Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sunday in the City - Brick Lane

After a leisurely stroll through around Columbia road, I headed up to Brick Lane for an amble through the Sunday markets. Brick lane continues to be one of the most diverse lanes in London, and demonstrates a harmony of all cultures meeting together, predominately for the love of food.
Brick lane's history is vast from the east end slums, to the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper, to now a thriving Bangladesh community famed for its curry houses. Standing proud at the Bethnal Green end of the road stands one of the oldest bagel bakeries on the street. You cannot come to to Brick lane without stopping for some of its famous bagels...
The hot salt beef is highly recommended... whilst queuing I watched the boys in the back kitchen, rolling and boiling the bagels in the big bagel baths. Constantly filled with characters and tourists who travel near and far to visit.. It's not the most glamorous looking shop but what it lacks in looks it makes up in flavour.
As I ambled down the road I browsed the market stalls, filled with vintage bits & lots of different food treats. A number of indoor markets are held in the old warehouse & Truman brewery sites on the road. If you can't instantly see them then the delicious smells should entice you in as every food type is being cooked and sold within.
I had a great morning strolling around before heading up through the old Spitalfield market. I worked in the area 10 years ago and its amazing how some of the old still remains in amongst the new regenerated space, built in the shadows of the cities skyscrapers. This area has a cool,urban vibe where old meets new and east meets west.. A must visit for any London fan..

1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

When Kelly used to work a night shift over the weekend and gone to Brick Lane of an evening she'd drop off a bag of bagels on my doorstep so that I'd have them there when I woke up!!

Victoria

FlorenceandMary.com

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sunday in the City - Brick Lane

After a leisurely stroll through around Columbia road, I headed up to Brick Lane for an amble through the Sunday markets. Brick lane continues to be one of the most diverse lanes in London, and demonstrates a harmony of all cultures meeting together, predominately for the love of food.
Brick lane's history is vast from the east end slums, to the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper, to now a thriving Bangladesh community famed for its curry houses. Standing proud at the Bethnal Green end of the road stands one of the oldest bagel bakeries on the street. You cannot come to to Brick lane without stopping for some of its famous bagels...
The hot salt beef is highly recommended... whilst queuing I watched the boys in the back kitchen, rolling and boiling the bagels in the big bagel baths. Constantly filled with characters and tourists who travel near and far to visit.. It's not the most glamorous looking shop but what it lacks in looks it makes up in flavour.
As I ambled down the road I browsed the market stalls, filled with vintage bits & lots of different food treats. A number of indoor markets are held in the old warehouse & Truman brewery sites on the road. If you can't instantly see them then the delicious smells should entice you in as every food type is being cooked and sold within.
I had a great morning strolling around before heading up through the old Spitalfield market. I worked in the area 10 years ago and its amazing how some of the old still remains in amongst the new regenerated space, built in the shadows of the cities skyscrapers. This area has a cool,urban vibe where old meets new and east meets west.. A must visit for any London fan..

1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

When Kelly used to work a night shift over the weekend and gone to Brick Lane of an evening she'd drop off a bag of bagels on my doorstep so that I'd have them there when I woke up!!

Victoria

FlorenceandMary.com