

    • That would have happened to me but (luckily?) I had serious time restrictions. I’ll totally be back though 🙂 xx

  • I love Camden passage! You can pick up so much for goods vintage things there. Ree Love30

    • You know, I’ve never been before and didn’t even know it existed until this week! That puts my 2 years on London life into shame now, doesn’t it 😀 xx

  • Those look awesome. I have to visit there sometime soon.

    • Totally, lots of great finds for whatever it is you’re looking for (or not, and that’s usually the most fin way to find something!) xx

  • Aww, those are some really nice vintage pieces – bags, books, clothing! Love it! I even can feel the atmosphere of the place, literally, adore such retro/antique tiny shops!

    • They were tiny and filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies, from sunglasses to underwear! I just wish I had more time to rummage through. 🙂 xx

  • Love <3