Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Vintage shopping at Spitalfields

Bank Holiday Monday was flippin' freezing (no surprises there then) so we decided to go somewhere where we weren't exposed to the elements but was not too far away.

It just so happened that Spitalfields market was playing host to a vintage market at Bank Holiday which was a bonus. I love this part of London - if I could I'd live there alongside the Bangladeshi community and the urban artisans who have populated the area in the last couple of decades. Spitalfields has transformed beyond recognition and it's a shame the new development is home to the same old chains - Jigsaw, Leon, The Real Burger Company... but that aside there are enough small businesses to make this well worth a wander at a weekend.
View from the top end with a Hawkesmore church in the background...

Go to Dennis Severs house - where you will walk back in time and almost into a new dimension. Opening times are limited so please visit the website to pre-book - it's well worth the visit!

It's part fantasy, part history and is unique throughout the world...






What I love about this part of town is the juxtaposition of the new with the old - not always sympathetic but always surprising!

















Top end of Spitalfields market from the church...

And back to shopping.....



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