london: markets galore

We were able to hit three markets this day! First off, we were off to Spitalfields market which was right next to our hotel. It's full of artisans and I love how they have themed weekends. The weekend we went on was jewelery themed. We participated in a free metal cutting jewelery workshop and cut hearts out to make bracelets. And Dom and I fell in love with the girl behind Go Jewelery where I bought this piece from her.We went to Brick Lane Market afterward just a couple of streets down. The front part of the market were lots of international food booths. We chose to share a Spanish paella and a mix plate of Indian and Turkish fusion curries. It was by far the best meal I had in London! The back half of the market were full of local artisans selling clothes, jewellery and art. Brick Lane itself was very interesting, never have I seen so many Indian restaurants side by side along the street. There must have been at least 20 curry houses right next to each other, I don't know how they all make a living! We tried one of the places that night and it was really good. Lastly we headed to Portobello market just as it was about to close which worked to our advantage because we didn't have to be pushed along the throngs of tourists and just enjoy the view. We headed to Tower Hill tube station after for a Jack the Ripper walking tour. I was a little hesitant at first because I'm one to shy away from ghosts and murder stories but the tour guide made it very enjoyable! He even got us to help solve the mystery of who Jack the Ripper was.

Links to my European adventures: day one, day two, day three, day four, day five, day six, day seven, day eight