This is still
what most non-Londoners
first think of
when you say
Now there are more
"up to date" boutiques like "Hexagone" (specializing in all things French).
But the "fripes" at Annie's
(and the unbearable whiteness
still rule at Camden Passage.
Now you know where the costumers
and set-dressers come for little details and inspiration...for all those gorgeous English costume dramas.*
Yes, you can take a break for frozen yogurt
and pick up dinner at a hipster fish monger's
But the low, or no overhead, vendors remain with their books and bric-a-brac.
Between the daily bread purveyors
and the natty head surveyors. Bobo Islington
still retains the whiff of Downton* days.
Even if the toffs have traded their topcoats and tails
for buckskin and fringe.
At Camden Passage the past will live on. And tea-time will always be NOW.