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The Wait is Over: Welcome to Camden 2:0

I’ve loved you from the moment I heard of you. The anticipation built. I asked myself if this could be real, if I was blowing things up. Fantasising over what might be, only to be met by a two bit phoney, a rehash of all those blind fascinations that had disappointed before. I have to admit to stalking you on social media, wanted to know you so much that I could barely contain myself, but understood that you weren’t ready…

 

From the moment you were though, I was there. Now we see one another daily. I love your secrets waiting to be discovered, that every time I visit you, you surprise me with something new that I’ve never known before, I love your angles, your structure and your brilliance. I think about you often and wish to see you all the time. You bring a smile to my face whenever I remember you, and I talk about you obsessively. Hawley Wharf, I’ve waited years for you, I’m so happy that you’re finally here and open now. What’s more, I’m so happy that you’re mine.

 

Deejays are descending. The Curzon Cinema has just opened. Here are my favourite selections from my new neighbour, the just opened and totes amazes Hawley Wharf:

 

Dine

 

Hawley Wharf has taken everything that the area’s famed tourist-magnet markets offer and infused that with sophistication, style and quality.

Sip sublime Colombian coffee from Amar Café, the best crispy salt squid in the planet at Eka Chai, award-winning dumplings at Baozilnn and delicious fried pizza bites at Adore Fritto. Competition can be fierce for a seat at the marble counter to enjoy Ceviche, tacos and frozen margaritas at Chingon so why not try the molecular-style flaming dishes at Black Sheep or the smoked meats from Shoreditch favourite HotBox. Or try my favourite approach – order a dish from each (handheld buzzers alert you to when your food is ready) for a gourmet safari.

 

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Josiah Amari creates custom-tailored kids wear stitched before your eyes – they can whizz up a matching piece for adult tagalongs, too…

The Spread Food Market – gorgeous artisan treats, from boutique producers, from farm to market, every Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Sneakers pop up @  Article – the cultist trainers wall in town

 

Preen

Get coiffed at Butcher’s Vegan Hair Salon, indulge in organic skincare at Sknfed London then get in the ring at the cinematic – and ultra authentic – Camden Boxing Club.

 

Experience

The new Curzon cinema has just opened, with each of its bijoux, pastel-shaded screening rooms occupying its own arch. Seriously, the cuteness, and comeliness, is killing me.

With Love from London – the first pancake art café in London has rainbow coloured cheese toasties, custom made souvenirs and pancakes shaped like beefeaters in a unicorn-hued café. What’s not to like?

The Wharf’s very own town crier heralding the marauding masses every Friday – Sunday.

From now until new year big name deejays – from Judge Jules to Jazzie B, Amazonica to Chapter and Verse – will descend daily during the Camden Crossfade.

 

See you there soon! xxx

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