Long before being a food haven, London was (and still is) a kitsch haven. The same markets I wrote about in my last post that showcase a healthy selection of cosmopolitan delicacies, also sell some of the most outlandish goods you are bound to find anywhere else. Between vintage and second-hand, I think Notting Hill’s Portobello Market wins, but I wouldn’t rule out of the competition Old Spitalfields and Brick Lane neither. Grab your London map and have a look by yourself.
Now, I’m aware I have taken picture of probably the most outlandish merchandise on sale, but don’t be misled by my soft spot for anything quirky, as especially Old Spitalfields Market does sell also beautiful handmade jewelry, clothing and home decorations.