Tour de London - Day 12
The gist of what I learnt today is that Kensington Market or Queen West, or the Shangrila of Thornhill (hi Nicole!) hasn't got shit on Camden Market. But lets not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
The day started out with Westminster Abbey. Right out of Westminster station you are greeted with the imposing sight of parliament and Big Ben. Here's my shot of Big Ben as the tower of Saruman.
Just like my last trip, I wasn't able to get in thanks to a ridiculously ling lineup to get in and a strict time to meet the wicked one later at Camden Market. Here are a few shots I got from outside:
My next destination was Tate Britain, a collection of British Art housed in a rather splendid building. Thanks to the movie Turner, I was a bit familiar with him and turned out they had an entire wing of the gallery dedicated to him.
Next I went on the hunt to find one of the few remaining Banksy graffiti pieces still left. A 15 minute walk from Green Park through one of the poshest neighbourhoods in London, i found it tucked away - a jab at our obsessive consumerism.
Next up, the vault at Hard Rock Cafe where souvenirs from some of rock n roll's biggest legends are at display. It was quite an experience being in the presence of instruments used by rock royalty no less. Here are a few of them:
Last but definitely not the least, Camden Market. Like I said earlier, Kensington and Queen west got nothing on this place. There was more fabulous food being sold, there was a great vibe, a whole day free concert was going on, every corner of the market had some music going and people were enjoying it to the max. There were some amazing bars and cafes. The whole market was situated in what were really used as stables a long time ago. Here are some photos. Next time you visit London definitely add Camden to the list of places to visit.