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The Best Things in Spitalfields, Greater London*

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The Best Things
  • Spitalfields Markets, still somehow remaining a place (largely) without tourists, and not full of either a) antiques I don't want or can't afford (as in the West End) or b) washing powder, stolen goods and cockels and mussels (as in East End) but things you might actually want to buy (mostly good for presents for people, mooching about and it's food). It's getting poncier so get down there before it deteriorates.
  • liverpool Street Station concourse: where you don`t have to pick your feet up to walk. avoiding the goo and discarded burgers or siutcases, this makes the journey all that little bit more tricky.
  • The Golden Hart pub in Commercial Street - unreconstructed pub bliss.
  • spitalfields market. brick lane curry houses, especially the nazrul 2.
  • street life on Brick Lane
  • My Roof. The bird who sunbathes on the opposite roof.
  • Two 24-hour bagel bakeries in Brick Lane
  • Brick Lane market at a reasonable time on a Sunday morning.
  • The Beer Shop: just moved a few doors up Pitfields Street. One of London's small treasures. An award-winning brewery in its own right and a wonderful selection of bottled beers from all over the world, with a knowledgeable staff who will give you information (sometimes in very surprising quantity) if they're not busy. Also sells some draught beer in boxes. Probably the best place to buy beer in London.
  • Energy. People. Creativity.

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Last updated: 2008-11-11

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