If, like us, you’re getting ever so slightly bored with Camden Market, the solution is to stay on the Met line until you get to Liverpool Street and take a stroll up Brick Lane. Traditionally only really busy at weekends, many of the vintage shops are now staying open throughout the week. Ignore the expensive tourist Indian restaurants at the Southern end of the street and grab some of the incredible international street food as you go North, or go fully traditional and queue for a bagel. The Cereal Killer Cafe has a very high media profile but we found it a little grubby. For the less adveturous Spitalfields market has a full range of well known chains like Wagamamas and the Giraffe. Rocket is probably the most iconic of the vintage shops, but for a more ordered shopping experience try Blitz London. Don’t come back without visiting the iconic photo booth in Rough Trade records.
If you need any further enticing check out this video filmed entirely in Brick Lane.*
*Unicorn sighting not guaranteed.