Due to transportation issues, our second day in London began with a failed attempt to attend the morning Song Eucharist at St. Paul’s Cathedral (we took the bus in the wrong direction). Rather than rush to the last few minutes of the service, we cut our losses and decided to take a boat through “Little Venice” to Camden Market.
A trip on the canal boats came highly recommended by English friends, and it did not disappoint. We caught a narrow boat near Paddington Station for a peaceful 50-minute cruise along the historic canal past quirky houseboats, royal estates, and the London zoo.
We docked at Camden Market, a massive market with hundreds of stalls and vendors selling anything and everything. Every path of stalls leads to seemingly endless additional twists and turns. There was a huge variety of food to choose from, but I settled on a delicious mozzarella-stuffed meatball and butter mash concoction. We spent about 3 hours exploring the market and I still don’t think we even saw half of it.
After Camden Market, we did more exploring at the very impressive British Museum, and once again couldn’t even see half of the artifacts and exhibits in the hour and a half we spent in the museum,
For dinner we went to Little India in Kensington, where the lamb curry was amazing, before heading to the grand Prince Albert Hall for the BBC prom concert.