After Thailand and before heading to Brazil, I indulged in a couple-of-weeks layover in London, to sort out some stuff and enjoy a bit of freezing weather. It happened anything that can happen in London winter time: rain, storms, snow, wind, hail and -0°s. An exhaustive sample in case I had forgot what it was like living here.
Nevertheless, I always enjoy the English capital, and since I have already visited most of its iconic landmarks, this time I decided to take my time and become a Londoner. Sort of.
What I find as one of the absolute best aspects of London is its multiculturalism, this is why for a quintessential London experience able to blend its British and cosmopolitan characters, I can by all means suggest to head to some of its markets.
While Portobello Market in the gentrified Notting Hill neighborhood mainly displays the vintage and outlandish sides of the city, Brick Lane Sunday Up Market between Brick Lane and Spitalfields devotes a huge space to food stalls, showcasing an intoxicating feast of colors, smells and flavors from all over the world for a more than reasonable price: with 5£ you can order a meal at any of the stalls and be fully satisfied.
Enjoy the mouthwatering visual journey!