on sunday we wandered over to shoreditch for the day to visit the sunday markets. the first was petticoat lane market, which kinda felt like a cheapo hong kong market with lots of fakes and factory rejects. not a great start. then we got to the real (literally) stuff and hit up the spitalfiels markets and the other upmarkets around brick lane. these aren't your typical markets. there is everything from handmade crafts to vintage to art to food. pretty amazing plethora.
we came away with some great vintage prints and a vintage hat for myself (more on that later!).
brick lane itself is a sight to see. it's pretty much like oxford street on a saturday or harajuku in japan. there are people everywhere! like harajuku, you get all kinds of characters. tourists, old creepy guys, punks, rich kids, extremely cool alternative types (often with a beard or an undercut). you could walk down the street with bright blue hair and no one would bat an eye.
my husband took the above photos just off brick lane. there is amazing graffiti everywhere, including some banksy. the photos turned out pretty well (to my surprise) - there is hope for my hubby yet :P