brick lane sunday market

December 9, 2011

One of my favourite days at home this trip began with a wander through Brick Lane market. From the dodgy stolen goods section, all the way through to Spitalfields Market, we passed amazing food stalls, great clothes, books, crafts, and more cool kids than you could shake a stick at. It was awesome.

Brick Lane is better known for its nightlife when a million Indian restaurants open their doors and try to lure you in (namely by yelling at you about how cheap their food is, which I’ve never quite understood) to dine. I’d never experienced it by day, but apparently this happens every Sunday.

It was only around 12.00pm as we wandered but the bright sun was so low in the sky that we were walking blindly half of the time.

The sun stays like that in the U.K. during the winter months and there was something so beautiful about it as we meandered through the steam and smoke of food vendors, in and out of shops, the sun in our eyes. I can’t wait to go back.

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Katarina Clapp Tomic December 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Beautiful pictures… like I’ve said before makes me homesick… and the weather was lovely I see!

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holly December 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

your last several posts all about the fun things you did in London make me ache oh so much for the home country! and that surrey docks farm – so upset i missed that. that would have been an amazing experience, especially with that delicious looking english breakfast.

loves, loves.

happy weekend dear! xox

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Meg December 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I love these pictures – Brick Lane was one of my favorite hangouts when I studied abroad in London, gosh, four years ago. Is that the Rough Trade record store? love love love!

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Angharad December 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

@Holly: There are several inner city farms like this in London I’ve since heard. Next time, friend!
@Meg: Yes! It is the Rough Trade store. Love it. Isn’t Brick Lane just the coolest? We loved it. If I lived there I’d wander that market every single week!

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