Rumour has it there are people who go on holiday, pop in the next record store and leave it only two weeks later. If you are such an enthusiast you should not miss out on Honest Jon's. Here, they sell any record that is launched onto the market. Specialising on jazz, funk and reggae, you will also find an "outernational" department. At a closer look it reveals a creative name for ethno, i.e. music from countries that you've always wanted to visit yourself. As you will probably never get there anyway, you are buying a record on the topic in rainy London. Apart from competitors Honest Jon's also sells its own cult label supporting, among others, the Trembling Bells, Katell Keineg or Africa Boogaloo. What is served here on the turntables is the rhythm that is en vogue at the moment.
What you will need: a lot of time and a large shopping bag. Because, as the name suggests, the Camden Markets are several markets, all at one site at the Camden district. And if you really want to know: the Camden Markets is the largest marketplace in Great Britain, with more than 100,000 visitors each weekend. If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle, you can also pass by on weekdays and study what's offered in a more relaxed atmosphere. You will find anything from didgeridoos to bananas, inside in the market hall or open-air, and sometimes at the bazaar. Clothes, shoes, antiques, or souvenirs: It is not possible to list everything you can buy here. But, to name just one example, you will even find a Goth Guide here, showing gloomy visitors the way to the befitting tattoo and record stores or the perfect black coat. If you are more inclined to the bright sides of life, you will also find the right stuff: petticoats for fans of yesteryear, cyber wear for the people of tomorrow, Doc Martens for the sure-footed and sexy underwear for a self-assured appearance in the bedroom. You name it - the Camden Markets will fulfil any special wish you have.