The weather was glorious on Saturday, the sun was shining, the ground was covered with a film of snow and it felt chilly. A perfect day for a stroll down a market.
A friend of mine and I decided on one of the less busy places, Broadway Market in Hackney. This market is the perfect combination of food, fashion, antiques and books. You can flick through old copies of photography books while sampling wonderful infused olive oils and various cakes.
The street is full of cute little cafes, quirky shops and proper old fashioned English institutions like this jellied eel place:
And it was as busy as when it opened…
Fantastic vintage liquor cabinet.
I wouldn’t mind a picnic set for summer outings.
And some retro shot glasses (I am hunting for the perfect set).
Plenty of good quality fruit and veg. It’s a shame I live so far otherwise I would do my weekly shopping there.
Old fashioned candy – I don’t actually like them but the jars look so pretty.
We decided to stop for lunch in one of the cafes, it was called L’eau a la Bouche, we ordered hot chocolate to warm up and curried parsnip soup with pesto for my friend…
And ploughman’s for me. It was delicious.
Afterward we decided to stroll down to Old Street. There are some amazing buidlings along the way. They have so much character.
We headed to Leonard Street and had tea at The Book Club.
It serves as a cafe and you can play ping pong there, it also has got all kind of events like DJ nights, reading, fashion, discussion groups. A fun place and so laid back!
Then it was time to go home, I was exhausted as the previous night was spent at friend’s house for dinner which finished rather late. Btw did you see the amazingly bright Moon?? As explained by hubby it was the night when the Sun reflected off Mars and projected onto the Moon resulting in Moon shining like a mega light bulb.