Located in the northern neighborhood Camden Town, the market is a sprawling, labyrinthine
pickpocket's shopper's paradise. It's overwhelming at first, due to the high volume of visitors that funnel through the claustrophobic passageways at an alarmingly slow rate. I was, too, as I perused the stalls, fearing that if I blinked I would miss out on some rare/exotic/one-of-a-kind object. But after a while I realized that many of the shops sell nearly identical inventories.
My eye kept getting caught by printed dresses - specifically a cap-sleeved A-line design with birds on it - but after seeing the exact same one hanging from the racks in multiple stalls I came to the conclusion that everyone buys wholesale from the same place. One could argue that the foodscape is similar, in that it predominantly consists of cheap fast-food iterations of ethnic cuisine.
But not everything is quite so ubiquitous; just as there are independent food vendors like the vegan burger shop were I bought lunch, there are plenty of vintage/antique dealers with deals and steals waiting to be found.
Unfortunately as I have little space in my current living situation for a taxidermied deer trophy, I mostly just window-shopped. But next time I don't intend to leave empty-handed.