Things to do in Brick Lane London
This is mainly true. However, after spending one Sunday afternoon there, I realised why people from all over the world flock to Brick Lane – it provides an escape from the mainstream, not to mention one of the best food courts I’ve tried.
Things to do in Brick Lane #1 – The backyard market
You may know about Spitalfields market, but the Backyard market, situated just a few minutes away is a hidden gem. Similar to Spitalfields, but smaller and slightly more rustic, the backyard market has quirky, cute and affordable artwork, jewellery, bags and bric-a-brac that you wouldn’t get on the high street. I bought two watch chains which are great keepsakes as well as wearable timepieces.
Things to do in Brick Lane #2 – watch random happenings
In fact, you never know what you’ll see. When walking near Brick Lane, we came across a newlywed couple who had chosen the grungy graffiti art as the backdrop for their wedding photos. Not only that, they had on standby the most amazing vintage car to whisk them away. Now that’s getting married in style!
Things to do in Brick Lane #3 – stuff your face at the World Food Market
boast unique flavours. The only one I tend to avoid is the Mexican stall – not because I don’t love burritos and tacos, but because I’m put off by the Old El Paso packets they use – it kind of kills the authenticity.
On my recent visit, I tried the shrimp burger stall. The shrimp patty was delicious, like a healthier version of a chicken burger, while the chunky, skin on chips were perfect. It was a great meal and something I wouldn’t normally try. In fact the closest I get to seafood in a bun is McDonalds’ Fillet o’ fish. The meal (minus a drink) cost around £4.50, making it the same price as a burger meal from a takeaway, and much tastier.
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