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East London Wandering

These are some photos from a few months ago, four months to be precise, I don’t know where this year has gone.

After seeing the beautiful Leon Bridges at Brixton Academy, Moon and I stopped over in London and treated ourselves to a tasty breakfast at Dishoom (who have a reputation that is well justified ) before walking close to 14 miles around East London taking in the sights.

East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
I don’t think I can un-do the things that naan roll made me feel. 

East London in springtime
I was sure I read that they might be knocking this down but [this article] has me remaining hopeful because it sure is neat.
East London in springtime

It felt like it had been so long since I had been up to London and in reality, I think that probably was the case, but equally to walk around and explore like that is something I haven’t really done since my days interning at Ink. I used to go to the same places over and over, whereas this time we were seeing lots of new things mixed up in old haunts.

East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
I’d almost forgotten how much I enjoyed seeing the street art of East London, there were even some new ones to spot!

East London in springtime
From the Museum of Childhood to Hackney City Farm and our first visit to Broadway Market, it was such a nice spring day. This felt like the first time in a long time that I’d taken my camera out too, so it was an extra street to see so many spring flowers on display at the markets and planted up along the street.

East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
I think my favourite part of the day was definitely getting to visit Hackney City Farm, which we just happened upon by chance from searching what was in the area. As a free afternoon out – I wish I’d been able to find a donation box to pop a few £s in because they really are doing great work – it was great. The animals seem happy and it was so great to not only see newborn lambs resting in the stables but also so many chickens running about the yard.

East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
I also loved Broadway Market, but I was expecting to, I even found the Meringue Girls stall, which I was pretty excited about. Despite following them on Instagram and being a big fan from afar, I’ve only been able to buy from them once, I think I made up for this by buying one of each flavour this time around.

East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
East London in springtime
My heart doesn’t really belong to London but one things for sure, East London is great for a poking around not really doing anything in particular.

Where is your favourite part of London?

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