Hackney’s Broadway Market has recently become one of my favourite places to mooch around. It’s a hipster’s haven with tonnes of cafés, pizzerias, tapas bars and pubs; as well as a book shop and florist snuggled somewhere in between. But until this weekend I had never been on a Saturday, when the road is closed off to cars and the market stalls fill the street.
It’s just a short
walk boat journey along the canal from Victoria Park.
Arriving hungry is a slightly ambiguous decision. There is so, so much food to chose from… almost too much! And by the time you finally decide between a pulled pork roll or luscious pastries, your tummy will be rumbling and your mouth will be watering.
I went for neither and headed to Deeney’s for a Lady Macbeth. A freshly grilled toastie bursting with vegetarian haggis, melted cheddar, rocket and caramelised onion.
I hadn’t tried haggis before but this was just like stuffing which went down rather well with me.
As did the accordion and the cello…
This is the place to come to to pick up some second hand furniture, bric-a-brac or give your bike some TLC.
A steady stream of people headed into London Fields from the markets, armed with bbq’s and booze.
It seemed obligatory that before entering the park you had to head to Londis and grab a Rekorderlig. Bottles in hand, half of Hackney were kicking back in the sun enjoying the Instagram worthy sunshine.
As of next week I am starting a new job so this was my last free weekend for a while. I’m so glad I finally went to the market on a Saturday and can’t think of a better way to have spent the day. The market is open every Saturday from about 9am-4pm and I couldn’t recommend a better East London destination when the sun is shining!