STUDENT BLOGS: Theatre in London: Sites, Sounds, and Situations
My Take on Two Districts
by Sean Henderson
Camden Market- the place to go if you want anything you can imagine, ANYTHING. When we approached the markets I immediately saw just how closely it resembles the Charleston open market, or the bazaar of stands in New York's SoHo. Walking through the market I realized just how easy it would be to spend way too much money. From sweaters to shoes (for 8 pounds) Camden has it all, and fairly priced in comparison to some of the other shopping districts. All in all Camden is a great place to go to. Just don't eat the Chinese food.
SoHo, where the ads are just the beginning. This 1st tour is home to many of the West End Theatres (much like Broadway in New York) this part of town contains many shops, bars, and even a carnival in the middle of Leicester Square. This area, although heavily congested with tourists, is a must on any theatre trip. With historical sites that were once theatres, such as the Royalty House, and some of the biggest theatres today like the Palace, Gielgud, and Lyric theatre, just to name a few. It is definitely worthwhile to spend some time investigating the infinite variety of entertainment in Shoo.