Every weekend I find more and more to explore, discover, drink, buy, dance to and eat at Brick Lane.
We all know (or we should) that East London, Brick lane, Shorditch, Hoxton are without a doubt, some of London’s, hippest locations and a must-visit for tourists and Londeners alike. Each of these places alone have enough bars, vintage shops, flea markets, stalls and so forth to fill a whole Lomo locations guide of its own.
I get the London overground from Honor Oak Park and I get off at Shorditch high street – I know the area well, but going there always gets me excited. My camera already snapping away – the fruit and veg stands, the street art on every wall, the cool kids on every corner, although each weekend brings my roll of film a whole strip of fresh new treats.
She never fails to stop me though, always there, every week, everyday (except Mondays and Tuesdays) I forget to ask her name, but she ALWAYS has stories for me about where she collects her treasures and the life that she has led. She tells me her own house is stacked higher than this with hundreds and thousands of bric-a-brac treats. Under the railway arches, just has you leave the station and head towards Brick Lane she waits, for me, and my wages. Trinkets, blankets, tea sets, clothes, handbags,shoes,paintings, jewelry – the lot. Because we haven’t quite got to main strip of Brick Lane or Spitalfields Market – you’ll find nothing she sells to be overpriced simply because it could be branded as the ever-so trendy “vintage”. Plus if the price isn’t quite right, she’ll always help you out. A true gem – her and her shop.
As a whole perfect location – every weekend is filled with the hustle and bustle, bargains, treats, food stall after food stall – be it healthy, be it a treat, be it exotic, you will find it here.
It’s a Sunday, it’s my day off, it’s sunny – despite the fact, that I know full well Brick Lane is going to be heaving, I go anyway…it’s full of life, therefore I am.