London has a lot of amazing markets that portray the different cultures that exist and the different things that are important to the culture as a whole. My favourite market is Camden Market. The market consists of food, clothing, and many different cultures integrating into one place. It has a punk atmosphere and an incredible sense of acceptance for different cultures. During my time at Camden, I have tried many different foods from Cuban, Peruvian, Argentinean, and Turkish and have also learned about those cultures through those visits.
Along with Camden, I have visited Greenwich Market, Portobello Market, and have found that I learned a lot about London by going to those markets and about the neighbourhood in which is located. London is an extremely diverse city so to learn about the different people and the different neighbourhoods was extremely useful to the understanding of it all.
It was an incredible place for me to learn about myself, to be curious, build an acceptance for the unknown, and begin to love differences amongst one another. Overall, my time in London has been nothing but magnificent and I am grateful for having the opportunity to discover my abilities and pass a cross-cultural perspective to America.
Text and Photo by: Scarlyn Gutierrez