We made our way to east London early morning to explore this vibrant part of the city. As we walked towards our destination, we crossed paths with the V & A Museum of Childhood. A beautiful space with beautiful displays that remind visitors of the carefree days of being a child. It has an extensive collection of toys from various eras and continents, childhood equipment, costumes and a number of temporary exhibits. My personal favourite was the kites of Kabul. The exhibit celebrates he story of this iconic toy in a country that has been savaged by war for years.
And then it was time for tea. The tea was normal, but the location was everything but ordinary. We had tea on a boat! A little wobbly but a memorable experience for sure!
Then we found it. Broadway market in Hackney. The area has been home to market traders since the 1890’s, and provides a unique kaleidoscope of tastes and cultures. Crammed into a little street, it’s home to pubs, restaurants, cafes and of course stalls offering amazing fresh produce, and authentic street food. Shrimp, strawberry cupcake, salad mix and a meringue.
Our journey brought us to Hackney city farm. The farm is home to a range of animals including chicken, duck, donkey and a pig! A little oasis in the heart of a busy city.
Exploring the surroundings, we returned to Columbia Road where the flower market takes place on Sundays. It was so pleasant and quiet today. We even managed to find a comfortable spot in S Jones for an afternoon pick-me-up coffee. Loved it!
Fuelled with caffeine, the remainder of the day was spent exploring street art, community gardens, independent shops and white chapel gallery. A wonderful day, and a beautiful evening as the city began to sparkle with lights in the dark!