My guide to Londons East side … first up… Hackney on a Saturday! The Hackney Market is a food and vintage lovers delight!
The first thing you should do when entering the bustling Broadway Markets is grab a very, very good coffee from Climpson & Sons. The coffee here was so good we ordered three! It gets incredibly busy here, particularly on a Saturday but most people seemed to be getting takeaway so we had no trouble finding a seat even though it was jam packed. It is really cosy inside and has quite a buzz about it however sitting outside on the benches and taking in the atmosphere of the markets is alot more fun.
After your coffee it is time to grab some food from the stalls. Pretty much anything you want you can get here – from authentic, ethnic dishes to deserts. It all smelt soooo good it was hard to know what to choose!
Then as you head down towards the other end and you pass a few really cool vintage clothes stalls, shops & buskers but don’t think it ends here!
Around the corner is Netil House. A community of artists and other creative sorts which on Saturday has a great market with loads of amazing food and vintage! Definitely a highlight of my day. Make sure you don’t miss them !
On my latest trip to England I visited the historic Tower of London, an absolute must see when visiting London. I don’t know if it is because I have been catching up on past episodes of Game of Thrones but I was craving seeing a castle and with only 6 days up my sleeve this was my best option :).
So many stories to be told here. The Tower of London was first inhabited by William the conquerer in the 1100′s and was at one time the tallest building in Europe. Ann Boylen was executed here and my guide told me she was mid prayer when she was beheaded so when they held her head up… her mouth was still moving!
Tower of London travel tips : There are free guided tours so check the schedule and make sure you go on one. The Tower of London guides are really entertaining and informative. Check out the night tours of the tower too where they tell a you few more haunting stories. I recommend getting there early so you can relax and really make the most of everything there is to see as the crowds get crazy…(I went at an off peak time and it was still really busy)
Note: The above photo was taken on my IPhone. I always like to take quality photgraphs for my posts to share all the beauty, colour and to give clarity to what I see. On the final day of this recent trip, my DSLR was stolen from me along with a lot of photos so I ask that you please enjoy my next few posts until I replace my camera, regardless of the fact they were taken on IPhone and be kind xoxo