In early June we once again travelled to Camden ready for Camden Rocks Festival. While there we stayed at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock and also had some time to explore Camden Town. Here are some of the camera photos I took that weekend (I will also be writing a post about Camden Rocks and a post with my phone photos which I mainly used that weekend very soon).
Last year, we stayed outside of Camden and felt a bit too far from all the action so this year we were determined to stay close to all the venues. We couldn’t have got any nearer than this Holiday Inn. It was perfect for our stay and I love the way this hotel interacts and joins in with the atmosphere in Camden:
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— Holiday Inn Camden (@HInnCamdenlock) June 2, 2016
The room itself was everything we needed- classic and clean, a desk to work at, a comfortable bed, good shower, hairdryer and most of all a juliet balcony with a view of Camden Lock.
When we arrived we quickly changed and got ready to watch the bands. As we drank a beer, we could see and hear the hustle and bustle across Regent’s Canal so still felt a part of the atmosphere and all that was going on.
I would have liked a longer stay and more time within the hotel too. As well as the view, there is also a mini gym, bar and restaurant to enjoy.
Personally, I do enjoy the sounds of the city, but you can request a quieter room and also use the earplugs provided if you do need a good nights sleep with no noise distractions.
Around the hotel, there is contemporary interior design with Camden touches.
The following morning, feeling the worse for wear after Camden Rocks, we enjoyed a lay in and then a buffet breakfast in the dining area.
I chose a selection of the vegan foods-my breakfast was very tasty.
After refuelling on breakfast we enjoyed our last view of Camden from the hotel:
Then went out to again explore Camden Markets and Camden High Street:
A different view of our hotel (can you spot Dave on the bridge?).
I love the vintage Singer sewing machines that are in display in all All Saints stores, it’s a bit of a shame that this means they are unused though and I know lots of people would love to make use of them.
On Camden High Street, I took photos of the unique funky shop fronts of Camden Town.
There is also the sight of of wall art and graffiti to take in.
Camden is such a bright, vibrant part of London with good music and friendly vibes. I hope we get to come to some more gigs here this year (even better if Dave is playing one!) and we will definitely be back next year for Camden Rocks 2017 (that sounds so futuristic, it’s positively scary!).
More Camden and Camden Rocks posts coming very soon!
What’s your favourite part of Camden?
Get an airbnb next time, I dread to think how much a hotel cost in Camden D: