Camden Market, London
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Camden High Street
London NW1 8AF
Market / Fair

West Yard Food, Camden Market


Photo by Camden Lock

Camden Market may no longer be the hub of cutting-edge London yet this fête of shops, stalls and eateries is a big hit with teens and alternative tweens. The marketplace extends north from Camden Town tube to Chalk Farm station and comprises six separate bazaars - the Stables, Buck Street, Electric Ballroom, Inverness Street, Camden Lock, and Camden Lock Village - each with its own particular character and selling everything from vintage threads and jewelry to fruits and veggies and a whole lot of bric-a-brac. Shop for retro t-shirts and second-hand books. Peek in piercing parlors on the High Street. Eat street food from around the globe. Take in the scene.
Goth Subculture


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The Goth subculture got its start in England in the 1980s and then spread to other parts of the world including Australia, Germany, Japan and the United States. The youth phenomenon, also known as gothic, gothdom and gothik, is rooted in music but is also influenced by art and literature. It is based on fashion, interest and behavior. Neither religion nor politics defines its members. Goths, as members of the gothic subculture are known, have a keen interest in the supernatural and dark side of life and are fascinated with all things medieval. They have a distinct style of dress. Gothic fashion is generally dark but is not limited to black. Makeup is worn by both men and women. Many Goths dye their hair and paint their fingernails black. Gothic symbols include the Christian cross, Egyptian ankh and pagan pentacle. Like members of other alternative subcultures, Goths are often misunderstood.
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