Thursday, 17 February 2011
brick lane sundays
I'm going to be a total London-based blogger cliché now, but it has to be said: I love Brick Lane market on Sundays.
So as mentioned in my previous post, last weekend my friend flew over to London from France and me and her, along with two of our close friends, had an amazing girly weekend in London. We went shopping on Oxford Street, had delicious pizza, a great night out with lots of cocktails and afternoon tea at Liberty's (seriously amazing - look here for proof!)
On Sunday, we somewhat drowsily made our way around Brick Lane market - the perfect place to browse when you're feeling a little delicate and just want to look at pretty and interesting things. For those of you not native to London/the UK, Brick Lane is an area in East London which, aside from having an amazing range of curry restaurants, also has so many interesting vintage-inspired shops and a must-see market on Sunday mornings. Visit to find clothes, art, crafts, vintage goods, jewellery, photography and, well, a lot of other things too. It has such a great atmosphere, very chilled and relaxed (quite like Brighton in that way, actually - very refreshing compared to the normal hustle and bustle of Central London) and brings with it a unique and multi-cultural experience.
While I was extremely good and refrained from buying anything at the market (due to massively overspending on Oxford Street the day before), the main things that caught my eye at the market on Sunday included lots of vintage white lace dresses, beautiful pendants and little pocketwatches on chains, brown vintage briefcases and some really gorgeous bow headbands. Lovely - and, honestly, the perfect hangover cure!
What's your favourite place to buy vintage finds? Have you ever been to Brick Lane? And can you recommend anywhere amazing around there?