Since I didn’t leave my flat yesterday, I figured today I should get out and do something Sundayish. There are a number of markets around the city, and I’ve been to several, but I felt like getting to East London, so I headed toward Brick Lane.
Brick Lane was once associated with slums and poverty, and it’s the scene for the famous Jack the Ripper murders. However, as cities do, gentrification barged in, and it’s now a cool place to be.
The markets themselves sell mostly clothing, shoes, jewellery, leather goods and some household items. If you’re looking for cheap finds, you should check it out.
I walked around for a while, then headed to nearby Petticoat Lane, By 1608, which has been selling clothes and bric-à-brac since 1608, and Old Spitalfields Market, which has a market on the site for over 350 years.
There’s a number of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants of all kinds in the area, so it’s definitely worth making a trip. It’s also near the City of London financial district, and nearby St. Paul’s Cathedral, so lots to see in close proximity. However, since I was by myself, I just bought myself a little cactus and called it a day.