1. Because under London Fields train station, there’s little cafes!
With little cafes under the arches that see everything from tea and cakes, to Palestinian food. There’s also small business and workshops which operate there too, and some trendy living spaces, so it’s a great place to people-watch.
2. And some of them look like this!
3. And then you walk through the park…
The park has an outdoor Lido, barbecue area, playgrounds and often a summer festival.
4. And there it is: Broadway Market.
Food, Vintage-clothing and accesses, toys, stationary, books, homewares…. you name it, they sell it!
Every Saturday, Broadway Market is alive. Along with the farmers-market which opens up in the grounds of London Fields Primary School, and a craft and food market which opens another minute away (all on Westgate Street)
5. You can pick up food like this…
6. or alcohol-infused-cupcakes like these!
7. And sometimes great foodies like the Meringue Girls come for a visit.
A Box of Kisses from The Meringue Girls
8. Often bands and musicians like to come and play.
And people dance around, and sing and it all gets quite lively.
Rumba de Bodas playing a set.
9. Morning cocktails are to be had… always.
Campari Mojitos at Market Cafe,
2 Broadway Market
London E8 4QJ
10. And have french toast alongside your cocktail.
11. And theres tons of leaflets, free magazines etc…
The area is buzzing with workout studios, a great cinema nearby (The Hackeny Picturehouse) and other great things worth advertising.
12. And if you’re not up for off the market, you can always try some of the restaurants, like these:
Bella Vita for authentic Italian food.
for all your tea-needs.
Dove Freehouse & Kitchen, with its “traditional values but with an independent spirit and excellent food.”
Cat & Mutton with a great menu and DJ’s every Friday and Saturday night until 1am.
13. Because you will fall in love with Artwords Bookshop!
Artwords Bookshop has it ALL. Every fashion magazine under the sun, every graphics book, painting book, photographic journal and more! And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, there is always Donlon Books or The Broadway Bookshop.
14. You can pick up exclusive vintage-wear.
“Hackney’s premier vintage and designer buy/sell store for men and women”
2 Ada Street, London E8 4QU
15. And you can always pick up your odds and ends.
16. Ada Street
Because down Ada Street, is not just a store full of amazing vintage-wear, but street art, a yoga studio and the specialist Greek store and cafe Isle of Olive .
17. The you come to the canal with it’s lovely boats and great views.
The regents Canal is that which can take you down to Camden, Kings Cross or even London Zoo. It’s a great place for cyclists, walkers or the enthusiastic runner.
18. And find street art like this, hidden away.
19. There’s cool buildings like this one.
20. And the Gas Holders are the coolest, and most photogenic.
21. They sell great bikes…
Lock 7 Cycle is where you can fix a bike, buy a bike and have a coffee doing so.
129 Pritchards Road