If any of you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that it was my birthday last week- I turned the grand’ol age of 23! As my birthday fell on a Wednesday Feg and I booked it off work and spent the day in Cambridge, which was perfect!
On Saturday i was off on my travels again and spent in the day in London with a few friends. We grabbed a coffee from the station and jumped on our train.
Shoreditch is an inner city district in the East End of London and only a short tube or bus ride from Euston. It’s somewhere that i’ve never really considered visiting before, but my friend reassured us that we’d love it so we decided to spend the afternoon there.
We first stopped off for a bite to eat and discovered a small indoor food market with tons of delicious cuisines. I went for a dish of mixed Chinese dishes; Chow mein noodles, rice and sweet and sour chicken. Elsa had a vegan chorizo and salad baguette and Mills had a vegetarian Indian. The food was great and there was something to suit everyone’s dietary requirements.
We then had a wander around Brick Lane.
Brick Lane is world renowned for its street art, which features artists such as Banksy, D*Face and Ben Eine. Brick Lane has been used in many music videos such as “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers and countless photographs and advertisements.
Artists from all over the world and the UK flock to Brick lane to paint because they know that they will get an appreciative audience; and we were definitely appreciative, my poor SD card was packed full by the end of the day- everything was so incredible.
Backyard Market in Brick Lane.
Brick Lane Market is a large East End flea market with street stalls selling antiques, clothes and bric-a-brac at bargain prices.
Brick Lane has had several markets open under the The Truman Markets umbrella: the Boiler House Food Hall, the Tea Rooms, the Backyard Market, the Sunday UpMarket, and the Vintage Market. These markets sell everything from vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery, music, arts and crafts, and super tasty street food.
This particular Market is set just off Brick Lane past the Tea Rooms, featuring over 50 stalls. The focus of Backyard is arts & crafts, with lots of young designers and artists showcasing their work. It’s situated at the heart of Brick Lane. You’ll pass the Tea Rooms on the way and you’ll hear the funky grooves from the music stall. I loved the how vibrant and quirky everything was. The entire place has the most infectiously chilled atmosphere.
Once we bagged ourselves some bargains we decided to having a boogie on down to our next stop- Peggy Porschen.
Renowned for it’s irresistibly pretty cakes that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious. I have wanted to visit Peggy Porschen cafe since i started blogging!
I’ve lost count of how many times iv’e scrolled through blogger’s flatlays featuring their cute cupcakes and creamy coffees from Peggy Porshen and Saturday was the day i finally got to see what all the fuss was about!
We were walking down Sloane Square and spotted the cafe a mile away, the gorgeous pastel pink exterior caught our eye, then we noticed with dainty flowers and a floral reef hanging on the front door. It honestly looked like something from a fairytale.
I had a cappuccino and a vanilla sponge which had the cutest pastel blue icing sugar dusted on top to create little tiny clouds, it was as light and fluffy as it looks. The girls had cupcakes, chocolate and salted caramel which were “Heavenly”. It was quite pricey, my slice of cake was around £6, but we were expecting to pay above average given its reputation and location.
We sat outside in the sun watched the world go by. I would highly recommend paying it a visit, especially if you’re a fellow blogger and love a flat lay opportunity!
Hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for stopping by and giving it a read- it really does mean the world to me!