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Saturday Strolls

March 8th, 2015 at 05:52 am

Trying to keep up with which London neighborhood is currently cool is too much for my middle-aged self, but someone told me all the junk from Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane has now moved to Walthamstowe. So I dutifully went there yesterday, and it indeed was full of junk. It is apparently the longest market in the UK, but triumphantly, though I sampled many things, I walked away with nothing.
Then on to hipster haven at Spitalfields which also left me yawning. I did ooh at Shad Thames shops, then on to more high-end shopping. I haven't been to Fortnum and Mason in years--but it was so incredibly crowded in there, I gave up after 15 minutes. Salt beef seems to have swept the country in the last few years so I stuck my head into the salt beef bagel places in the East End and again at Selfridges--sampled some, sampled Truman beer, Italian orange Easter cake, and very high- test chocolate. I have to say, it was all a feast for eyes, but my only purchases were the Evelyn Waugh novel I'm teaching next week (free with my Waterstone's card!) and a coffee (free with my Costa points. ) I even got 1p back from Waterstone's so was entertained, fed, and happy while making 1p.

Off to Marylebone Market now....

4 Responses to “Saturday Strolls”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'm living vicariously through you! Thanks for the updates.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Me too!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have you seen the show about Selfridge's? There's at least two seasons on Prime. That would be so cool to actually go inside there. Smile

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I have seen some of Mr Selfridge, and my SIL's daughter (too complicated to explain) works there. But it is crazy making--too crowded for me. Better on the weekdays than the weekends, but for me, like Harrod's, it's only a place to look, not to buy.

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